Martha Ockley tells a good story. This book grabbed my attention on page one and I was disappointed when it ended. I could feel the frustration that Faith felt as she dealt with Ben, her sister and her wardens. It was a great book that showed the every day human side of the clergy. Throw in a mystery and you have me caught. I have to say the ending caught me by surprise, I was sure that someone else killed the artist. I love books that surprise me. 5 stars from this reviewer.
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About the book:
Faith Morgan is feeling settled and contented in her role as the vicar of Little Worthy. St James's is about to reach its 900th anniversary and to celebrate Faith has commissioned a new painting of the church from distinguished local artist Sal Hinkley.
However, Sal, recently returned from Australia, is not a universally popular choice: outspoken and opinionated, she has made her share of enemies.
Before the painting can be completed, Sal is found dead at her easel. Suddenly, several respectable members of the church community are under suspicion and Faith finds herself thrown into the path of her former flame, Detective Inspector Ben Shorter, who, though he has no time for God-botherers, still seems to have time for Faith…