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Friday, October 7, 2011

The Baker's Wife

Before she was the baker's wife, she was the pastor's wife. 

A scandalous lie cost her husband a pastoral career, now the two work side-by-side running a bakery, serving coffee and baking fresh bread.  Driving early one morning to the bakery, her car strikes something - or someone - at a fog-shrouded intersection.  She finds the motor scooter belonging to a local teacher.  Blood is everywhere, but there's no trace of a body.  Both the scooter and the blood belong to detective Jack Mansfield's wife, and he's certain that the driver is behind Julie's disappearance.  Mansfield is also the elder who directed the congregation in outing the pastor from his ministry position.  The case dead-ends and the detective spirals into madness, taking her family and some patrons hostage at the bakery.  She is left with a soul damaged ex-con and a cynical teen to solve the mystery. 

Who is "she"?  She is Audrey and her story is told by Erin Healy in Erin's latest novel The Baker's Wife published by Thomas Nelson.  The publisher sent me a copy for the purpose of review. 

You can visit Erin's website by going to 

The Baker's Wife is a story of scandal, misunderstanding, heartbreak, faith and ministry - real ministry of serving others where they are in life.  Healy's characters are woven together in an amazing suspense novel that you will find hard to put down.  The book explores the realness of life; where faith works itself out in "the rubber meeting the road". 

Do you stop serving others in "ministry" without the official title or because you have been mistreated in a most hurtful way or when others don't understand you "gift"?  I think if Audrey could stand before us, she would adamantly tell us "No"!

I highly recommend The Baker's Wife and I'll be looking forward to Healy's next novel expected in July 2012!

You can read the first four chapters of The Baker's Wife by going HERE

You can order the book at by going HERE.

Happy Reading,