Wednesday, February 12, 2014

THE VICAR'S WIFE by Katharine Swartz

When Natalie, the daughter of Andrew and Jane Hattan, got into a bit of trouble in the NYC school she attended, Andrew decided they needed to get away.  Little did Jane know that before long they would be living in England, where the weather was totally different, that she would have to give up her beloved job, and all her friends.  Andrew bought a huge cold vicarage on the coast and moved the whole family there.

Jane hates it, she keeps putting off doing any redecorating, or anything to the old house.  Finally she decides she has to do something, and starts in a small pantry, and the first thing she discovers is a scrap of paper with a shopping list.  She becomes quite curious about the woman who made this list, many years ago, and starts looking for information.

Being a curious person, myself, this book really was very interesting to me.  Some might say, a shopping list gets someone started searching?  Yes, or a scrap of paper of any kind can send us off into a search that can last years.
Ms Swartz blended the story of Jane perfectly with the story of Alice, who wrote the shopping list, shortly after she moved into the same house, before the war, with her new husband. 

Kregel publications sent me this book to read and review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own, I'm not required to give a favorable review
5 stars


NanaDiana said...

That sounds like another good book, Jettie. I am glad you had something good to read while you are recovering. xo Diana

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Ohhhhh this sounds delicious!

Gentle hugs,