The Lutheran Ladies' Circle: Plucking One String

The Lutheran Ladies' Circle: Plucking One String

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by Kris Knorr
     
 

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If you're looking for a sweet book about dealing with change-this isn't it. The Lutheran Ladies are sassy, have strong-spined opinions, and have stepped out of your office, your kid's soccer club, or your church to live on these pages. They deal with change-sometimes poorly-but with humor and heartache, they're knocking the rough edges from the journey.
In Book One

Overview

If you're looking for a sweet book about dealing with change-this isn't it. The Lutheran Ladies are sassy, have strong-spined opinions, and have stepped out of your office, your kid's soccer club, or your church to live on these pages. They deal with change-sometimes poorly-but with humor and heartache, they're knocking the rough edges from the journey.
In Book One: Plucking One String, Vera Henley has pulled the strings of the Lutheran Ladies Circle for years; now everything has unraveled. A new, young pastor is altering traditions, and the independent Circle women are cheering the changes-all except Vera, who is finding transformation is hard to fix. When her high-maintenance, crazy aunt introduces even more rebellion and chaos, Vera must choose which thread of change to pluck-and which to let go.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938531033
Publisher:
Morning West Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
640,821
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Kris Knorr, wife and mother, grew up in Oklahoma. Chapters of her debut novel were published in Rocinante Literary Journal and noted as the winner of the Marylhurst University CC Award. Kris combines her love of quirkiness with her passion for storytelling by writing for newspapers, volunteering, and working diligently to be a “peppery kinda gal.”

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The Lutheran Ladies' Circle: Plucking One String 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced but not chaotic, both funny and sad at the same time...and oh how all the traditions and rituals and church ladies and roles and pride and much more blended into such a sweet, sweet story. I have no experience at all with the Lutheran faith, but this "non-denominational" reader recognized in these women the love for the same God I worship and the danger all Christians face of getting so caught up in CHURCH that we sometimes forget what it's there for. Love this book! Review by CherishD
BeeBeeBedont More than 1 year ago
There were so many moments and so many people I could relate to. I laughed out loud, and even cried once. It should be required reading to all those people who have to fix everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the daughter of a German Lutheran mom (and a Baptist dad) this just made me laugh AND homesick for that family now gone. Bravo!
nle1 More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has ever lead or been on a committee will tell you that this book it the honest truth. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Church committee, PTA, whatever – you will know these ladies well. You probably ARE one of them but may not admit it! Vera has been a pastor’s daughter, pastor’s wife and is now a pastor’s widow. She has run the Shaded Valley Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma her way for the past 25 years and now doesn’t know what to do with herself. So she continues on…..and on….. The other ladies in the Ladies Circle haven’t been happy with Vera for years but – she was the pastor’s wife and that was that. However, the “times they are a-changin’.” This book is hilarious, sad and wonderful. These ladies are their own worst enemies but strive to do Good Work for their church; sometimes in spite of themselves. There are such funny stories to be told! My favorite was the Christmas Pageant which Vera appoints the Church Organist to oversee. The kids are hysterical and I was laughing out loud in many places. Vera may be the husband appointed Manager of the Universe but this time the Universe seems to be trying to tell her something: LISTEN!
RevP More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The charactors were authenic and so true to life that you felt like you knew each one personally. Life in the lutheran Ladies Society and I'm sure in any womens group is humourously depicted. READ THIS FOR FUN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 190 page book was pretty good. It was humorous and sometimes very sad. The situations wete very realistic. It is Christian fiction and most of the book takes place in the church. I know people just like most of the ones in this book. My favorite was Aunt Ule. There is a lot of preachiness in this novel, yet it is not the holier than thou type, it just the why the women are living their lives. I would have liked to have known if the pregnant character came to terms with her pregnancy and if she had a boy or girl baby, but this was the only unfinished thread. No adult topics. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny i saw all the things that happen at my church very enjoyable
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I expected. It is a journey of self discovery and awakening, but is laugh out loud funny. The ending is both sad and satisfying. This book is part of a series, but stands on its own. It has a highly religious setting, yet manages to make a point without being preachy. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun Christian read with dry humor, intelligent wit, and good charactor development. You can see those church ladies in your minds as you read along. Plot dragged a bit but ending was fitting. May buy more in the series for those times you want to read an easy story without having to think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written and humorous as well as thought provoking, really makes you think about how well what you say is shown in how you act
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unable to finish because it was a bit choppy between chapters. Interesting concept for a story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being raised Lutheran, this brought back memories. It was cute and enjoyable. Any denomination could have been inserted. No one is immune!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this because I'm Lutheran, and I enjoyed the references to our traditions. If you aren't Lutheran, just skip over the parts that don't make sense. This is a good story that really gets going in the last half. I was feeling very sorry for the character of Vera, even considered not finishing the book, but WOW it takes a great turn ...... stick with this one, I couldn't put it down after a certain point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
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virgilenne More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story. This was set in a church situation but has been played in many organizations. Not maliciously, but with good intent to lead people and be helpful. Funny and heart rending at the same time. 
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Enjoyed the characters. I laughed and recognized some of them from people I have met.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all know someone like these ladies in our church. It was easy to relate or even wonder which one we might be. Along the way of enjoying the story I managed to learn a bit @ the church year and symbols I had never picked up on before. I'm anxious to go on to the next book in the series.
SheliaMS More than 1 year ago
The story would get going then get bogged down with too many details. The author jumped around with view points making it hard to determine who the story was supposed to be about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had likeable characters and was dead on when it came to the dymanics of meetings, committees and church life. Good people trying to do good things but sometimes personalities and personal vision gets in the way. A fun read.
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