|Plot Summary of The Rector's Wife|
|"Anna Bouverie had accepted her position as the wife of a rector in a small village, knowing that if she took up another job she would be met with disapproval. Her life had revolved around the church, and most of her friends work for the church. Her whole attitude to her life changes when her husband Peter is not promoted and her youngest daughter suffers bullying at her school.
In order to pay for school fees, Anna starts working at the local supermarket and earns her own income, and is met with hostility and disapproval from her husband and friends. Then a wealthy neighbour moves next door, falls for Anna and tries to persuade her to leave her family with him. Feeling lost and confused, Anna confides in the new Archdeacon, who is surprisingly sympathetic and introduces her to his brother Jonathan. After some time they start an affair.
In a rage, Peter forces Anna to resign from her job, and they begin to slip away from each other's lives."
Liza Rosette, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Rector's Wife|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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