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ISBN: 0385512023
Author: Katherine Valentine
Language: English
Publisher: Image (June 6, 2006)
Pages: 277
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 342
Size Fb2: 1304 kb
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Valentine deploys a Mitford-like tone for this tale of a haunted Catholic church in an idyllic New England town.

Valentine deploys a Mitford-like tone for this tale of a haunted Catholic church in an idyllic New England town. A priest who has had experience with exorcism, the good-looking Father Rich Melos, is brought in to deal not only with Satan's monster but also with the St. Francis Hookers, a female rug-hooking group similar to myriad other such groups in gentle reads, except that one among them is a psychic and becomes Rich's helpmate. Bend Oaks is the small town home to the St. Francis Xavier "hookers" - a group of rug hooking aficionados who gather weekly in the parish rectory to lovingly craft a new rug each year for the parish raffle.

The Haunted Rectory book. This tight-knit band of faithful women is startled by the arrival of Father Rich Melo, sent by the archdiocese to live in St. Francis Xavier’s haunted rectory.

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Francis Xavier parish is losing pastors. A delightful storyteller with an eye for quotidian detail (the Hookers shop at . Maxx and adore Oprah), Valentine turns in a smarter Touched by an Angel. Over the years, three freaked priests have fled, having beheld Sights Too Terrible To Speak Of. Enter redoubtable replacement Father Rich Melos, who’s both fearless of Satan and Thornbirds-cute. Jane and the Church Hookers-soccer moms who meet to handcraft folk-art rugs-become demon detectives while sparing time to flirt harmlessly with the padre and exchange benign gossip with other un-desperate housewives.

Francis Xavier Church. Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, Church and Rectory, Dyersville, IA, listed on the NRHP in Iowa. Francis Xavier Church, including ones named Cathedral, and variations may refer to: in Australia. St David Lewis and St Francis Xavier Church, Usk, in the North Gwent Deanery, Wales. in the United States (by state then city). Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (Mobile, Alabama), listed on the NRHP in Alabama. Francis Xavier Cathedral (Alexandria, Louisiana), listed on the NRHP in Louisiana. Francis Xavier Cathedral Complex, Alexandria, Louisiana, listed on the NRHP in Louisiana.

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The author of the popular Dorsetville series takes us to the small town of Bend Oaks to meet a group of hookers—rug hookers, that is. When rumors of a haunted rectory shake up the small town, a new priest comes to pastor, and what he discovers will change all of their lives forever.Bend Oaks is a small town with a big problem—every new priest who comes to town flees the rectory in the night, and no one will say why. Strange disappearances, unexplained sounds and smells, and mysterious deaths all haunt this hallowed building. But this doesn’t stop the St. Francis Xavier Church Hookers from continuing their decades-old tradition of meeting in the rectory to hook their colorful rugs to auction off at the Strawberry Festival in order to raise money for the parish.This tight-knit band of faithful women is startled by the arrival of Father Rich Melo, sent by the archdiocese to live in St. Francis Xavier’s “haunted” rectory. Father Rich brings skepticism to his mission in Bend Oaks, but he also carries with him the terrible memory of an earlier encounter with demonic forces. From the unearthing of an ancient biblical curse to an exorcism in Rome to the bowels of a decaying insane asylum, Valentine brings readers on a wild ride set against the familiar backdrop of small-town New England. This heartfelt tale is both an exciting suspense story and a deeply moving story of the power of faith.

Comments:

godlike
This is such a departure from the author's Dorsetville series, that at first it was a 'horrid' shock! However, I kept reading and really began to enjoy the very different characters and storyline - sometimes it was devilishly funny! I must admit, though, that the women are not yet, shall we say, a cohesive group. They don't seem as bonded as I had expected them to be, but that it how women's groups begin, and I expect any more books about these women will show them growing together in love and closeness. A very different, but good, (and scary!!) story.
Legend 33
I don't usually write a review of a books I've read because so many others have already but since there are only a couple, I just wanted to say that Katherine Valentine has been a favorite of mine since I first discovered her and her series. Now this new direction is equally good. It's very different but equally good - very good in my opinion. Katherine, looking forward to the next one.
just one girl
I havent read this yet, but I really like all her books. They are uplifting and
they make you feel goo.
Granigrinn
This was a different story line for Karen Valentine - I was not sure if I was going to like it but found myself having a hard time putting it down.
Painbrand
I enjoyed the book very much.
Ranenast
I'll admit up front that I'm a major fan of the work of Katherine Valentine, having read each of the installments of her Dorsetville series. In fact, I was even initially disappointed that this book took us beyond the realm of Dorsetville and into a new place, home to a new cast of characters.

That being said, I found myself so wrapped up in The Haunted Rectory and the ladies of Bend Oaks that I quickly overcame my hesitations. This book is a wonderful combination of characters that are real, down-to-earth and full of life and a story line that will keep you turning the pages right to the end.

Bend Oaks is the small town home to the St. Francis Xavier "hookers" - a group of rug hooking aficionados who gather weekly in the parish rectory to lovingly craft a new rug each year for the parish raffle. The members of the group are eclectic and fun - hardworking coffee shop owner Jane has a secret gift; jet-setting Kay seems out of place at first but becomes indispensable; flirtatious Rose knows how to use her assets to get a job done; Vera is on a break from roaming the world and finds real adventure at home; and Myla, the group's Grande Dame, keeps them all in line.

Add into the mix Father Richard Melo, a worldly priest who is called away from his research of ancient manuscripts for the Vatican to solve a mystery that is plaguing St. Francis' Xavier's rectory. The mystery has already killed one pastor and scared off other priests, but Fr. Melo possesses a special gift he has not yet completely accepted: will he risk his career and perhaps even his life to combat an evil force so strong that it leaves death and destruction in its path?

Katherine Valentine has created a wonderful tale that is full of both heart and intrigue. Her characters are the types you fall in love with and want to meet for a cup of coffee and a chat. It is a joy to watch Fr. Melo's transition from disconnected academic to shepherd of his own flock, meeting and dealing with his own personal demons along the way.

The good news, once you reach the conclusion of The Haunted Rectory, is that is appears Valentine may have left a small window open for a sequel to this tale, which is great for fans of her writing. If you haven't read one of her previous books, this is a great place to jump in and learn to love her work.
Whitemaster
I'll start by saying that I don't recommend this book. This book is an easy read and keeps you guessing from chapter to chapter but, what I was not expecting, was the very creepy description of Satan's evil and the depth of his hideous, gruesome, deadly power. Although the book does refer to God as being the Ultimate Good and points out that Jesus' power is greater than anything Satan's got...the priest and the women involved in the excorcism enjoy their booze and show no evidence of having a deeply committed relationship to God. In fact, they are not portrayed as praying at all, even in the midst of known evil. The book also deals with a woman that has psychic powers to see into the underworld.

I found the book rather scary to read, especially since Satan is real and his powers are deadly. I found myself feeling fearful of him and thinking about him. The good in that is that it sent me running to God, asking Him to have mercy on me and to protect me. I also started praying the St. Michael prayer throughout the day, which I'm still doing.

For someone interested in true life visits of Satan, I recommend The Cure D'Ars Today: St. Jeanne Baptiste Vianney. Scary, but with a foolproof antidote!
This work may not be for everyone, but for those who like Christian fiction and spooky subject matter, there is a lot to like. Valentine is one of the best Christian writers out there and I really enjoyed the characters and the good-versus-evil theme. I hope there will be a sequel someday.

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