Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Vicar’s Wife by Katharine Swartz (Review)

The Vicar’s Wife

By Katharine Swartz

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction

Published by- Lion Fiction

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 334

Age Group- Adult (women)

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-070-7

The Vicar’s Wife, by Katharine Swartz, focuses on two women.  Jane has recently moved to the old vicarage from New York City and Alice James who lived in there in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Jane’s husband wanted to move back to his home country, Britain, and the move has upset Jane and the three children.  The children adjust and become quite happy with their new life in the small village.  Jane does not.

She finds a shopping list which belonged to Alice James.  Jane becomes intent on learning more about Alice.

Will Jane become content in her new life?  How was Alice James able to adjust to becoming a vicar’s wife?

Excerpt from the book!

About the Author-

Katharine Swartz currently lives in the Lake District with her husband and children.  She writes contemporary romance as Kate Hewitt.

My thoughts-

The Vicar’s Wife, by Katharine Swartz, was an emotional, but inspiring book. 

Swartz made the characters and their relationships into a novel which was easy to read and captivating.  I found myself drawn to Jane and Alice as they lived their lives in different eras, but in the same house.

I could empathize with Jane and the big changes she had to go through, moving from New York City to a small village in England and from a busy executive to a stay-at-home mom. 

She could have adjusted more quickly, but then there may not have been the interest in Alice James’s life.  This was where the story became interesting, because she was the wife of the vicar of that vicarage.  There was not a lot about Alice’s husband’s occupation, but more about the way she felt as a woman.

I would read another book about these Jane and Alice, if there was one written.  I recommend The Vicar’s Wife to all women.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Vicar’s Wife, by Katharine Swartz, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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