Monday, November 10, 2014

If You Follow Me

From the back of the book:
In the parish of Dunbridge, the news is out--Claire and Neil are engaged! And yet, almost before the celebrations have begun, Ben, the father of Claire's son, appears back on the scene--keen to pick up where he and Claire left off.
As Neil reels in the face of Claire's confusion, Wendy always seems to be there to provide support and comfort. Little does he know of Wendy's involvement in Ben's reappearance . . .
However, Neil has little chance to ponder his love life as the whole weight of running the church and parish descends upon his inexperienced shoulders. His mother, Iris, who has never hesitated to share her opinions, has just moved to be near him and Neil's time as a curate in Dunbridge is coming swiftly to an end. Where should he go next, and just who will go with him?

This is a well written story that invites us into the life of Neil, a young curator,  kept very busy, as he has been thrown into full time duties following the resignation of the full time vicar.     We are introduced to many characters, Neil's mother, the congregation of St. Stephens, and his past love and his new love Claire.

There is one main theme, the love triangle, and many sub plots within.    You will fall in love with many of the characters.  This story will make you laugh and cry... it will put your emotions on a "roller coaster" ride; and keep you wondering what next?

The only thing that disturbed me was, a clergy was engaged to an unbeliever.  The Bible tells us not to yolk ourselves with unbelievers, and not to "missionary date"   2 Cor. 6:14.

Other than that, I think one will enjoy this novel.

 received this book free from the publisher . I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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