The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots by Karla Akins
Karla Akins is a pastor's wife, mother of five, and grandma to five beautiful little girls. She lives in Northeast Indiana with her husband, twin teenage boys with autism, mother-in-law with Alzheimer's and three rambunctious dogs. When she's not writing she's dreaming of riding her motorcycle through the mountains and hunting for treasure.
From the book’s back cover:
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.
It’s been a long time since I enjoyed reading a book as much as I enjoyed reading The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots. In this book when a pastor’s wife sometimes doubts her faith, friends suggest she get a motorcycle and ride with them. She still has money that her aunt left to her, which makes it even more tempting to join her biker friends, two of which are in her church. The ups and downs in this book are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad. As I read I went from laughing out loud to wiping away tears. Akins does a superb job making her characters come alive—some good and some not so good. You will not soon forget these characters. And the cover is a gem! I highly recommend this book!
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Till next time … keep on smiling.