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The Sunday Wife: A Novel

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Great Selection for Book Study Group

The Sunday Wife is a powerful narrative depicting the trials and triumphs of Dean Lynch, a shy, middle-aged minister's wife, who must deal with her conflicting feelings of finding happiness or settling for what others expect of her. She is married to a dominating, self...
The Sunday Wife is a powerful narrative depicting the trials and triumphs of Dean Lynch, a shy, middle-aged minister's wife, who must deal with her conflicting feelings of finding happiness or settling for what others expect of her. She is married to a dominating, self-absorbed, verbally abusive man whose piety is as shallow as his ambitions are great. With the help of a newly found friend, Dean discovers her true inner self and courage to make life-changing decisions that will turn her world and the church community upside down. This book is jam-packed with controversies concerning women's traditional roles in the church, bigotry, gay marriages and the sanctity of ministers. It has something to please and offend everyone. Cassandra King has suceeded in writing a novel that will incite heated discussions. A bit slow in places, but definitely a book to contemplate long after the final page is read.

posted by Anonymous on October 10, 2003

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Never on Sunday

This is not ususally my type of book, but I had to do something while Hurricane Frances was howling. The book is a slow starter and although I am enough of a reader to stick with a book to the end, it took a long time for something to happen and up until then the rea...
This is not ususally my type of book, but I had to do something while Hurricane Frances was howling. The book is a slow starter and although I am enough of a reader to stick with a book to the end, it took a long time for something to happen and up until then the reading was cliched and monotonous. The main character, Dean Lynch, whom I found annoying in the extreme, alludes to her background but that area of the plot is never fleshed out. The characters are stereotypically the 'good' and the 'bad' - I don't want to say more and ruin the read for someone who might like this book. And I though the ending cornball.

posted by Anonymous on September 13, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2010

    A great read. Love her style and descriptions

    Great characters, good story, but disappointed in lack of research; King placed Chapel Hill in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Good read!

    Spent a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon curled up on my couch enjoying this lovely book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

    Great Southern Setting

    Love Kings settings! The characters are excellent, well flushed out, even a few that really reach out. Great detail - An entertaining read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    Great, fun read

    I really enjoyed this book as I was looking for a fun, less serious book to read. The story line moved along great and, in my opinion, nothing was predicable and I was kept guessing and surprised at the end. If you are very religious, this might not be the book for you, because the some of the characters in this book are religious and hold positions in various churches, and these characters are not portrayed in the best manner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    A FUN read !

    This book was everything I hoped it would be. A fantastic read. Funny and very cute. Sad at times. Recommend this book !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2005

    GREAT BOOK

    I'm not an avid reader, but this book was good enough to keep my attention. I felt extremely sympathetic toward Dean because of the way her husband treated her. I cried when I found out what happened to Augusta. I recommend this book as a nice, casual, easy read...no technicalities here, nothing too deep to think about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2004

    Great Book!!

    I recently joined a book club to challenge myself to read more. My friends and I enjoyed reading this book and we were so happy that it was part of our book club! I most liked the journey that Dean experienced while finding her independence. I was glad that it ended the way it did. It was hard to put down!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Fun Reading!

    It's not rocket science, but it is chock full of great southern descriptions. King definitely keeps the action moving in the story. It is a great way to put on your southern charm and walk down Romance Lane; course, be prepared for that preacher husband. He is a bugger!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2003

    Great Book for a Book Club

    After reading the last chapter I couldn't wait to send it to a friend so that we could talk about it together. I thought it said so much. I thought it would lead to a great discussion in a bible study or any book club. I too read the last chapter slow just so it wouldn't end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2002

    hated to see this book end

    I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the characters--all except the husband of Dean--I wanted to slap him a few times. But he was interesting--I am sure many wives can relate to his behavior and moods. I only wish I could have known for sure what happens to Dean's husband at the end. I know what I WANTED to happen to him. I loved this book.!!

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