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The Pastor's Wife

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844082803

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Ingeborg Bullivant, the put-upon daughter of the Bishop of Redchester, suddenly becomes possessed by the demon Rebellion and takes a week’s tour to Lucerne. Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor, she is put into a quandary when he proposes marriage. Faced with her father’s wrath on her return, however, Ingeborg accepts her Herr Dremmel with simple relief.

But the role of a pastor’s wife in East Prussia is not as Ingeborg had imagined, for she has merely exchanged one set of rules for another …

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