© 2019 by Molly Greeley 

Molly Greeley

novelist and coffee addict

The Clergyman's Wife

Available Now

in the US & ANZ 

Coming March 19, 2020

in the UK


"With tight prose and expert characterization... Greeley easily draws readers into the world she’s created. Ideal for fans of Austen’s work, Greeley’s strong debut also stands on its own."

- Publishers Weekly 

"Poignant, pensive, and brilliant."

- Laurel Ann Nattress, editor of

Jane Austen Made Me Do It

In this Pride and Prejudice-inspired novel, not everyone has the luxury of waiting for love.


Charlotte Collins, née Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford’s vicar, and sees to her duties by rote: keeping house, caring for their daughter, visiting parishioners, and patiently tolerating the lectures of her awkward husband and his condescending patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Intelligent, pragmatic, and anxious to escape the shame of spinsterhood, Charlotte chose this life, an inevitable one so socially acceptable that its quietness threatens to overwhelm her. Then she makes the acquaintance of Mr. Travis, a local farmer and tenant of Lady Catherine.


In Mr. Travis’ company, Charlotte feels appreciated, heard, and seen. For the first time in her life  Charlotte begins to understand emotional intimacy and its effect on the heart—and how breakable that heart can be. With her sensible nature confronted, and her own future about to take a turn, Charlotte must now question the role of love and passion in a woman’s life, and whether they truly matter for a clergyman’s wife.

"Readers will appreciate Greeley's attention to historical detail and her astute characterization as she adeptly uncovers nuances of character in both Charlotte and her husband that feel fresh while also ringing true to Austen’s writing. Hand this to fans of other Austen spinoffs... who will devour this thoughtful, moving, readable debut."

- Booklist


Other Writing




Agent: Jennifer Weltz at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency 

US Publisher: William Morrow, a HarperCollins Imprint

ANZ Publisher: Allen & Unwin

UK Publisher: Viking Books 

To send me a message, please fill out the form below. 

Follow Me:

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon