The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King

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Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife. Just as Dean is questioning everything she has always valued, a tragedy occurs, providing the catalyst for change in ways she never could have imagined.

About Cassandra King

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Cassandra King is the author of The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls , Making Waves, and Queen of Broken Hearts. A native of Lower Alabama, she lives in the Low Country of South Carolina with her husband, novelist Pat Conroy.
Published May 29, 2012 by Hachette Books. 410 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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But once the Lynches are transferred to a bigger parish in north Florida, Dean is befriended by the glamorous, devil-may-care Augusta Holderfield, the disgruntled wife of Maddox Holderfield.

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When Dean Lynch's ambitious preacher husband, Ben, is assigned to a pulpit in the small Florida town of Crystal Springs, Dean is resigned to the prospect of yet another church-owned house and the necessity of putting aside her own beloved music (she plays the piano and the dulcimer) in favor of t...

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THE SUNDAY WIFE is a compelling, moving, poignant novel that speaks to the vicissitudes of marriage, the ebb and flow of friendships, the delicate balance of maintaining one's integrity in a small community, and the necessity of claiming those things that make each of us a whole self.

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Like her husband, The Prince of Tides author Pat Conroy, King has a tendency both to overdo Southern quirkiness and to lean on stock characters: King's gaggle of disapproving church ladies, with ideas as rigid as their oversprayed coiffures, are often too shrill to be believed.

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