She married for her future.
But then she fell in love . . .
Escape into the world of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet one more time with this charming, poignant story for fans of Miss Austen by Gill Hornby and Longbourn by Jo Baker.
Charlotte Collins is the dutiful wife of Hunsford's vicar. Although it may not be perfect, her marriage allows her security, and so she patiently tolerates Mr Collins' awkward lectures and cares for their young daughter.
But there's more to Charlotte than she'd have you think. Fiercely intelligent and pragmatic, Charlotte yearns for something more.
When she meets Mr Travis, a local farmer, Charlotte starts to feel a spark of something she has never felt before.
Could it be desire? Could it even be love? And will she listen to what her head is telling her or should she follow her heart?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
'Excellent...the well-crafted prose captures perfectly the relationship dynamics and the time period. I honestly cannot say enough to praise the quality of The Clergyman's Wife. If you enjoy subtle historical "slice of life" novels, then you really need to read this one!' Amazon Reviewer
'Molly Greeley manages to tell Charlotte's story in a refreshingly contemporary style while at the same time keeping the reader's feet firmly planted in a time gone by' Shannon Winslow, author of The Darcys of Pemberley
'A total pleasure to read! Greeley has captured Austen's tone and has updated her style a bit to write a terrific read not only for Austen fans but for others as well' Amazon Reviewer
'Ideal for fans of Austen's work, Greeley's strong debut also stands on its own' Publishers Weekly
'There is nothing better than a book that makes you want to stop time! I truly felt taken away ... Taken away in the beautiful use of language, and a truly magnificent storyline. You'll need some time to spend frolicking with Charlotte and her family and friends through her days, because you won't want to put the book down' Amazon Reviewer
'Molly Greeley manages to tell Charlotte's story in a refreshingly contemporary style while at the same time keeping the reader's feet firmly planted in a time gone by'
'Ideal for fans of Austen's work, Greeley's strong debut also stands on its own'