Everybody in the small town of Chapel Springs, Georgia, knows best friends Claire Bennett and Patsy Kowalski. It's impossible not to, what with Claire's zany antics and Patsy's self-appointed mission to keep her friend out of trouble. And trouble abounds. 

During an early morning discussion at Dees 'n' Doughs bakery with their ladies group, all Chapel Springs entrepreneurs, attention is drawn to the slackened tourist trade. With their livelihoods threatened, they join forces to address the town's revitalization in hopes of drawing back the tourists. No one could have guessed the real issue needing restoration is their marriages. 

Claire, a pottery artist, stumbles through life with her foot in her mouth. When she became a Christian, she thought life and her marriage would be included in the new creation part. But her thighs are just as big and her husband, Joel, is as ornery as ever. She's become nothing more than a sheet-changer, a towel-folder, a pancake-flipper. Her life is humdrum and she's tired of being taken for granted. 

Patsy has plans for her empty nest, plans that include a cruise ship. However, her husband, Nathan, continues to work long hours, and he's not talking about slowing down. In fact, he's not talking much at all. She's asleep long before he comes home each night. At first she thought it was just because of tax season, but now she's not so sure. Something other than work seems to keep him late at the office every night. With the lines of communication closed, she'll have to find another way to reach him. 

With their marriages as much in need of restoration as the town, Claire and Patsy embark on a mission of mishaps and miscommunication, determined to restore warmth to Chapel Springs and their lives. That is if they can convince their husbands and the town council, led by two curmudgeons who would prefer to see Chapel Springs left in the fifties and closed to traffic.

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I have read & reviewed this book ~

“What I think is this, like Chapel Springs, we need a revival. A physical revival. A make-over. From top to bottom,” Claire declares to her dear friend, Patsy, in Ane Mulligan’s book, Chapel Springs Revival.

To read the complete review, go to my blog at http://connywithay.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/chapel-springs-revival/

Thank you so much, Conny. 

This was a fun read! I laughed and smiled and just plain shook my head at the situations Claire could get herself and best friend Patsy into.

I have read Chapel Springs Revival, I  reviewed & posted to my blog:


Deanna, thank you. 

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This really sounds like a fascinating book which I would like very much to read.  However, at this time, I'm practically covered up with books.  I'm way behind with my reading.  Some of them are even by a few of my favorite authors.  But if I run across anyone who seems like the type to read this; I'll be happy to tell them about this book.  May God bless your sale of this book. 

Thank you, Faith. I do know what it's like to ne covered up with books! I've got 17 on my night stand to be read. =o)

Southern Serving of Belly Laughs...

I love books that make me break out in deep belly laughs every few minutes. Books where I can identify with the protagonist, if not by talent,(Claire is a pottery artist, and a good one), at least by lack of coordination and foot-in-mouth disease. Claire Bennett, a resident of Chapel Springs, Georgia, gets into more hilarious escapades than one should be capable of, before being deemed a natural disaster. Fortunately, her more shy and sensible friend, Patsy Kowalski, is by her side, ever ready to rush to her rescue.

While Chapel Springs Revival starts out as being a renewal of a tourist town, for the two main characters, it also becomes a time of marriage re-evaluation and renewal. Unfortunately, the women go about this without the knowledge and participation of their husbands. God and faith are important factors in the women's lives, but sometimes I actually wanted to see them turn to some pretty obvious Scriptures that would have halted a few of their misadventures and dissatisfactions.

A few relationships were left unresolved, and I hope Ms. Mulligan will bring us back to Chapel Springs for more inspiration, laughs, and revitalization.

I received this book for bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you, Becky, and I AM bringing you back to Chapel Springs! The next book is complete (but not out yet) and it brings back your favorite characters and adds a new one or two. :o) I'm now writing the third book in the series and have several others outlined. 

For those who love the characters and would like to join us, I have a private Facebook group called Dee's 'n' Doughs (where everyone in CHapel Springs meets up). The people who join there take on the pesona of one of the characters from teh book. They are having a blast over there. I also give them sneak peeks at the next book, Chapel Springs Survival, and they get special offers, and help me name people and choose photos for them. 

If anyoen would like to join, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeesnDoughs/ and click join. I'll approve your membership. :)

Thank you, Becky. I'm delighted you laughed!! It's good midicine, you know. :)

Thank you so much, Molly! It's good to see you here. :-)

Ane Mulligan, I would love to read your book "Chapel Springs Revival". I would be honored to receive your book to read and to review. Please advise how I can receive your book. I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Danielle, right now we have a giveaway going here. Leave a comment to be entered:  http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2014/10/giveaway-chapel... 


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