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About The Book

Four pastors' wives. All desperate for something.

Is it possible that their desperation will lead to hope?

Mimi, Lisa, Jennifer, and Felicia all live in the fishbowl of Red River, Ohio. Everyone expects something from them. Gourmet casseroles. Perfect husbands. Well-behaved children. They expect even more of themselves.

The constant demands and always-ringing phones are enough to drive any sane woman crazy. Add to all that the condescending Katherine Fleming Katt -- self-promoting pastor's wife of the town's largest church -- who loves to flaunt her superior position. In the midst of such chaos, will each woman find the one thing she longs for?

When the unflappable Kitty Katt starts showing up at odd places, the four friends get suspicious. Is Kitty hiding something? What secrets lie behind her "perfect" exterior? But even more significant than unraveling Kitty Katt's secrets is finding answers for themselves.

About The Authors

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Ginger Kolbaba is the author of numerous books, including The 5 Sex Needs of Men and WomenA Matter of Wife and DeathDesperate Pastors' Wives, and Refined by Fire, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a 2005 Gold Medallion finalist. Ginger has worked on the editorial staff of Leadership journal, a publication for pastors, as an associate editor of MP's sister publication Today's Christian Woman, and as assistant editor of Preaching Today. She is a contributing editor for Focus on the Family magazine and has published hundreds of articles. Ginger lives with her husband, Scott, and beloved Doberman in Chicagoland.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Howard Books (March 20, 2007)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416554585

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Raves and Reviews

"This easy-to-read, suspenseful book provides insight into what goes on in the life of a Desperate Pastor's Wife. You'll see the questions they ask, the worries and emotions they feel, their fears and failures, their hopes, their convictions, and their faith. Read this, and you'll be enlightened and encouraged." -- Dr. Thelma Wells, speaker, Women of Faith conferences; president, A Woman of God Ministries; author, God Is Not Through with Me Yet and What These Girls Knew

"Move over, ladies of Wisteria Lane; the desperate pastors' wives of Lulu's Cafe have arrived! This sassy tale of women with real-life secrets will make you laugh as you share their anguish and connect with their hearts." -- Eva Marie Everson, coauthor of The Potluck Club series

"What a find! From the moment you meet the fabulous foursome in this tale of love, faith, hope, and forgiveness, you are hooked! These witty, vulnerable women wrestle with issues that are common to every woman -- though their unique position as pastors' wives puts them in a fishbowl of unnerving demand." -- Eric and Jennifer Garcia, cofounders, Association of Marriage and Family Ministries

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