The Schoolmaster's Bride
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About "The Schoolmaster's Bride"
Newly widowed, Dianne Pierceson seeks a future taking a teaching position in the country. But the Schoolmaster seems to be hiding something, by all accounts, something dark. But the effects of the Depression give Dianne no choice but to persist in her position, despite the fact that she would dearly like to run away. A moving and suspenseful drama about secrets, loss and hope, and a woman who is not afraid to face the truth.
Meet the Author
South Australian author Meredith Resce has been writing since 1991, with 18 published titles to her credit. Apart from writing, Meredith also takes the opportunity to speak to groups on issues relevant to relationships and emotional and spiritual growth. She was also a co-writer and co-producer in the 2007 feature film production, 'Twin Rivers'. With her husband, Nick, Meredith has worked in ministry since 1983. Meredith and Nick have one daughter and two sons.
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The title of the book is The Schoolmaster's Bride, so it's probably not a spoiler to say Dianne and Richard marry, although it's a marriage of convenience. I did feel this section of the plot was a little contrived (yes, I'm aware this is a novel, which means the whole story is contrived by the author. But the trick is to pull the reader so much into the story that we don't notice these contrivances). The story then segued into something quite different from what I had been expecting, and while there was still a romantic element, it felt as though it was taking second place to the subplot, and I had serious doubts about this. You'll have to read it to understand what I mean. Suffice to say that I think Richard is supposed to come across as gruff but misunderstood, hiding a heart of gold, but something was missing for me. Overall, while the story had potential, it didn't deliver for me. This was partly because the writing style felt old- (too many long passages of dialogue and too much describing of events), but mostly because I just couldn't connect with Richard, and couldn't understand what Dianne saw in him. This is a revised edition of a book first published in 2006. Thanks to Meredith Reece for providing a free ebook for review.
I always enjoy discovering new authors and was very pleased to come across Meredith Resce. The Schoolmasters Bride is the first of 2 books, the second being 'The Schoolmaster's Daughter'. If you like Janette Oke you will probably like Meredith Resce and she is an Australian author. It is set during the time of the Great Depression and a lovely story is woven around a recently widowed school teacher and her quest for a new job and life. The story has some mystery and romance too. The characters take a while to get into but are developed wonderfully as the story unfolds. It is certainly an easy and entertaining read.