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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bless Me Father by Neil Boyd




The story was so full of droll humor that I kept smiling throughout my read. It would help to be Catholic to understand fully the nuances the announcements made by our senior Father. I am and I was still surprised by some of the stuff.

Father Neil is in his first pastoral appointment. Mild mannered and soft spoken he is the ideal foil to our gruff but crafty and cunning Father Duddleswell who knows exactly how to handle humans - and in this case a village of Irish immigrants. Known for their traditions and beliefs, Father Duddleswell  knows what buttons to push, when to speak out and when to remain perfectly quiet. He never crosses the line, does not put a step out of line but still comes out tops whilst never bending the rules.

This was a really good read for anyone to understand how to handle people successfully. Father Duddleswell does it simply and efficiently showing the green Father Neil how it's done. This book should be good for HR specialists. They may get quite a few pointers from him!

The book was sent to me by Netgallley courtesy of Open Road Integrated Media many thank

4 comments:

Kathryn T said...

Sounds like a fun read Mystica. I am going to keep this one in mind.

bermudaonion said...

I'll have to suggest this for my mom.

DeniseinVA said...


I am not Catholic either but that sounds like a very interesting read, and a very nice review. Thanks Mystica.

Martha Eskuchen said...

This one sounds interesting too even without being Catholic.