The Housekeeper is a romance novel about a happily married woman, Rachel, that is taken by surprise when her husband of twenty years asks for a divorce. She is so hurt that she gets in her car and drives, having no idea where she is or where she’s going. Night approaches, and she pulls off the interstate to find a restaurant for a bite to eat and a hotel for the night. Donna, the owner of the restaurant, takes a liking to Rachel and offers her a job and a place to stay when she finds out Rachel is a pastry chef. Rachel accepts the offer and the plot begins as the new pastry chef impresses the entire town of Taylorsville with her wonderful pastries and outgoing personality. The local Pastor spots her running one morning and becomes intrigued by the new lady in his little town. It is not long till he sees Rachel working in the restaurant and finds a way to meet her. Rachel is not interested in Robert since she thinks he’s a priest. Love begins to blossom between the two and he offers her a job as his housekeeper after he explains he is a pastor, not a priest. There is humor with the little puppy he finds in the snow outside her back door and it’s the puppy the binds these two, together. There are interesting twists and turns, complete with an identical twin showing up that no one in Taylorsville knew about. You will fall in love with the six main characters and enjoy the love story that develops between the three couples.