Item description for The Clear Light of Day: A Novel by Penelope Wilcock...
Overview Lonely, divorced and newly assigned to a rural parish full of quirky characters, Esme Browne rediscovers the beauty of friendship in a most unlikely place.
Recently ordained and more recently divorced, Reverend Esme Browne finds herself at an uncomfortable crossroads when stationed at the Portland Road Chapel. In addition to the seaside town, she also now bears the spiritual responsibility for two country chapels, which, for the efficient, well-versed, forty-something lifelong student should be exciting, invigorating and even hopeful. Esme, however, has forgotten how to pray, and, she fears, how to feel.
A chance encounter with an eccentric pair of country gnostics may change all that, but shell have to be willing to juggle the demands of the Church, her parishes and a bevy of well intended but nibby neighbors, before shell know for sure.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 6.65" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 0781445531 ISBN13 9780781445535
Availability 0 units.
More About Penelope Wilcock
Penelope Wilcock has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked as a hospice, prison, and school chaplain. Her other books include The Clear Light of Day, The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy, In Celebration of Simplicity, and Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Clear Light of Day: A Novel?
Sea Change Jan 11, 2008
Had I not been given this book, I would never have chosen it... Somehow "Christian literature" was in my category of "never to read books," along with romance novels, horror fiction, and more than half of the NY Times bestsellers. What a big mistake I'd have made to have missed this book and Rev. Wilcock's other fiction. To slow down and experience another place, another time, another way of thinking... I loved the book, and it truly opened my mind and my heart, so that I am not so ready to condemn prior to investigation.
Disappointing Dec 28, 2007
This book is poorly constructed, preachily written. Would have been better as an essay, or series of essays. Characters unbelievable, plot artificial.
ENCHANTING Oct 20, 2007
Wilcock is a marvelous writer and this rich story will provide hours of joy. Set in the charming English countryside, the characters wrestle with day-to-day living - matters of faith, of love, of life. A wonderful addition to your library - and to any reading group seeking out a well crafted story.