When I was working on the original concept for my novel, The Pastor's Wife, I thought about the pastors’ wives I’ve known over the years. They’ve handled themselves with amazing grace under pressure. But what if another woman couldn’t? What if a young woman thinks she knows what she’s getting into, but the reality of losing who she is and becoming a “pastor’s wife” is more than she can handle? What if some other tragedy pushes her over the edge? Would she run? And what would happen if she had to return to the scene of her heartbreak years later? All those questions eventually morphed into my novel.
The Pastor's Wife has been very well received, especially by those who are married to, or children of, pastors. I've heard from many women who said they were touched by Maura's story because they could so relate to it. In fact, it was that reader feedback that moved me to put together this blog. I hope it can be a place where women in ministry can continue to relate to each other and share God's love, peace, and hope.
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