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The Baker's Wife
The Baker's Wife
Author: Erin Healy
Before Audrey was the baker's wife, she was the pastor's wife. — Then 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. But the hurt still pulls at Audrey. — Driving early one morning to the bakery, Audrey's car strikes something -- or someone --...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781595547521
ISBN-10: 1595547525
Publication Date: 10/4/2011
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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LynniePennie avatar reviewed The Baker's Wife on + 169 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
When I first started reading The Baker's Wife, I wasn't sure if I'd like it due to all the horrible reviews. I have to admit that it was a bit hard to get into through the first few chapters. About 4 chapters into the story it really picked up.

The main character, Audrey Bofinger, has a gift of compassion that borders on the supernatural. I usually have a hard time with supernatural in Christian fiction. Ultimately I was able to accept it as an interesting part of Audrey's character because it didn't rule the story, it was more described as a gift of the spirit than something supernatural. Also, it was symbolic because as Christians, we may not be able to physically feel the emotional pain of others like the main character, Audrey does, but at times many of us are afraid to get close to others because we are scared of feeling others pain.

There are a number of issues that are approached in this novel, including abortion, broken relationships, forgiveness, hypocrisy, self-righteousness, revenge and religious legalism. Audrey and her family seem like they are being unfairly treated at times, but even though they are Christian characters they are not perfect and have their flaws as well. The antagonist of the story was (or claimed to be) a Christian. A Christian whom has become very legalistic and who quotes Bible versus at random to excuse his own behavior . Then the other supporting characters were all written like people we all would know or could relate to.

The overall story is well done and full of suspense and the mystery is fairly good. It's a good read and I enjoyed it though, I'm not sure if I'd read another unless, I stumble upon one. 3.5 stars enjoyable and interesting.
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Good book. It held my attention right from the start. Audrey and her husband run a bakery now that he is no longer a pastor, A scandalous lie by a church elder and believed by the church members have removed them from being the pastor. Driving to the bakery early one foggy morning Audrey hits something or someone.
Blood is every where but no body. The scooter and blood belong to Julie,detective Jack Mansfield'wife.He believes Audrey has something to do with the disappearance of Julie to get back to him for starting the lie that removed the Bofinger's from the church.
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Very odd story with twists and turns. Mystery until the end.


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