My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Joe’s Wife is not the first book I’ve read by Cheryl St John. It is an earlier one so I was interested in seeing her writing at an earlier stage–and before she started writing for the inspirational market. Actually this book is an inspirational. God is very present in the lives of the characters. And I loved the heroine Meg who stood up to the holier-than-thou crew at the local church. This is a classic marriage of convenience story but written with tender feeling and deep emotion. A very believable story of two people trying to work out a marriage. There are love scenes included but they aren’t love scenes meant to titillate but to describe a woman’s sensual awakening. I was not offended. In fact, they were both emotionally moving. So if you want to read a solid romance by an excellent author, download Joe’s Wife.