Saturday, July 02, 2005

Michelle Blake's Lily Connor in THE TENTMAKER

Thank you, revblog pal, who suggested we read Michelle Blake's novels about Lily Connor. I read The Tentmaker and LOVED IT. There are three mysteries featuring the Episcopal Priest Lily Connor, I ordered the other two this afternoon. Lily is a well-rounded interesting character who serves as an interim priest.

I don't remember who told me about this series. I read a Clare Fergusson mystery, too. Enjoyed reading about Clare and her ministry as well. Lily reflects more on her ministry and the ethics of her decisions than Clare and I like the author's treatment of Lily as priest. How do these novelists know so much about clergy women?

I listened to Joanna Trollope's Marrying the Mistress on audio last week. Anyone who thinks the grass of marriage may be greener with another person may, if brave, wish to listen/read the book. You will wither your nellies over the complications of adultery.

Our preacher coffee group read Trollope's The Rector's Wife months ago so I was interested to see if I liked other Trollope books. I bought A Passionate Man today and will let you know how it goes.

Note to self: No one is fooled by your mulitiple blog entries and book reviews. They know that the Romans 7 passage is driving you nuts. Delaying the final draft of tomorrow's sermon must be done and you can't put it off much longer. People can see through you, Mrs. Casserole!


PPB said...

I was totally fooled. REally, I was. Because I'm procrastinating, too.

Quotidian Grace said...

I love reading about books you like. Don't think of it as procrastination but as engaging in ministry to other book-a-holics! Now I must off to amazon to order the Lily Connor books.

Songbird said...

I want to find those books, too. But what happened to the post I could swear I was reading earlier today?

St. Casserole said...

Songbird, I don't know where the post went. The LH said he saw it but I haven't seen it for hours.

Songbird said...

And it's really too bad, because it was the casserole recipe!