Kregel Publishers presetns The Vicar’s Wife by Katharine Swartz


The Vicar’s Wife

By Katharine Swartz




About the book:

A New Yorker all her life, Jane Hatton loved her job as the head of a charity championing women’s rights, but her fourteen-year-old daughter, Natalie, had fallen in with the wrong crowd at her Manhattan school. So Jane and her British husband, Andrew, have decided to move their family to the English countryside.
The Hattons have bought the large old vicarage in a small village on the Cumbrian coast, near Andrew’s new job. The silence and solitude of a remote village is quite a change. Natalie hates her new school, and eleven-year-old Ben struggles academically. Only seven-year-old Merrie enjoys country life. Has Jane made a horrible mistake? What of her career? Her own identity?
Putting on a brave face for the family, Jane tackles renovating the rambling, drafty old house. When she finds a scrap of a very old shopping list, she grows curious about Alice, the vicar’s wife who lived there years before.
As the twin narratives unfold–of Jane in the present and Alice in the 1930s–we discover that both are on a journey to discover their true selves, and to address their deepest fears.
The Vicar’s Wife is a story between two women, very different, yet alike in some ways. Jane was lonely after her family’s move to an old vicarage in a small village on the coast of the Cumbrian in England. She missed her friends back in New York, but her husband was thrilled to be back home in England. When Jane found an old shopping list in the house, she is curious about the lady who wrote the list, and what happened with her.
This was an interesting and intriguing story about a Jane, and the lady from the past, Alice, who lived in this old house years ago. As the story unfolds, the journey of both ladies showed that both were looking for the same things in life, to find out about themselves. The author did a wonderful job going back and forth between the lives of both Jane and Alice. She weaves the stories together in a unique way so readers could understand where the plot was going. The setting was beautiful, and I really enjoyed the detailed way Ms Swartz described every scene. There are more books in this series, which I plan to  read as well. I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of The Vicar’s Wife for your reading enjoyment. You will be delighted with this read! And I encourage you to check out the other books by Katharine Swartz.
I received this book from Kregel Publishers. to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

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