Scandal in the Village, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


A new arrival sets tongues wagging in the village of Turnham Malpas, from the Sunday Times bestselling author. When Jimbo asks his mother, Katherine, to come and live near him in Turnham Malpas, his kindness has rather more repercussions than he anticipated.

Before long Katherine is organising the harvest festival display, and causes uproar with her high-handed ways.

But Katherine goes too far when she petitions to rid the village of some of its residents.

Only Peter, the rector, can control Katherine's more outrageous actions.

Finding it hard to resist his natural charm and diplomacy, she gradually begins to mellow as the village works its magic on her...




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This features, as do others in the series, the fictional village of Turnham Malpas and its residents. I'm never entirely sure why I continue reading these books, which I find from time to time in charity shops. The characterisation is flat - with so many characters I can't possibly keep track, even with the synopsis in the front - and the many subplots are like a soap opera in a book. <br/><br/>But when I spot one I don't have already, I pick them up, always wondering if they are going to get more interesting. I do quite like following the lives of Peter, the Rector, and his doctor wife Caroline. They are responsible for the one scene in this that I found quite moving; if the books were written from their perspective alone rather than dotting around the whole population of the village, I think I'd find them more enjoyable. <br/><br/>But they pass the time. This was no better or worse than any of the others I have read by this author. <br/>

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