Saturday, January 11, 2014

What I’m Reading Lately

In The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue, Allison is a middle-aged, single woman who lives in picturesque St. Augustine, Florida, and regularly attends a historic and traditional church near her home.

When she feels a distinct poke in the ribs during a Sunday service, she is convinced that God has “nudged” her to buy a Harley. Still, the call to buy an expensive motorcycle seems bizarre to her.  Her income giving carriage rides to tourists is miniscule and riding a motorcycle is far out of her comfort zone.

Then her eccentric carriage horse takes her into a dangerous section of the city and into the lives of individuals who barely manage to stay alive there. The nudges continue. Over the objections of church friends, she winds up at a Harley dealership.

A brand new red Heritage Softail Classic calls to her, and she is soon a Harley owner. She also loses her job, falls out of favor with her longtime neighbors and makes new friends. As she faces threats, she discovers new depths of love for others and learns to trust God for safety, direction, life’s necessities and living life victoriously.

In the weeks between my finishing the book and this review I have forgotten if this was one of the e-books with the aggravating errors grammatical and otherwise.  But if there were those errors, they have faded beside my enjoyment of this quick read spiced with humor, heartbreak, a refreshing heroine and interesting characters. 


  1. sounds like a good one to me and i to have sound those aggravating mistakes. did you know you can report the errors and that in Kindle manage you can set it up for automatic update corrections? i have had 3 update corrections since i set it up. it sends and email and says update ready and i click on it.

  2. I'll buy this book on Kindle, if it is available as an e-book. I intend to spend 2014 reading novels and then write one in 2015. At least, that's the plan! Lol.

  3. Sounds like an interesting read with plenty of God-surprises. I'll keep a note to look out for it. I'm kind of snowed under at the moment.

    You're not tempted by a Harley are you?

    Blessings from Dalamory.

  4. Freda, no Harley in my future, even before my stroke!

  5. Great book review! It sounds like a 'good read'.

    I've been doing a bit of reading, myself, lately. In my opinion, there's nothing like a good book, especially in January :)

  6. I think I will trust god without the Harley. LOL

  7. I love what Freda said about God-Surprises.
    Life is so full of those.
    We need to keep our eyes open for them.
    This sounds like a delightful book about Trust and victorious living.
    Thanks for the recommendation.