before the fall finding gobi summer reading eleanor oliphant reading groups

Mixed Blessings by Elvi Rhodes
  

Mixed Blessings

Romantic Fiction   Relationship Stories   eBook Favourites   

RRP £6.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

In Blessing in Disguise Elvi introduced a single mother vicar, Venus, to a typically English village, Thurston. You can imagine she had a lot of folk to win over. Now Venus, well settled, is to marry the local doctor and add ‘communityâ wife to her many roles. Elvi is such an accomplished author who makes her characters very real and Venus is quite a woman.

Comparison: Susan Sallis, Katie Fforde, Marcia Willett.
Similar this month: Charlotte Bingham, Sara MacDonald.

If you like Elvi Rhodes you might also like to read books by Katie Fforde, Susan Sallis and Marcia Willett.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Mixed Blessings by Elvi Rhodes

For Venus Stanton, the attractive young vicar of Thurston, life could not be better. When she first came to this traditional parish, with its beautiful church and conservative congregation, many people found it hard to accept a woman priest. After a tricky start, however, she is now accepted by most of her parishioners, even though some people cannot and will not recognise her. But vicars have their personal lives as well, although many people often forget this, and to the delight and surprise of the parish Venus is to marry Nigel, the doctor from the local practice. Her eleven-year old daughter Becky, after some misgivings, has accepted the idea and there is a joyous ceremony at the church, after which the happy pair set off for honeymoon in France. On their return, they try to settle down to their new life, but Venus soon finds that marriage, motherhood and her priestly duties do not always go together…

About the Author

Elvi Rhodes
Elvi Rhodes was born and educated in Yorkshire, and now lives on the Sussex coast. She is the author of many bestselling novels including Opal, Doctor Rose, Ruth Appleby, The Golden Girls, Madeleine, The House of Bonneau, Cara's Land, The Rainbow Through the Rain, The Bright One, The Mountain, Portrait of Chloe, Spring Music, Midsummer Meeting, The Birthday Party, Mulberry Lane, A Blessing In Disguise and The Apple Tree.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

15th August 2005

Author

Elvi Rhodes

More books by Elvi Rhodes
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.elvirhodes.com/

Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback (a Format)
528 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552152303

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools