I picked The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy to review because I was interested in reading another of her books. The first book I read by her, Kiss, was a book she coauthored with Ted Dekker, a favorite author of mine. Then I also read The Promises She Keeps which is also by Erin Healy... and it was a wonderful book that, like Ted Dekker's books, made me think. The Baker's Wife continues Healy's success as a writer. It's another very good, though-provoking hit!
Before Audrey was the baker's wife, she was the pastor's wife. As often happens, scandal hit their church involving their family and the church asks Geoff to resign his position as pastor. Standing firm and together, they decide to take over a bakery that is being run into the ground and make their livelihood from that. On her way into work one morning, Audrey is blinded by the fog and hits a a vehicle. When she gets out of her car, she finds that she has hit a motor scooter and the driver is nowhere to be seen, but there is a pool of blood. Sergeant Jack Mansfield, who is the detective and church member/deacon that is responsible for Geoff's resignation as pastor, is suspicious of Audrey and Geoff's part in the missing person-- his own wife, Julie. There is no evidence to support Jack's belief that Audrey and Geoff have murdered and done away with or kidnapped his wife. In order to "get revenge" and hopefully his wife back, Jack "snaps" mentally and takes hostage the little bakery and those inside. Audrey must find Julie before Jack really loses it and she loses her family.
I was so drawn in to this book! It was full of suspense and just GOD being God. It was an amazing book of faith and healing.
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From Thomas Nelson Publishing:
Erin Healy is the best-selling co-author of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her debut solo novels,Never Let You Go and The Promises She Keeps. She and her family live in Colorado. Erin can be contacted through her website erinhealy.com or through Facebook at erinhealybooks.