Clear Light of Day
I don't love people any more, she thought, and I don't want to say my prayers. I'm all churched-out. When the Rev. Esme Browne, fortysomething Methodist minister, arrives in the quiet coastal resort of Southarbour, she enjoys an enviable reputation for efficiency, good preaching, pastoral sensitivity - and possesses an awful secret: a dead prayer life. Recently divorced, loneliness strikes at her centre. Within weeks she has encountered the fierce form of Seer Ember. Where did they come from, she wonders, these vile old ladies who made a career out of being rude? Yet soon Ember - and Jabez Ferrall, a wise and gentle mechanic - have become Esme's friends, their welcome a balm to her parched soul. In the case of Jabez, more than friendship may be on offer. But professional advancement beckons - very far from Southarbour.
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A new fave!User Review - Shirley - Christianbook.com
Similar to Jan Karon's tales of a minister's life, this one is set in England and features a single divorced woman. Loved it! Will look for more of Wilcock's books! Deep teaching, humour, and a wonderful storyline that is not predictable have won me over! Read full review
I had previously read Wilcock's Trilogy, The Hawk and the Dove. I found that to be an extraordinary story and immediately searched for other books by this author and found The Clear Light of Day. I no ... Read full review