Not A Mistake
This is a different sort of romance, featuring an Episcopal priest and her former professor from when she was at seminary. It’s the sort of different that I’ve been craving, one with the kind of quiet drama I find utterly compelling.
When she graduates from seminary, Jordan Sykes celebrates and ends up in bed with her former ethics professor Dominic Lawrence. Two months later, as she is beginning to settle in with her new congregation, the consequences of that night become clear. Jordan is expecting and must make some difficult decisions. Further complications ensue when Dominic arrives at her parish on an unrelated matter and Jordan is unable to hide her condition.
I really enjoyed this non-inspie story of faith, passion, and love and what happens when all three converge. The characters are well-drawn and consistent, the conflict strong, and the style engaging. Stories in which the characters’ spirituality, regardless of religion, is a component are always intriguing to me and this is no exception. The message of love and grace, both from God and toward one another, is present without overshadowing the story being told. I’m anxiously awaiting the second book in this new series following female Episcopal priests, which is set for release in July.