My church book club was looking for a book to read this month. I missed the meeting because we had a school board meeting the same night but the group decided to read this book. I’d also gotten the book from the publisher for review, so it work out really well!

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Miss Brenda and the Loveladies

Brenda was a woman who grew-up poor in a trailer transformed into owning multiple houses. She is what many would describe as a self-made wealthy woman. Unfortunately, her and her family became the focus of an investigation, one that could end in jail. At the moment, she made a promise that if God kept her from jail she would change her life and do something better. Well, she avoided jail time and found her passion. She began working with woman prisoners after their release.

This is a wonderful story about discovering your mission in life, faith, and true transformation. During the book you’re introduced to several of the first woman to stay at Miss Brenda’s Halfway house, or as she calls it her wholeway house. The women’s stories are heartbreaking but lined with hope as they begin to learn to live a life outside of jail and crime. They learn to forgive and to have confidence. It truly is a wonderful story.

This book does have details on the woman’s past and how it impacted their lives. There is discussion of abuse and drug use. It would not be a book I would recommend for any immature readers. The abuse is written very matter-of-fact and not described in detail. So, one could skim over those parts if it really bothered you.

If you’re looking for a book demonstrating self-growth and developing and how God can truly work wonders through one single person, this book is for you.

I give this book a 5 out 5 bookends.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review for an honest review.

Here is a link to the Loveladies Center if you’d like to find out more about what they do.

Have you read any good books recently? If so I’d love to hear about them.