How a drastic decision can change life...for good
Vicar’s wife Anna Bouverie has spent 20 frustrating years serving God, the parish and her family. Drowning in a sea of cake-baking and jumble sales, her frustration comes to a head when her husband fails in his bid to be promoted and her daughter is bullied at school.
Throwing caution to the wind, Anna decides to take a job in the local supermarket, to the fury of her husband and the disapproval of the entire Cotswold parish. But the job brings her money, independence – and attention. Three men watch Anna from the sidelines, seduced by her boldness – the new archdeacon, his philosopher brother and a brash newcomer to the small town. All three men play a significant role in Anna’s life as the story unfolds to a startling climax.