Leona Harper is the quintessential pastors wife. She knows exactly how to be the person the parishioners expect. From little old ladies who stop by before Sunday services to making sure her kids behave in public, Leona's got it covered.
When her husband drops dead in the pulpit, Leona's neat little world implodes. No longer the pastor's wife, she finds that she's had no identity of her own, and that she's alienated her children by her expectations as well.
Leona's children arrive home for the funeral ready to disappoint their mother with their life choices, and her mother comes by to remind her what a disappointment she has been to her as well. Within two weeks Leona begins to feel squeezed out of the parsonage by the elders, and she must begin to look for employment. Forced to become her own person for the first time in decades, Leona must learn to take a stand for herself and be the person God created her to be.
Reinventing Leona is one of the new e-book only selections from Tyndale House. A gentle read, it is full of charm and hidden wisdom. The characters are vulnerable, yet endearing. I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed this book. It tugs at the heart, and reminds us to be who God created us to be. I hope to see many more books by Lynne Gentry in the future. Definitely a 5 Star read.
This book was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions rendered are my own.