The Dunbridge Chronicles
(from Amazon)In the parish of Dunbridge, the news is out--Claire and Neil are engaged! And yet, almost before the celebrations have begun, Ben, the father of Claire's son, appears back on the scene--keen to pick up where he and Claire left off.
As Neil reels in the face of Claire's confusion, Wendy always seems to be there to provide support and comfort. Little does he know of Wendy's involvement in Ben's reappearance . . .
However, Neil has little chance to ponder his love life as the whole weight of running the church and parish descends upon his inexperienced shoulders. His mother, Iris, who has never hesitated to share her opinions, has just moved to be near him and Neil's time as a curate in Dunbridge is coming swiftly to an end. Where should he go next, and just who will go with him?
Series: The Dunbridge Chronicles (Book 3), Paperback: 244 pages, Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition edition (October 27, 2014), Language: English, ISBN-10: 1782640797, ISBN-13: 978-1782640790
Pam Rhodes for many years has presented the world’s number one religious television program, Songs of Praise on BBC. She writes for the UK national newspaper, the Daily Mail, and is also a successful novelist—author of The Dunbridge Chronicles, With Hearts and Hymns and Voices, and four other novels, as well as a number of additional books.
I found a helpful addition on the first couple of pages. WHO'S WHO in DUNBRIDGE. A listing of the characters names and what they did and who they were married to. The characters, Neil, Claire and Wendy faced some difficult choices in the parish of Dunbridge. Claire's ex lover and and Sam's father come back ready to start where they left off when they left for Australia. Wendy appears very helpful but is she perhaps just biding time? Running the church and the parish keeps Neil with little time to think of his future. He is facing so many things that he is inexperienced in. Then enters Neil's mother, all to ready to tell Neil how to run his life. Neil's time in Dunbridge is about over. What will he do, where will he go and who, if anyone will go with him?The author wrote such a heart warming story about a curate who has way too much on his shoulders and is engaged to a single mother. That's a lot for anyone to shoulder. I found that the author would bring you to tears one minute and the next you would be smiling. This is a wonderfully written story that will warm your heart and have your emotions moving all over the place.
I was given a complimentary copy of IF YOU FOLLOW ME from the author Pam Rhodes and Kregel Publication for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 5 STARS.