Forever and All That Jazz-Karen Wiesner

Forever and All That Jazz
Karen Wiesner
Whiskey Creek Press (electronic) and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner (trade paperback), Mar 1 2014
ISBN 9781611602838 (electronic); 9781304491466 (trade paperback)

Jasmine Pepowski and Pastor Wesley Horace met and fell in love. Nine months ago Jazz and Wesley married and now reside in Peaceful, Wisconsin. Though she has given herself to the Lord, Jazz still struggles with the concept of “spiritual emergencies” and that her husband is on call 24/7 to attend to the flock as he works six days and fifty to sixty hours a week. Even his off day requires no communication gizmos to prevent calls. Still she loves God, her husband and her life. Wesley also struggles to the adjustments of having a wife to share in decision-making.

Her father’s neighbor in La Crosse calls Jazz that her dad Henry is suffering from chest pains in which the nitroglycerine failed to relieve. Jazz drives to see her hospitalized father. She learns he needs to be placed in a nursing home, but refuses as she prefers he lives with her and her husband although that upsets Wesley. Henry also tells his daughter that her mother Indigo did not die as she believed, but instead walked out on them to become a jazz singer.

The third fabulous Friendship Heirlooms inspirational family drama (see Clumsy Girl’s Guide To Falling In Love and Michael’s Angel) is a wonderful tale as several vulnerable people cope with major changes in their lives. Even though the fascinating storyline has more of a taste of Jasmine, the pastor’s internal doubts (re his wife, his distrusting live-in father-in-law and his demanding flock dominating all his time) make for an excellent read; as a man of God still is a man.

Harriet Klausner

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