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Somewhat Saved

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  131 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
In her most soulful and side-splitting send-up of church life yet, Pat G'Orge-Walker's hilarious cast of parishioners battle their worst vices, the funny and serious sides of aging, and each other. . .

Mother Sasha Pray Onn and Mother Bea Blister live on the edge--of Christianity, that is. As senior matrons of the Ain't Nobody Saved but Us-All Others Goin' to Hell church,
ebook, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Kensington (first published March 28th 2011)
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May 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends of the author
Oh my, this is the worst book I ever read. I hate to say this because the author is likable, as a matter of fact, VERY likable. Yet she just simply can't write. Makes about every mistake one can possibly make writing fiction. Just to name one: The characters in this book are utterly unreal. There are five protagonists. One is a young woman, another is a young man. Both are oozing with nobleness and, of course, find a happy end. Three are woman in their mid sixties. The author could obviously not ...more
Jul 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who enjoy reading a story about Black church folks.
Recommended to Msladydeborah by: no one
This is the first book that I have read by Pat G'Orge-Walker. I did not realize that it was part of a series. I believe that the first book is titled Sister Betty:God is Calling You. (I haven't read this one yet)

I found Somewhat Saved to be a pleasant surprise. If you know about how funny Black church members can be-this is a book that you might want to read. Their flaws and attitudes will have you cracking up.

There is also a really nice relationship story that I found to be refreshing. While th
Nov 26, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A semi humorous look at the machinations of some
of the Mothers (in every sense that word/term
can take) of a particular church. Past secrets
that affect the characters currently, and how
the characters behave, trying to bring about
the future they hope to have. I only gave it
2 stars, but I'm not disappointed that I bought
and read it. I was "somewhat" entertained...
Sep 28, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ehe, it's ok. Nothing special. I had never read anything by this author but picked it up at the library. It's supposed to be laugh out loud funny, but I think I've chuckled twice.
Sonja Deloach
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was an excellent book. I found myself trying to read anytime that I could once I was able to really get into it. I'm supposed to be working or doing homework wanting to pull the book out. It was so real. At times it was humurous as well as serious. It showed how some elder women act outside of the church and how they found that they needed to lean on god at all times. I thought she would've been able to truly meet her dad and talk to him but in the end they really had a connection that she ...more
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute story and it was certainly entertaining. I loved Zipporah and Chandler but the antics of Sister Betty, Mother Sasha and Mother Bea were a little much sometimes. There were some big problems with the writing (mostly grammar and flow of the story) and it seemed like there was too much packed into a fairly short book.
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good. I enjoyed the mother's acting crazy and getting a conference cancelled well after it started.....they were off the chain. It had a lot of tangled stuff going on and it kept your eyes glued to the screen. Good reading.
Shira Temple
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far a very funny book. I laugh all the time while reading this one
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Betty Wright
This was not a good read.
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So funny that I can't look at a York Peppermint Patty the same way!
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Too funny. This was the first book I read by Pat G'Orge Walker and i loved it. I highly recommend this book.
The story-line sucks you in from the first chapter.
K. Warren
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Belly buster and as usual the Biblical principals.
Terry Dreuitt
Oct 18, 2008 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i learned splitting up ur life as a church goer and a crazy home life, sometimes goes hand, and hand..
Funny!! Churh ladies loose in Vegas!
Jul 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really funny, well written and a real hoot as to how she characterizes and names her characters.
These old ladies in this book were tooo funny.
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