As the Ward Turns is deliciously witty fiction that rings with truth. You'll meet Andy Taylor, a Relief Society president who finds herself in so much hot water, she may as well live in the Jacuzzi Ward. Just when it seems matters can't get worse, Andy's brother, Nick, slides into town on snake oil, running one scam after another.
You'll meet Bishop Carlson, who impersonates the deceased at a funeral, and Edith Horvitz, a homemaking director who built her entire house using particle board and a hot glue gun.
There's young and beautiful Zan Archer, a self-made tycoon. The most domestic Zan has ever been was to hire a maid from a domestics agency.
For on-the-spot criticism, you can count on Rita Delaney, who used a dead cat as a visual aid for a spiritual living lesson. And watch out for Claudia Lambert. She once aimed a rifle at a well-meaning cleaning crew of Relief Society sisters, and told them if they or their PineSol ever set foot in her house again, there'd be a mass funeral at the Stake Center.
They're all therethe stalwarts, the grumblers, the mixed bag of members you'll recognize at once. Joni Hilton also serves up wisdom along with the laughs, leaving you satisfied with a feast that is both enriching and entertaining.