What’s it like when the man you married is already married to God?
asks Pastors’ Wives, an often surprising yet always emotionally true
first novel set in a world most of us know only from the outside.
Takeuchi Cullen’s debut novel Pastors’ Wives follows three women whose
lives converge and intertwine at a Southern evangelical megachurch. Ruthie
follows her Wall Street husband from New York to Magnolia, a fictional suburb of
Atlanta, when he hears a calling to serve at a megachurch called
Greenleaf. Reeling from the death of her mother, Ruthie suffers a
crisis of faith—in God, in her marriage, and in herself. Candace is Greenleaf’s
“First Lady,” a force of nature who’ll stop at nothing to protect her church and
her superstar husband. Ginger, married to Candace’s son, struggles to play
dutiful wife and mother while burying her calamitous past. All their roads
collide in one chaotic event that exposes their true selves. Inspired by
Cullen’s reporting as a staff writer for Time magazine, Pastors’
Wives is a dramatic portrayal of the private lives of pastors’ wives, caught
between the demands of faith, marriage, duty, and love.
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen was a longtime staff writer for TIME magazine.
She now develops television pilots for production companies. Born in Japan,
Cullen lives in New Jersey with family. This is her first novel.
This is just my opinion
please don't send me e-mails yelling at me about this review. This book was not
my cup of tea.
I could not wait to read this book but let me tell you, I did not
enjoy it at all. one it has bad language in it, two it was all over the place,
this was a book I could not tell you what was happening with the three wives of
the pastors from one chapter to the next. I like a book that holds my
I will not be reading anything else by Lisa that is for
I give this book 3 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest