An impromptu review for you fellow book lovers. I just finished reading A Vicarage Reunion by Kate Hewitt which released today (2/2/2018). Happy Reading.
Title : A Vicarage Reunion
Author : Kate Hewitt
Publisher : Tule Publishing
Rating : 3.5/5
Location set in : England
Profession of lead characters : Government Environmental official and sheep farmers.
Welcome to Thornthwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District… where homecomings and surprises await the four Holley sisters…
Esther Holley, the eldest in the family, has always had her life firmly in control until a miscarriage knocks her off course. Two months later, still emotionally spinning, she separates from her husband Will, a sheep farmer and man of few words and moves back in with her parents.
Life as a singleton thirty something living in her parents’ house is miserable, but Esther is determined to re-boot her life, including going on a few unfortunate dates. She’s shocked when tight-lipped Will shows up on her doorstep determined to woo her back. They’ve been married for seven years, but Will wants to return to the beginning, dating and getting to know each other again.
New challenges face them as they start over–and new chances too. Can Esther and Will save their marriage, especially when faced with the hardest decision of all?
A Vicarage reunion is Esther and Will’s story. She’s the eldest of the local Vicar’s 4 daughters. Esther is married to Will a local sheep farmer, they’ve been together for a decade. A tragic event tears them apart as Esther starts to question everything about their life together and her personal feelings too.
She moves back to her parent’s and slowly starts to sort through her tangled emotions. She keeps communication with Will open and soon they try to sort their marriage while living separately.
Esther’s parents are moving to China, one of her sister’s getting married, her childhood home is being taken over by her father’s successor at the Church, basically a lot of change is happening around her. Esther, who is straightforward, doesn’t do emotional stuff is slowly processing all of that’s happening with her marriage and family. Will she make her way back to her marriage and sort herself out, well you will be able to find out once you read the book.
What I liked about the story is the simplicity of how Esther and Will go about all the mess. They know they love each other it’s just that they need to find their way back to each other.
There was no drama, blame games or any of the stuff associated with a separation. They were pretty logical about it all, which felt a bit cold but it suited their characters.
It is a very relaxed story with situations which though grab your attention don’t do it in an over the top manner, which is a good thing.
The story is set in a small village, the girls father is a vicar and this is a base which definitely reminds me of Pride and Prejudice. All the girls have different personalities, just that their Mummy is opposite, much sweeter than Mrs. Bentley.
Find out more about Kate via her Twitter
Reviewed by Bharti