Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Clergyman's Wife

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Clergyman's Wife
Molly Greeley
Expected publication date: December 3, 2019
For everyone who loved Pride and Prejudice—and legions of historical fiction lovers—an inspired debut novel set in Austen’s world.
Charlotte Collins, nee Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford’s vicar, and sees to her duties by rote: keeping house, caring for their adorable daughter, visiting parishioners, and patiently tolerating the lectures of her awkward husband and his condescending patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Intelligent, pragmatic, and anxious to escape the shame of spinsterhood, Charlotte chose this life, an inevitable one so socially acceptable that its quietness threatens to overwhelm her. Then she makes the acquaintance of Mr. Travis, a local farmer and tenant of Lady Catherine..

In Mr. Travis’ company, Charlotte feels appreciated, heard, and seen. For the first time in her life, Charlotte begins to understand emotional intimacy and its effect on the heart—and how breakable that heart can be. With her sensible nature confronted, and her own future about to take a turn, Charlotte must now question the role of love and passion in a woman’s life, and whether they truly matter for a clergyman’s wife. - from Goodreads
I love Pride & Prejudice retellings, and the fact that this one is about Charlotte Lucas, one of the smaller characters in the original, makes me want to read it even more!

28 comments:

  1. See, now this sounds awesome -- anything that brings something new to a classic like this, I am all for. Great pick!

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  2. I'm all about P&P retellings and this sounds like a great one. It's also new to me so thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

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  3. What a great idea for a retelling! It is definitely intriguing to learn more about Charlotte Lucas. I will have to keep an eye out for this one. :)

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  4. I hope you enjoy The Clergyman's wife :)

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    Here is my Can't wait Wed Post

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  5. Hope you get to it soon, it sounds really good.

    My CWW

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  6. This is one I'd love to read as well. Also really like that cover. It's so pretty!

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  7. You know I only read P&P retelling (LOL). Seems like a lot to live up to. I hope the author delivers on this Austen promises.

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  8. You had me at Pride and Prejudice. Very intrigued. Hope this is a good one.

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  9. This sounds so good! I hope you love it!

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  10. What a stunning cover! While I couldn't get into any of Austen's books it still looks like an interesting read.
    I hope you enjoy it!

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

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  11. Me too! I am so excited for this one! Great pick!

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  12. It's been so many years since I read P&P that I don't even remember Charlotte. Oops! Hope you'll love this one!

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    1. Haha, well, she is a pretty minor character! Thanks, Tanya!

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  13. OK - I've never read Pride and Prejudice, but this book sounds amazing and oh-so-scandalous! I'm going to have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing.

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