• The Vicar's Wife

    The Vicar's Wife
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    Price: $14.99

    ISBN: 9781782640707

    Edition: October 24, 2013

    Pages: 336

    Publication date: October 24, 2013

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

    Series: Tales from Goswell

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    The Vicar's Wife

    Book #1

    A powerful drama of domestic life following two memorable women who shared a house eighty years apart

    A New Yorker all her life, Jane Hatton loved her job as the head of a charity championing women’s rights, but her fourteenyear- 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 1930--we discover that both are on a journey to discover their true selves, and to address their deepest fears.
    Author: Katharine Swartz
    After spending three years as a diehard New Yorker, Katharine Swartz now lives in the Lake District with her husband, an Anglican minister, their five children, and a Golden Retriever. She enjoys such novel things as long country walks and chatting with people in the street, and her children love the freedom of village life--although she often has to ring four or five people to figure out where they've gone off to! In addition to writing women's fiction, she writes contemporary romance for Mills & Boon Modern under the name Kate Hewitt. Whatever the genre, she enjoys delivering a compelling and intensely emotional story.