Friday, December 13, 2019

Book Review: Secrets of a Pastor's Wife: A Novel by Christina Ryan Claypool

Secrets of the Pastor’s Wife: A Novel by [Claypool, Christina Ryan]

Secrets of the Pastor’s Wife: A Novel by Christina Ryan Claypool

Wherever Cassandra Martin goes, her secrets go with her. And hiding her past is beginning to take a toll.

Cassie lives in a small white parsonage in the village of Maple Grove. For 15 years, the beautiful and talented artist has appeared to be the perfect wife for Rev. John Martin, the new pastor at Maple Avenue Community Church.

The couple has moved frequently, and Pastor John is too busy with other people’s problems to notice Cassie’s distress. She has no close friends to confide in, fearing her secrets could jeopardize her husband’s position.

That’s until Maple Grove coffee shop owner Katherine “Katie” Montague embraces Cassie as if she were the daughter she never had. Sensing her pastor’s wife is haunted by something tragic, the caring widow begins praying for her. Will Cassie trust Katie with the pain of her past or will she let the secrets destroy her?

Secrets of the Pastor’s Wife features discussion questions for women’s book clubs, church small groups, and recovery ministries. Entertaining and inspiring fiction, this compelling storyline will encourage emotional healing, forgiveness, and restored faith.

My thoughts:

Forgiveness, love, true friendship, secrets, and a glimpse of small town living, were all within the pages of Secrets of the Pastor's Wife.    
Katie is such an outstanding character to me.   A true friend and confidant to Cassie.  She knows when something is bothering her friend and she listens.  In her own life I love that she owns her dream, Maple Grove coffee shop. 
This is a different book for me.  A little slower reading than I was used to but yet it was very interesting.  It reminds me that we all are just human, even the pastor's wife can have secrets. 
Just to let you know, I so wanted to know what the neighbor just had to tell the pastor and his wife.  I guess I'm as bad as the neighbor and always wanting to know everything! 

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Lana said...

Our oldest daughter is a pastor's wife. It is a tough job.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I bet it is! We should pray for pastors wife everyday to give her strength.