Book Review: The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: October 4, 2011

Audrey, a pastor’s wife trying to faithfully live out her beliefs, has been called by God to be a comforter to those who are suffering. A routine visit to a woman dying of cancer results in an experience and choices made that have consequences far beyond her understanding. When her husband and son's very lives become threatened, Audrey must trust God as she's never had to before.

A powerfully written, absolutely thrilling novel, The Baker’s Wife was a wholly satisfying read that captured my attention from the beginning and didn’t let go until the superb conclusion. Healy has a powerful grasp of the written language, using description that adds beautiful detail yet doesn't detract from the suspense she expertly creates. Of all of her books that I have read, this is so far my favourite, written at an unstoppable pace, yet providing glimpses into the power of forgiveness and God's grace. Healy has created beautifully developed characters, people who are flawed, who make mistakes like we all do, and yet their ability to forgive and overcome and find redemption is inspiring.

If you’ve never yet had the chance to read one of Healy’s novels, I strongly encourage you to waste no time in getting this book. You will not be disappointed. A highly recommended read, I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

This book has been provided courtesy of the publisher via the Booksneeze program and netgalley for the purposes of this unbiased review.


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