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!

5 comments:

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!