The Pastor's Wife [NOOK Book]

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As God works in both of their lives, Nick and Maura start to believe they can repair their broken relationship and reunite as man and wife. But Maura has one more secret to tell Nick before they can move forward. It’s what ultimately drove her to leave him six years earlier, and the one thing that can destroy the fragile trust they’ve built.
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Overview

As God works in both of their lives, Nick and Maura start to believe they can repair their broken relationship and reunite as man and wife. But Maura has one more secret to tell Nick before they can move forward. It’s what ultimately drove her to leave him six years earlier, and the one thing that can destroy the fragile trust they’ve built.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426713873
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 359,140
  • File size: 883 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer AlLee believes the most important thing a woman can do is discover her identity in God – a theme that carries throughout her stories. She has written skits, activity pages, and over one hundred contributions to Concordia Publishing
House’s popular My Devotions series. Her novels include The Love of His
Brother
(Five Star, 11/07), The Pastor’s Wife,
(Abingdon Press, 2/10), The Mother Road (Abingdon Press, 4/12),
and the upcoming A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, book two in the
Quilts of Love series (Abingdon Press, 11/12). She’s an active member of American
Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Jennifer resides in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas with her husband and teenage son. Visit her website at jenniferallee.com
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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Surprisingly Great Read

    I wasn't too sure about this book when I read the overview but it was offered for free so I decided to give it a try. What a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. A wonderful story of forgiveness, second chances and finding the talents that God blessed you with. Highly recommend this.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Must read

    I would recommend this book, it kept me wondering what was going to happen. I loved the book and it had nothing dirty in it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    forgiveness

    sweet book on marriage relationship and forgiveness

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    good wholesome read

    I would read more from this author

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Good Read

    Touches the heart. Lets us know that we all need to communicate with God and each other.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Highly recommend!!! Great read!!!

    A great story of the redemption and mercy of our mistakes. Thank God for 2nd chances!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Donna

    What a breath of fresh air.To read a Christian book that keeps you wanting to get to the end to see how these two people can trust in God and know it will be OK.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Can the Pastor's Wife Handle the Pastor's Life?

    I love the romance genre but sometimes feel the heroes and heroines of today's fiction have been dressed in Barbie and Ken clothes and live in Monopoly houses. Romance spiced with multicultural issues, tension, and edgy subjects reaches out from novel pages and grabs me tight. Romance like AlLee's new novel, The Pastor's Wife.

    Maura Sullivan, a California girl waitressing in Da's restaurant, thought she'd found all she ever wanted in pastoral student Nick Shepherd, who rescues her from a bully and in the process steals her heart.

    Nick and Maura say, "I do," and move to Granger, Ohio, and the judgmental eyes of a small-town congregation. When Maura slips and falls in her pastor's wife high-heels, Nick doesn't help her up-in fact, he doesn't even realize she's on the floor. With guilt, hurt, and disappointment sitting in the passenger seat of her car, Maura says good-bye to Granger.without saying goodbye to Nick.

    An eccentric parishioner changes everything when the terms of her will summon Maura back to Granger, Nick, and the mutterings of more than a few local characters. Maura struggles to survive, but God offers her a chance to thrive. Can Maura-and Nick-let go of themselves and others' expectations and let God unite the two in blissful matrimony?

    With wistful yet tightly woven prose, Jennifer Al Lee pulls back the drapes in Christian pastorages and lets us see the aching and very real humans who caretake our souls. You will laugh and cry your way through The Pastor's Wife, an amazing book of romance, social issues, and faith.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    If you're like me, and have a close friend going through a marri

    If you're like me, and have a close friend going through a marriage crisis, this book would be a very nice gift. Isn't it hard to forgive? And when you think that you have reconciled, spats end up bringing the past back to the table. Relationships are hard, especially being a Pastor's wife, and this book really hits home on several important notes, and I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Very good

    Interesting and well written. Sometimes we put people in leadership roles on pedastals, and we forget they are human also, and make mistakes, just like everyone else. This story, is about reconciliation from misunderstandings years old.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Definitely a must read......

    This book will not disappoint. It takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. What would you do if this situation was yours? I will definitely read more from this author.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Good book!

    How true for pastor's wives. We really do become second sometimes. This is a very heartwarming story of how the pastor and his wife can become alienated without even realizing it. Forgiveness comes in various forms, and this book reminds us how to forgive.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Enjoyed it very much.

    Good Christian fiction. Liked how one of the main characters found her gifting after unsuccessfully trying to fulfill other's expectations and how God changes hearts.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Enjoyable

    An easy and enjoyable read. Written by a Christian author. I would read more books by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Good read

    This was a good and relaxing read. Would I read it again maybe but not right now I cant say it was one of my fav. books but it was a great story. all in all cute love story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Absolutely loved it

    I just have to keep reading this book again and again because i love it so much. It is a great story and i strongly recommend it to everyone! Jennifer allee is a great author. I wish that there was a sequel to this book because i want to read more about nick and maura! Happy reading!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Great book

    Will recommend!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    A light and emotional read

    This was a fast read for any frequent reader. The story was enjoyable and completely realistic.

    At times it was a little emotional towards the end but it also had a way of bringing a sad chapter round to a light and funny chapter.

    I recommend this book for any one, but especially for those who are part of a family involved in ministry.

    Enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    If you're not a pastor's wife - you might gain some insight

    This was a pleasant read and does hold true for first-time pastor's ambitions and fears. The early-on anxiety to be all things to all parishioners. However, maturity in any job takes time. Some momentary insights into "the life", however, whenever the plot is shakey, is not the time to play the God card. It's always present and first.

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    Traditionally in romance, marriage is either the climax of a sto

    Traditionally in romance, marriage is either the climax of a story, or it is left out of the story altogether.




    In this romance, the story begins six years AFTER marriage, when a woman returns to town and meets up with her estranged husband, who she hasn't spoken to in a long time. Naturally, the plot thrusts them together, and how it ends (being a romance story) is pretty predictable. That being said, I really enjoyed HOW Jennifer AlLee gets the story to that ending. It's handled with sensitivity, simplicity, and love, and along the way both characters learn things about themselves, each other, and how God works.




    There's also something very unpredictable that happens AFTER the inevitable reunion. It's something that I definitely didn't see coming, although the author does a wonderful job of foreshadowing it and keeping the reader guessing.




    Having grown up in church myself, a lot of the circumstances and situations described in this story felt very familiar to me, and pleasantly so. Of course, being an American story, many of the Americanisms were glaringly obvious and a little disjarring to me. I'm still not entirely sure what chowder is, and I chuckled at the spelling of aluminum (that's aluminium to you and me!). And my favourite: a baked dish consisting of a sweet filling, and served as a dessert, is a TART. A PIE is served piping hot with gravy or chips (French Fries to the American readers), and most often contains meat, unless you're a vegetarian!




    Still, all these little idiosyncrasies added to the charm of the story, which I think was quite well written and very well told. I would recommend it to anyone in a relationship, or who would like to know more about God. And no, there's no sex in it... although it's alluded to a couple times!

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