Thursday, June 11, 2015
MISS BRENDA AND THE LOVELADIES
For Brenda Spahn, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wealth was a lifestyle—until a brush with the law threatened to send her to prison. In those dark moments, Brenda made a promise to God. Spared incarceration, a renewed Brenda glimpsed into the lives of women serving time in one of the worst places in America—the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. What she saw prompted a God-inspired vision. With a heart to help and a will that couldn't be crushed, Brenda fought the system and overcame tremendous obstacles to take ex-cons into her own home and help them navigate the alien world of life on the outside. This is the story of Brenda's journey from rags to riches to redemption. It's the story of the first unlikely year of her “Whole Way House” and of the extraordinary lives of the first seven women who came to call her “Miss Brenda.” It's a story that testifies to the power of faith and how God changes hearts every day.
Successful businesswoman Brenda sees the need for a place where women being released from prison can be transitioned back into society. She turns her beautiful home into such a place. What happens next is a wonderfully delightful tale that kept me laughing. Thinking these women would appreciate her help and what she actually encounters is totally different.
Love the plot and the characters in this book!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.