In Secrets of the Pastor's Wife, Claypool delicately and beautifully shares a fictional story about the power of forgiveness. Having been an Inspirational Book Club leader, I believe this novel would be an incredible fit for discussion, because it covers so many important issues..." — Mandy Woodward, Former Discussion Leader, Just a Little Inspiration Book Club Milton-Union Public Library
Wherever Cassandra Martin goes, her secrets go with her. And hiding her past is beginning to take a toll.
Cassie lives in a small white parsonage in the village of Maple Grove. For 15 years, the beautiful and talented artist has appeared to be the perfect wife for Rev. John Martin, the new pastor at Maple Avenue Community Church.
The couple has moved frequently, and Pastor John is too busy with other people's problems to notice Cassie's distress. She has no close friends to confide in, fearing her secrets could jeopardize her husband's position.
That's until Maple Grove coffee shop owner Katherine "Katie" Montague embraces Cassie as if she were the daughter she never had. Sensing her pastor's wife is haunted by something tragic, the caring widow begins praying for her. Will Cassie trust Katie with the pain of her past or will she let the secrets destroy her?
Secrets of the Pastor's Wife features discussion questions for women's book clubs, church small groups, and recovery ministries. Entertaining and inspiring fiction, this compelling storyline will encourage emotional healing, forgiveness, and restored faith.
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About the Author
Christina Ryan Claypool is a national Amy Writing Awards recipient, Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor, Ohio APME award-winning newspaper columnist, and the author of several Christian recovery books who has been featured on CBN's 700 Club and Joyce Meyer's Enjoying Everyday Life TV show. She is a Bluffton University graduate and also earned a master's degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Learn more at www.christinaryanclaypool.com.