Author Maureen Lang Tackles Frail Sisters? — 13 Comments

  1. I find it much harder to give forgiveness. Forgiveness is something I am still trying to understand. I was Saved at such a young age that I really don’t know anything else, no other life.
    Jasmine A.

  2. I would love to win a print copy of your book to give to my church library.
    Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.

  3. Luke 8:17 There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. There is nothing kept secret that will not come to light.

    My paraphrase of Lamentations 2:13-14
    It is necessary for your iniquity to be exposed, so as to release you from captivity.

    Christ has freed us from captivity. By forgiving others we are no longer held captive. By forgiving ourselves, we are able to receive what He has already provided for us. Freedom.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  4. So true about the harsh conditions these women had to deal with! Even if the term was subtly meant in a different way, the common name did lift some brows. There just wasn’t anything frail about the women desperate enough to go into this profession back in a time when they had so few options. And good luck getting a household position without a reference! Ack, everywhere they turned these women were trapped.

  5. Thanks so much, Julie! I’m always grateful for reviewers – so many readers make decisions on whether to purchase or not based on what others are saying, so it’s the new “word of mouth” advertising. And that’s important to every author!

  6. Yes, and the men who abused them kept their reputations. The old double standard. That has passed but not the way I’d like it. 🙁

  7. In “A Dirty Wicked Town – Tales of 19th Century Omaha,” David Bristow reports prostitutes worked in large houses run by a madam or singly in cribs. Either way, they dealt with drunken, violent men. Those who tried to leave the profession ended up in housekeeping jobs, poorly treated by the mistress of the house, shunned by “Christian” women. Definitely not a job for the “frail.”

  8. So true that forgiving ourselves is sometimes just as hard, or harder, than forgiving someone else. That’s one of the elements in All In Good Time, so I hope you get a chance to read it, Marianne!
    Thanks for stopping in to visit. 🙂

  9. Maureen, your books are always thought provoking, which I love. Forgiveness? I would have to say in my life, it is hardest to forgive myself for messing up, even though I haven’t ruined my reputation. How do I know when I’ve truly forgiven my ‘brother’?though I may not have answered the question, I would love to win your novel. Thanks


  10. Excited to read this 🙂 thank you for the april 1st free book…. Maureen will post a review when I finish on amazon as well.. blessings on your day

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