MSCOZY reviewed Those Pearly Gates (Homegrown, Bk 3) on
This is book three in the series and I believe the last book. Once again we have Imogene, Imo for short, dealing with being newly married to Reverend Peddigrew, the dying wish of her best friend Martha. The Reverend ends up being unable to drive for a while and that means that Imo will be needed to drive him around on his calls and for services. Imo is unhappy wanting more time to spend on her garden which she loves very much and helps give her a sense of peace. Rev. Peddigrew eventually loses his license and decides he wants to move back to the parsonage so he can administer to his flock better. From there he can walk to many folks homes and walk to the Calvary Church, too. Of course, Imo is resigned with this turn of events but Lou, her niece/adopted daughter feels extremely angry and upset, wanting to stay on the farm. Imo agrees to move but things have to get harder before they get better, it seems. Add to that Jeanette, her other adopted daughter, has been experiencing pain and having blackouts, passing out. Then the reverend suggests they sell Imo's farm and Lou becomes unmanageable, staying on the farm without any supervision and not returning to the parsonage.
Just when all seems to be as bad as it can get, more events happen leaving Imo wondering but praying. Definitely a good read for fans of Fannie Flagg and Joan Medlicott.