Book Talk Tuesday: QUAKER SUMMER

This is an older book that has been on Mt. TBR for a couple of years. I’m so glad I picked it up and read it finally.

QUAKER SUMMER by Lisa Samson
QUAKER SUMMER by Lisa Samson

Heather Curridge is frustrated with her life but afraid to show her discontent. She has a beautiful home. A surgeon husband. An amazing son. She buys and remodels and volunteers in an effort to prove to herself, and to God, that she is a good person and deserves her blessings.

But she knows better. She knows that her son being bullied at his private Christian school is God paying her back. And her inability to find contentment is rooted in her need to lose twenty forty pounds. Heather and her family stopped going to church a year or so ago and they just can’t find a new one to fit their needs.

A chance encounter in a rough part of town introduces Heather to Sister Jerusha, a nun making a difference. Then Heather has an accident on one of her evening drives and is rescued by two elderly sisters with a vibrant faith.

Heather begins to see that her faith is not about her. After spending time with the sisters and the Sister, Heather sets out on a journey to set her crooked world back on its firm foundation.

I really loved this book. I think it speaks to many women who know they are blessed, know they are called to something more than running car pool and delivering cupcakes, but don’t know where to start or where to go.

The answer is quite simple: Start where you are.