Summary: Sam Gardner has been pastor of Hope Friends Meeting for just four months when ninety-eight-year-old member Oilve Charles passes away. What's more shocking news is that Olive has left her entire estate--worth nearly one million dollars--to the meeting. At first the gift sounds to Sam like a godsend. Yet as word of the unexpected windfall spreads, it stirs up a storm of conflicting opinions among...
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2015
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Summary: When Pastor Sam Gardner takes a leave of absence at Harmony Friends Meeting to care for his ailing father, an interim female pastor comes in to take over his position and quickly endears herself to the quirky Quaker congregation.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006
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Summary: When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It's not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they're two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014