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I really have only myself to blame; the church is right there in the title. However, I was expecting the village and church to be background and local color, with maybe a bit of religious culture thrown in. Instead, it was very full of scripture, holy days, liturgy, many discussions about belief and worship... Very little of this interested me, so I started skimming before I was halfway through. I also found the characters mostly charmless and some of the author’s descriptions offensive. The story was odd and seemed to me to have parts that did not seem realistic.