- File Size: 1824 KB
- Print Length: 142 pages
- Publisher: Tea Tin Press; 2 edition (December 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MYXQAOH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,538 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than thirty published novels. She’s a Carol Award Winner and a two-time winner of the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. In 2011, Susan was named Favorite Author of the Year in the 18th Annual Heartsong Awards. A native of Maine, she and her husband, Jim, now live in western Kentucky.
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I really liked the storyline, even though (or maybe because?) it wasn't non-stop action and drama. There was a lot of normalcy and day-to-day living, even with the unsolved mystery hanging over their heads, but it never felt tedious or boring. The dialogue did seem to waver back and forth between period-appropriate words and more modern-sounding constructions, but I enjoyed the characters enough that it didn't bother me a whole lot. The details of setting, daily life, household chores, etc., on the other hand, seemed very well-researched and authentic.
Jack and Lucy were both very sweet leads, although of course they had to eventually frustrate me by both assuming that the other didn't want any more than a marriage-in-name and that they'd offend each other mortally by suggesting anything more. (I had to stop and wonder, though--I gripe about this kind of thing in books all the time, but would I be any better? No marriage experience to look to yet, but I'm not a confronter. Yikes! Maybe I'd better be more careful how I judge fictional couples from now on...)
Actually, I think one of the things I liked most about this book was the rich cast of secondary characters. I expected from the blurb that just about everyone in town would be narrow-minded and snobbish, but they weren't at all! Of course, some of them were that way, but there were a lot of different shades represented, and some of Jack's adversaries were obviously just regular people doing their best to do their jobs, which was a refreshing change of pace. I also liked the fact that first impressions and suspicions weren't always reflective of the true state of things.
Content--kisses between a married couple (not descriptive); mentions of a married couple sharing a bed; description of injuries from a beating (not graphic); a boy runs away and steals food, but this is resolved well; mention of a wife having to tend to her husband's needs while he's bedridden, but no specifics
Chapter breaks happen in line, without page breaks. It’s a bit unusual at first but doesn’t detract from the reading experience. The language is clean, without expletives, there’s no sexual content or gratuitous violence. Editing is clean.
The story is a simple one of greed and casting false blame. The brilliance comes in the quick witted solution the falsely accused conjures up. No spoilers here - read this charming book and watch the mystery unfold, yourself. “The Prisoner’s Wife” is a unique tale of reunited love and of reconciliation for the sins of the fathers.
I highly recommend this book for young adults as well as the more mature adult reader. It is clean, romantic and a mystery all rolled into one good read. I wish I could read more about Jack and Lucy. (Hint, hint to the author.)
This book won the short historical category of both the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest and ACFW’s Book of the Year Contest for 2007. It was favorite historical of the year among Heartsong readers for 2006.
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Es geht um einen unschuldig angeklagten jungen Mann, dem die Todestrafe droht. Weil früher nicht lange mit der Hinrichtung gefackelt wurde, hat er im Gefängnis schnell noch seine heimliche Jugendliebe geheiratet, damit sie seinen Besitz erben kann.
Nun wird er aber doch unerwartet freigesprochen und sie müssen sich beide mit der neuen Situation als Ehepaar arrangieren und kommen sich langsam näher. Es geht alles sehr anständig und konservativ zu, wie das früher eben so war.
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I also admired his wife and wondered if people today could be like them
Hardworking kind and giving