Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Prisoner's Wife

Oh my goodness. I just finished reading, The Prisoner's Wife by Susan Page Davis. Kudos to Susan for writing something so unique and captivating. And to Heartsong Presents for their roll of putting out some truly amazing, fantastic, intriguing, one-of-a-kind stories.

This is one of the best stories I've ever read and here’s why...

Jack asks Lucy's father for her hand in marriage, but her father forbids them to marry. Lucy, the dutiful daughter, obeys, but she never stops loving Jack. Then four years later, she's summoned to jail, where she discovers that Jack is being accused of murder and that he wants her to marry him. Ironically enough, Lucy agrees to his marriage proposal and moves out to his farm. For weeks, she hopes and prays Jack will be acquitted of this heinous crime, and that someday they will have a real marriage. However, because of the circumstances of their “business” arranged marriage, the threat of Jack being hung, and not knowing whether he still loves her or not, Lucy wonders if her dream of having a true marriage to Jack will ever come true.

Read it for yourself to find out whether or not Lucy’s dreams and prayers are fulfilled.



Anonymous said...

Man, sounds like a great read. Maybe I can get Susan to send me a copy of that one.

Anonymous said...

Debra, thanks! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed The Prisoner's Wife so much. It was really fun to write and to research. I took three of my kids to visit the "Olde Gaol" (Old Jail) in York, Maine. That building inspired Jack's prison. Colonial history--especially Maine--has always intrigued me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debra,
I'm so excited about your book. I know God has blessed you with a wonderful talent.