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The Sunday wife: a novel

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Pub. Date:
2002.
Language:
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Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife. Just as Dean is questioning everything she has always valued, a tragedy occurs, providing the catalyst for change in ways she never could have imagined.
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9780786869053
9780786890446
9780316331593
9780786890705
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Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife. Just as Dean is questioning everything she has always valued, a tragedy occurs, providing the catalyst for change in ways she never could have imagined.

Praise for The Sunday Wife:

"A wonderful book. Cassandra King catches these quirky, complex people and their world flawlessly."—Anne Rivers Siddons

"Kept me up till 3. The Sunday Wife is a tasty, irresistible treat."—BookPage

"As slice-of-life stories go, this is an extraordinarily generous one: rich, dense, and satisfying."—People

"The Sunday Wife is an intelligent, witty novel, skillfully written."—Boston Globe

"A charming read. [King] has a sure winner here."—Publishers Weekly

"King explores the nature of love—the destructive power of addictive love, the healing power of mature, mutual love and the blind worship of an adoring congregation."—Birmingham News

"The Sunday Wife delivers some haunting messages about the nature of love and freedom and forgiveness."—Orlando Sentinel

"The Sunday Wife is a complex novel alert to the nuances of the Bible-belt South."—The Daily Courier

"King's unique characters and artfully constructed story are prizes."—The Houston Chronicle

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subject_facet Clergy -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Married women -- Fiction, Methodist Church -- Fiction, Rich people -- Fiction, Southern States -- Fiction, Spouses of clergy -- Fiction, Women in the Methodist Church -- Fiction
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