The Vicar of Passmore
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The Vicar of Passmore (Passmore #1)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When the townsfolk of Passmore get wind of the fact their Vicar's new verger, Wilson Rooney, is gay, a series of events spark the start of both his and the Vicar's adventures when it comes to keeping the rather interesting flock of Passmore within the fold. Not only that, they'll have to gain the approval of the parish council before Wilson can be accepted. No small task w...more
ebook, First, 100 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by eXtasy Books
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Veronica / Miss V
I wonder if there is a place like this Town anywhere in Australia, I would move there right away.
Nothing boring about this little Town for sure. Some parts were so funny.
Great book.
I always love to read Mark's books. This one was a bit different (aren't they all). This had a lot of humor in it and *gasp* much less sex! Still Mark managed to get his naked men hanging out all over the story;) Wilson is the new verger of Passmore but barely gets into town and is faced with being voted of his job by the town! What to do? The vicar is ready to fight to keep him around and destroy one more prejudice in the town. Of course there is the "hunky" doctor who give Wilson even more rea...more
Feb 15, 2012 Shaz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
Another great offering from Mark. This book is a little different to his usual style. The setting is not a sci-fi world created just for us, but a very unusual little town called Passmore. It also has a lot less sex (shock, horror) in it than we normally see in Mark's books, but still manages to give us plenty of nudity!

Wilson is the new (gay) verger in a town full of quirky people. He faces prejudice and the fear of being forced out of his job within the first week. Luckily he has the full supp...more
Serena Yates
This book is filled with humor, lots of quirky characters, and a message about tolerance that is all the more effective for its simplicity. Imagine a town full of people who would be considered somewhere between slightly odd and very strange by most average humans. They range from a nudist who likes to do his gardening, uhm, in the nude, to a woman who believes she's the world's best cook but produces inedible meals, to the mayor with a somewhat embarrassing fetish. And amongst all this crazines...more
Its no secret that I love Mark Alder books. I love them for their outrageous humour and quirky plot. This book delivers on both :)

Mark himself has told us that this was one was a sweeter romance then normal. I enjoyed this change of pace and because it was a sweet romance there was a larger cast of characters. I loved reading about the failed masterchef cook, the farmer with animal fetish's and many more.

I did have one issue however. It was the speed with which they feel in love. If only Mark ha...more
Mark always knows how to put me in a good mood again :) Very funny and sweet.

When Wilson Rooney arrived to be the new Verger of the town of Passmore, he had no idea what was in store for him. As soon as he stepped off the bus, he is warmly welcomed by the Vicar, but he soon learns that there are townspeople who do not want him around because he is open about his homosexuality. When he meets the town doctor, Edmund Van Der Muer, they are both immediately drawn to one another and start dating. This scandalizes some townspeople even m...more
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Eli Easton
A cute, one-sitting novella with some awesomely whacked characters. I think I enjoyed the setting and characters a bit more than the actual romance, which was very quick to develop. But there are some hilarious moments in this book. I was a bit confused about the setting throughout until I read the author's bio and realized it was set in Australia.
Jane (PS)
This was a fun, obscure, entertaining book; the characters were pretty hilarious. But I would have liked the story to be a bit more fleshed out - everything happened very quickly in the romance dept - perhaps a bit too quickly. But I'll definitely check out another of Mark Alder's books.
Mark can always make me laugh! Passmore is a charming little town populated with interesting and eccentric folk. Makes me wonder what could have been found behind the closed doors of the small town I grew up in! LOL!

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Apr 22, 2012 Idamus rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Not a bad book, just not my cup of tea
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I live in Melbourne, Victoria, in the land of Oz. According to my own Teenage mis-adventures, I am just an ordinary guy with a penis which likes to get me into trouble…a lot. I’ve seduced trees, copulated with watermelons, and had nice old ladies pick ants off my naked body. Yep, that’s me. Mark Alders. All round nice guy and with my brain firmly in my pants, exactly where it belongs!

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