About This Book

Pastor’s wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of Eels Falls. Kirstie loves roaring down a road less traveled by most women over forty, but she’s not just riding her bike for the fun of it. Kirstie has a ministry. However, certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses Kirstie’s ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers, those secrets could be exposed…and some will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Join Kirstie and her motorcycle “gang” – two church matrons and a mouthy, gum-smacking non-church member – as they discover that road-toughened bikers are quite capable of ministering to others, and faith is fortified in the most unexpected ways.

The Stats

  • Author’s Website: http://www.karlaakins.com/
  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Harbourlight Books (August 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611162823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611162820

My Review

When I heard of this book my first thought is “I have to read this!!” I entered a few give aways online and won a copy of it. I’m so glad I did, not only was this a book with some great laughs, but there also some very touching moments. I loved Kirstie, she was honest about her feelings and struggles with life in the fishbowl.

This book was very touching with its storyline regarding Kirstie’s oldest son, Timmy, who was diagnosed as autistic shortly after their second son, now 15 year old Patrick was born. The author gives a very realistic look at life of a mother dealing with autism and the struggles that moms face when their little boys become men. There’s an added dimension for Kirstie in that she’s the wife of a pastor in a small established church. Having been in this type of church most of my adult life I could feel for Kirstie and her husband, though at times I wanted to slap him for being insensitive.

The other aspect I enjoyed about this book is the portrayal of the bikers. She highlighted the fact that there are those biker gangs that you don’t want to mess with, while most are full of good people that treat each other better than most churches treat one another.

This was a feel good book that was fun to read.

Disclaimer: I did receive this book free, but as part of a contest. As always I give my honest opinion about this book.

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