Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Darkly Hidden Truth by Donna Fletcher Crow

Genre- Christian/Fiction/Mystery
Published by- Monarch Books
Copyrighted- January 2012
Number of pages- 384
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-85721-050-0, series- The Monastery Murders (book 2)
Felicity is ready to accept the veil, but there is a missing icon, her difficult mother, and a friend is murdered.  Will she go with Father Antony to solve the mysteries or will she visit the convents she has planned to see? 
Get ready to delve into the world of The Knights Hospitaller, the wisdom of nuns, and romance.
Link to an Excerpt.

About the Author-
Donna Fletcher Crow lives with her husband in Idaho.  They have four grown children and ten grandchildren.  She has written more than thirty books and many of them are about the history of British Christianity.  She is interested in history and used to teach English. 

My thoughts-  My likes: Christian fiction, mystery, history, and gaining knowledge as I read.  This book satisfies all of those criteria.  This was a very well written book and I had a hard time putting it down.  I read the endorsements both before and after reading this book and they were spot on.
I have never studied or read much about monasteries and convents, monks and nuns, so I was able to get a better understanding of both today and historically how people became nuns and monks and what life is/was like for them. 
I liked Sister Johanna and how she wanted a homely house, so people who visited felt loved and cherished.  She said it was important to be  available.  Sister Johanna and all the nuns were so nice, I think it would be nice to be a part of a system like that if I was not responsible for other people and that was want I wanted after visiting different convents.
I highly recommend this book.  It is a well-written mystery and I learned a lot from it.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received A Darkly Hidden Truth by Donna Fletcher Crow for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Rani, I'm delighted that you liked my book--and especially Sister Johanna. She is based very closely on the real life Sister Pamela who runs the retreat house at the Julian Centre--even her dog was real.

    unfortunately, the link to the excerpt took me to a different Kregel book.