Recently ordained and recently divorced... what a combination! This is exactly what Reverend Esme Browne feels as she starts a brand new and intimidating spiritual journey at the Portland Road Chapel. Her responsibilities now stretch to two country chapels, where Esme comes to discover that she's forgotten how to pray but the introduction of two eccentric gnostics might be just the thing she needs to regain her faith. How will Esme juggle the demands of the congregations, her nosy neighbors and the parishes?
Recently ordained and more recently divorced, Reverend Esme Browne finds herself at an uncomfortable crossroads when stationed at the Portland Road Chapel. In addition to the seaside town, she also now bears the spiritual responsibility for two country chapels, which should be exciting, invigorating, and even hopeful. Esme, however, has forgotten how to pray and, she fears, how to feel.
A chance encounter with an eccentric pair of country gnostics may change all that, but she'll have to be willing to juggle the demands of the church, her parishes, and a bevy of well-intended but nosy neighbors.
Penelope Wilcock is a Methodist minister who served as a full-time pastor to no less than six rural congregations simultaneously. Author of more than half a dozen books of fiction and poetry, she believes "that God speaks to us through every smallest circumstance of life," a life she now makes with a new husband and new duties in the Aylesbury Circuit in Buckinghamshire, England.