Thursday, April 23, 2015

Something About Maudy - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

17991718
     Pastor Maudy is a down-to-earth Porsche-driving Methodist minister. She isn't at all what I expected! Maudy handles every challenge (and there are many) with common sense and a sense of humor, trying her best to do the right thing for the aging congregation of her small church. There's plenty of humor in this story (her cat is named John Wesley) and an element of romance for Maudy, too. The book kept me entertained from beginning to end. 
     Something About Maudy doesn't preach or teach Bible lessons. 
     I enjoyed the story's small-town Puget Sound, WA, setting and had a great time getting to know Maudy in this delightful book.


Book Beginning:
Maude
I've always considered carpets, if I thought about them at all, to be rather boring. I'm talking about rugs here - not the most exciting objects in the world. We can all continue to learn, and I learned something about carpets one Monday at City People's Nursery in Seattle when a rug decided to change the course of my life and became animate.

Friday 56 excerpt (from 56% on my Kindle):
Your daddy got hurt. He had an infection in his brain. He would never have done what he did if he hadn't been hurt. 

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Length: 318 Pages
Amazon Link: Something About Maudy
Other Books by This Author: Delinda McCann

Synopsis from Goodreads:
To My Congregation: This first year as your pastor at Blackfish United Methodist Church has been a wild ride. In the beginning, I thought the bishop was crazy when he appointed me to your church. He knew something had to change or the doors would close for good. He also knew I needed direction in my life. Perhaps the bishop was crazy, crazy like a fox. . You never had a woman pastor, let alone one who had once been an actress. You barely tolerated my Porsche, my dress, my makeup, and my style of ministering. You didn't trust my son, and couldn't understand why I didn't want you letting yourself into the parsonage when I wasn't home. But somehow we managed. . While I was learning to appreciate all of you, I met the man who was to give me a whole new outlook on life. It couldn't have come at a better time. It was his love that gave me the inspiration and courage to serve all of you. Love has a way of changing us like that. . This is an account of what happened in my first year at Blackfish UMC. It includes a flood, attempted murder of a young woman, a cheating husband, several natural deaths, two divorces, and so much more. I'm still amazed at all that has happened, but even more at how it drew us together. Truly love conquers all. I wonder what the next year will bring. God bless all of you, Pastor Maudy.

                 

Anyone can participate in Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56.
Click HERE to connect to other Book Beginnings posts (sponsored by Rose City Read) Click HERE to join other Friday 56 bloggers (sponsored by Freda's Voice)

25 comments:

LadyD Piano said...

Great post! I'd like to read this one. Love the cover art and I want to know how a carpet changed her life. Thanks for introducing me to Maudy. Happy Reading!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Maudy sounds like quite a character.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Daphne L said...

This sounds like a fun book! I think I'll add it to my Amazon wishlist :)

Daphne L said...

Actually it's available on Kindle Unlimited -yay! Thanks for the rec.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one is surprisingly fascinating...I say that because I expect something completely different when "pastor" is in the title! But you had me at the setting and the unusual personality and characteristics of this unique pastor. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Delinda said...

Sandy thanks for featuring Something About Maudy. I do hope your readers find this story as much fun as I had breaking all the conventions when writing about Maudy.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I didn't realize Maudy was available on Kindle Unlimited. Thanks for mentioning that.

Stormi Johnson said...

Sounds like a nice Christian read as I like those that don't preach but are just fun and clean. :)

Stormi

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

This sounds like a book I would like to read, set in a small town with an interesting main character.

Elizabeth said...

It does sound enjoyable.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Amy said...

Great book beginning! Sounds like a good read. I liked your Friday 56 too, it's very touching and sounds like it's from a child ("Daddy").
Thank you for popping by my blog,
Amy @ A Novel Start

Topazshell said...

An infection in the brain, is that a tumor? Sad.

Topazshell said...

I'll bet there were children on that rug playing.

Claudia Arroyo said...

The introduction is quite puzzling with the talk about rugs and carpets, but the 56 gripped me! I’m curious to know if this character with the brain infection is okay! Great post Sandra :)

My Friday 56

Sandra Nachlinger said...

She is! I expected a minister to be straight-laced, but Maudy isn't.

Katherine P said...

This sounds fun! I like the breezy tone and I do wonder what the rug did that was so life changing!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Like others I'm going to say this sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

Check out my 56 (with Book Beginnings).

JC Jones said...

Not my usual read but sound like one I would like.

fredamans said...

Not my usual fare, but I do enjoy a good clean read once in a while. This sounds like it will fit that bill!
Happy weekend!

Laura Thomas said...

You're might. This is surprising and sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing it. I'll be sure to check it out. I'm do for some laughs and a wee bit of romance:)
My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/24/the-friday-56-59-cut-me-free-by-j-r-johansson/

Katiria Rodriguez said...

I never heard about this book but it does look and sound like a really fun read. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Maudy sounds like a really interesting character. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Yvonne said...

Sounds good and a nice cover, too.

jacquie said...

What an unusual premise! I can hardly wrap my head around a minister who drives a Porsche! That made me laugh...and it also made me curious enough to give this a look!

Whitney Behr said...

Interesting 56 & Beginnings, it sounds like a sweet read.