Mystery & the Minister's Wife series—Book 1
Escape to the charming town of Copper Mill, Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Copper Mill is a place of tradition and tranquility, where neighbors work together and life moves at a slower pace. But when Kate Hanlon and her husband Paul, the new pastor of Faith Briar Church, move in, they quickly find out that small town life is anything but boring. The mysteries that Kate discovers in Copper Mill are puzzling, but she always uses her quick, curious mind and the help of her friends to figure out the answer.
Come see how faith can solve life's mysteries in Mystery and the Minister's Wife
When Kate Hanlon and Paul Hanlon leave their home in San Antonio to take over the pastorate of Faith Briar Church, they are excited about embracing the small town way of life, but when they arrive in Copper Mill to see their new church in flames, it quickly becomes clear that nothing is as it seems. And when evidence shows that the fire is not an accident, Kate knows she has to discover who is behind it.
As she investigates, she makes friends—and a few enemies—in town, and threatening phone calls, mysterious packages, and a life and death chase only make her more certain that she is on the right path.
Mystery and the Minister's Wife Series Overview
Through the Fire is the first book in the Guidepost's original series, Mystery and the Minister's Wife,
which transports you to the charming town of Copper Mill, Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Copper Mill is a place of tradition and tranquility. But when Kate Hanlon and her husband, Paul move in, they discover that small-town life is anything but boring. The mysteries Kate uncovers are puzzling, but she always uses her quick mind and the help of her dear friends to figure out the answers. See how faith can solve life's mysteries in Mystery and the Minister's Wife.
NOTE: Make sure to read the first book first. It gives the background and foundation for the rest of the books. The rest can be read out of order.About the Author
Diane Noble is the award-winning author of nearly two dozen published works. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband Tom and their two cats.
Mystery & the Minister's Wife series
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.75"
Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Availability 0 units.
Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Very enjoyable cozy mystery Oct 3, 2009|
|"Through the Fire" is a fun and charming cozy mystery. I liked that the mystery, for once, didn't involve a dead body.|
The characters were entertaining and good humored. Kate and her friends weren't unusually clever, but they definitely were determined! The pacing was very good, and I loved how the author depicted small-town life. It reminded me of my little town. :)
There was a lot of Christian stuff (Bible study, prayer, God talk, etc.) in this book, but it wasn't preachy. I liked that Kate and Paul had a close relationship with God that was much like mine.
A few very minor nit-picks: The author's notion of what's involved in visiting someone in jail (even in a small town) was very inaccurate. Also, Ms. Noble never did actually explain how someone could send Kate an e-mail with no "From" or origin information. (To my knowledge, that isn't possible, but I admit I could be wrong.) Also, the bell went through a fire so intense that it burned the building to the ground and then the bell dropped the distance of the bell tower. I'm pretty certain the bell's structural integrity would be damaged and, at the very least, it wouldn't maintain the same tone as before the fire. I'll admit it made for a poetic ending, though.
There was no bad language or sex. Overall, I'd recommend this novel as enjoyable, clean reading.
Reviewed by Debbie from Genre Reviews (genrereviews. blogspot. com)
|Through the Fire by Jun 10, 2009|
|This is only a so-so book; in fact, I was a little disappointed in that I love Diane Noble as a writer but this was not her best writing -- must have been early in her career. The characters were weak but the aura of mystery was good. The dialog was boring between the main characters.|
|Dog Days Apr 17, 2009|
|I really enjoy this series too, its refreshing that I can read a book with out hiding it from my kids.. I have gotten rid of all of my SMUT books and had a change of heart about what I fill my mind with.. The Mystery and the Ministers wife, is a wonderful set of book that really anyone would like.. Very fun and a good time to escape for a hour or two...|
|Refreshing honest look at a preacher's family life! Mar 18, 2009|
|I bought this book for my mom, a preacher's wife, now retired. We both read it and enjoyed identifying certain members of past congregations as characters in the books. A little bit of counseling, a little mystery to solve and a whole lot of love and patience makes this a delightful "climb up in the porch swing and read" afternoon - lemonade by your side! Enjoyed the 2nd in the series and am anxiously awaitin more!|
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