Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning by Lauraine Snelling

From the Back of the Book

Broken by life’s disappointments, four women forge a friendship that leads in unexpected directions.

Hope Benson is determined to do all she can for the broken souls who come to Casa de Jesus, a women’s shelter in the heart of San Francisco. When a difficult pregnancy forces her to relinquish control, she draws support and strength from an unlikely group of women, each struggling with her own heartbreak.

Andy Taylor, a reluctant transplant to California, was compelled to leave behind her lavender-growing business and her home of twenty-some years to support her workaholic husband’s pursuit of career success. Attorney Julia Collins is searching for her teenage granddaughter, believed to be living on the streets. And Clarice Van Dam’s life has been shattered by the disappearance of her husband, who appears to have relieved her of all earthly possessions except a fur coat and her overnight bag.

Drawn together at the weekend market held in the shelter’s parking lot, the women pool their resources to fend off an unscrupulous conglomerate that threatens to replace the facility with a commercial development. As they fight to retain this haven for women in need, they find their own longings for home answered by the solace of faith and friendship.

My Thoughts

I read Lauraine Snelling's Red River of the North series many years ago. Those books were a historical christian fiction series where this book is set in more recent times. This book did not disappoint. All four women in the book are all very different from one another. They are thrown together and then find that with God they can overcome anything by working together. I love the fact that all the women were so different but still managed to become good, close friends. The story kept my attention. The story moves along at a nice pace and kept my attention. If you are a fan of light, contemporary christian fiction you will probably enjoy this book.

I received this book from the publisher through Librarything Early Reviewers for my honest opinion.


  1. I would like to try to read more Christian fiction this year. It's kind of an unannounced goal.

  2. This one sounds interesting, thanks for the review!

  3. Man I wish I had more time!
    Writing this one down.

  4. I read this book several years ago. I think this must be a re-issue. As I recall, I enjoyed it and especially found the lavender growing interesting.

  5. I think I may have to add this to my spring/summer read list when I tend to read lighter stuff. I do enjoy good christian fiction.

  6. This is one where the cover seems to perfectly reflect the story inside...glad to see that you enjoyed it :)


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