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Take a peek beneath the polished layers of a woman teetering on the church pedestal. Can Leona let go of the past and claim her future?
“Reinventing Leona is a delightful read that will have you laughing one minute, pondering the next, and then reaching for the tissues as the words dance from the pages. Lynne Gentry’s voice sparkles with originality as she draws you into Leona’s world. Highly recommended. Bravo! —Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Broken Wings and Chasing Lilacs.
“In Reinventing Leona, Lynne Gentry takes an unflinching look at the challenges and
blessings experienced by those living inside the pastoral-family fishbowl. It’s refreshingly honest and deeply touching. Beyond a doubt, Gentry is a strong new voice in Christian fiction.” —Jennifer AlLee, author of The Pastor’s Wife
“Lynne Gentry hits the mark with Reinventing Leona. Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, unforgettable characters, and deep spiritual and real-life truths, Leona’s story will not only linger with you long after you finish the final pages, but it just might make you look at your own life a little different.” Lisa Harris, Christy Award Nominee of Blood Ransom
“Lynne Gentry has created a powerful story with characters who reach out to the reader’s heart with humor and poignancy that won’t let you go until the final page. After The End, you’ll be wanting more.” –Lena Nelson Dooley, award-winning, multi-published author of the McKenna’s Daughters series with Maggie’s Journey as book 1 and Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico
“With an exceptional, compelling voice and an eye for detail, Lynne Gentry weaves engrossing tales rich with spiritual truth. After one taste of her living characters and deep plots, you’ll keep reading and you’ll snatch up every book this author writes.” – Elizabeth Goddard, multi-published author of The Camera Never Lies, a 2011 Carol Award Finalist, and Freezing Point.
“Reinventing Leona gets five stars, two thumbs up, and a huge smile! Delightful debut!” Diana Prusik, Delivery
What readers are saying:
“Just finished “Reinventing Leona”!! Wonderful! I laughed and I cried and I laughed and I cried….Please continue writing about Leona and the Mt. Hope gang!” Shelia Britt, San Antonio, TX
“One of the best books I have ever read – so true to life experiences. Hope you come out with a new one soon!” Mary Bennett
“Just to say a big thank you for Reinventing Leona–hope there are more books to come.” Meg Owen, Carnoustie, Scotland
“I recommend Reinventing Leona to anyone who enjoys a heartwarming, funny and sad, wholesome story.” Linda Blaisdell Doyle, Dallas, TX
“I got your book and loved it. I like your style. It moves fast, has some surprises, and lots of clever similes. Also, I liked the fact that you brought ministers’ families down to the human level. Dysfunction happens to Christian families also.” Glenda Henderson, DeSoto, TX.
“Reinventing Leona is the first book I downloaded to my new Kindle. My husband and I laughed, we cried, and we were sorry to put it down when we were finished. We enjoyed it more than any other novel we’ve read recently.” Connie Leonard
“This was a surprisingly emotional read for the underlying snarky humor of the characters.” Gloria Clover
Published short stories:
A Down Payment and More, God Sightings, Howard/Simon & Schuster, 2009
Prison Break, The Ultimate Christian Living/HCIBooks, 2010
Home For Christmas, The Ultimate Christian Living/HCIBooks, 2010
Not Fair, Incredible Prayers/Guideposts, 2010
Stories Longing to Be Published:
Joanna’s Choice – The story of how the most powerful woman in Galilee encountered the Nazarene Carpenter that changed her life. This story is a 2006 finalist in ACFW’s Genesis contest.
Ghost Heart, co-written with Lisa Harris – The thrilling tale of two mothers living worlds apart yet fighting the same war – the battle to save their child.