When Rebecca Martin finds the love of her life, it's finally time to cross off one giant task from life's to-do list. But not so fast. The wedding is a minor disaster, the honeymoon doesn't get much better, and then the biggest shock of all—living together as monk and wife.
Rebecca couldn't help falling in love with a monk, but that doesn't make it any easier. Mike is up before the sun, meditates every morning in bed, hates socializing (not to mention all varieties of small talk), and last but not least has a rich inner life with which she can't compete. When God is essentially the other women, all bets are off. What has she gotten herself into?
Returning with the same cast of characters that made The Monk Downstairs a New York Times Notable Book and a two-time BookSense top-ten pick, The Monk Upstairs is a page-turning love story that pulls back the curtain on fairy-tale romance to reveal what really happens when two people from very different walks of life fall in love, get married, and live under the same roof.
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Tim Farrington is the author of Lizzie's War, The Monk Downstairs,—a New York Times Notable Book—and The Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novels The California Book of the Dead and Blues for Hannah.Review:
“A fun, lively novel about what happens to a couple after the initial glow of love.” (Library Journal)
“A rare realistic portrait of a romantic relationship between two complicated, funny, loving adults.” (Booklist)
“I am caught and held firm by Tim Farrington’s tender treatment of his characters and their humanity.” (Jennifer Lauck, New York Times Bestselling author of Blackbird)
“Farrington writes with deft humor and poignancy about human relationships and the quirks of the human heart.” (Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief)
“Consistently witty and utterly charming...” (Washington Post Book World)
“An enjoyable read with interesting and engaging characters who spur us to think more seriously about love, faith, death.” (Spirituality and Health magazine)
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