• The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady

    The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady
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    Price: $15.99

    ISBN: 9780825447020

    Edition: September 21, 2021

    Pages: 272

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: September 21, 2021

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Fiction

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    The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady

    A Novel

    A knitting group's change of scenery changes lives in unexpected ways

    Margaret, Rose, Jane, and Fran had a good thing going: meet every week in the quiet of their peaceful chapel and knit prayer shawls. No muss, just ministry. That is, until their pastor boots them out of the church in his last-ditch effort to revive the dwindling congregation.

    Uptight Margaret isn't having it. Knitting prayer shawls where people can watch is the most ridiculous idea she's ever heard of, and she's heard plenty. Prayer belongs in the church, not out among the heathen masses. How are they supposed to knit holiness into these shawls if they're constantly distracted by the public? But with no choice, the others embrace the challenge. They pack their knitting bags and drag Margaret--grumbling the whole way--to the mall with them. She can't wait to prove them all wrong when it fails miserably, and show the pastor that she always knows best.

    Without the familiar mold the group has been stuck in, their own losses, pain, and struggles rise to the surface. And the people and situations they encounter every time they try to sit quietly and knit are taking them a lot further out of their comfort zone than they ever imagined. Can they find the courage to tackle the increasing number of knotty issues they learn about in the community--or will the tangle be too much to unravel?

    Sharon J. Mondragon's debut is warm and delightful, full of real laughter, grief, and personality. It beautifully illustrates the power of women across generations to reach people for Christ
    Author:
    Sharon J. Mondragón is the facilitator for a prayer shawl ministry and the knitting instructor at Ewe2 Yarn near her home in Midlothian, Texas. She has been a school play therapist, a homeschooling military wife, and a writer whose work has earned recognition with both the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest and ACFW.