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Stories for His Glory

Bless Your Heart, Rae Sutton by Susannah B. Lewis June 27, 2022

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:00 pm
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Sometimes what your life is missing is an eccentric group of older ladies to take you under their wing . . .

When Raeley Ann Sutton’s mama passes away and leaves her the house where she grew up, Rae can’t imagine how the little old place might restore her broken life. Mourning the recent loss of her marriage, she takes the house and settles back in tiny, “one-horse Whitten” with her fourteen-year-old daughter, Molly Margaret, and their overweight dog.

There she’s embraced by her mother’s close-knit circle of friends, the Third Thursday ladies: Mrs. Fannie, Mrs. Dora, and Aunt Maxine. Though almost half their age and far less confident of positive outcomes, Rae joins their ministry-slash-book-club-slash-gossip circle and allows the women to speak wry honesty and witty humor into her tired heart. As a new career and a new romance bring their own complications, Rae relies on the unlikely family she’s found and begins to wonder if her future holds more hope than she ever could have imagined.

Known for her heartwarming stories and genuine Southern voice, Susannah B. Lewis dazzles with her latest story of women strengthening women.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. It actually made me laugh out loud at least three times, that doesn’t happen too often, even when a book is supposed to be funny.

But between the giggles this book deals with some series issues. I was so torn about how I wanted it to turn out, which made it even better.

I do think the author did a great job of making it turn out the way it should but it was hard to make up my mind, as it was for Rae.

I can’t neglect to mention the cast of characters Susannah developed. Those older ladies made me want to have a group of women like in my life.

Overall, a very good book and I do recommend it.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


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