Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Vicarage Wedding

Rachel Holley has always dreamed of a wedding—the white dress, the fairy tale, and of course, the happily-ever-after. But when her fiancĂ© breaks it off the night before, claiming she doesn’t love him, Rachel’s fairy tale ends in ashes. 

Homeless, hopeless, and feeling like her life has been completely derailed, Rachel must start over in all sorts of ways—and hold her head up high in the fishbowl of her tiny village. The last person she expects to become a friend is Sam West, the taciturn owner of The Bell, Thornthwaite’s rougher pub, and a little rough around the edges of himself. 

But as Rachel gets to know Sam, and sees him caring for his orphaned nephew, she finds herself drawn to this enigmatic man. Nothing about Sam is what Rachel expected in a life partner, and yet she can’t deny their increasing closeness. But can love flourish on the rebound? And will there be a vicarage wedding after all?


It is bittersweet that we are almost at the end of this series. Each Holley sister has had her story told somewhat along the way. This time the focus is on Rachel and her wedding to Dan, the perfect man.
Except that something has not been quite perfect for a while.

The most fabulous wedding has been planned and the date set before her parents move to China to do their mission work. Esther and Will are together and happier than they've been in a while, Anna has found love and feels more at home and confident than ever, and even the wandering sister, Miriam is home, suggesting she may stay a spell.
When the wedding is called off and it turns our Miriam is hiding something, everyone's futures are affected.

This is a book about faith and family and finding one's own strength to build new dreams for the future. It deals with timely subjects and issues that can be controversial and require delicate handling. I believe each reader will connect with something in the story, each in their own way. It has the potential to be a very emotional read.

Kate Hewitt writes characters her readers connect with and care about.
She also hits hard with life altering events. Whether or not everything is wrapped up neatly at the end of one book, the reader has a satisfied feeling and a renewed sense of hope.

About Kate Hewitt: Kate is the USA Today-bsetselling author of many books of women's fiction and romance. Her latest releases are A Mother's Goodbye and A Vicarage Wedding. Under the name Katharine Swartz, she is the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.

She likes to read women's fiction, mystery and thrillers, and historical novels. She particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

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