The Rector's Wife Author:Joanna Trollope Anna Bouverie is the rector's wife. She irons his surplices (badly), delivers the parish newsletter, and scrimps to get by on a pittance, all the while keeping up appearances. She rarely complains and rarely rebels. But now-as she watches her children do without, as her husband withdraws further into his work, and her frustration mounts into fur... more »y-Anna realizes that she's willing to do whatever it takes to save herself...« less
This book gives you insight into the life of a British Rector's wife. I never realized how much they are expected to do for the church without recognition! The heroine is living this restricted life, she comes to realize her unhappiness, and does something about it.
Very interesting novel based on one woman's attempt to find herself while dealing with the assigned role that comes with her husband's career. I was left reflecting on the expectations for a wife that come with a husband's religious or military career. Enjoyable read!