Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Beautiful Thread by Penelope Wilcock (Book Review!)

The Beautiful Thread

The Hawk and Dove Series, Book 8

By Penelope Wilcock

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Christian / Historical

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2016

Number of pages- 208

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-78264-145-2

The Beautiful Thread

William de Bulmer has come back to the abbey to help Abbot John and the new cellarer with a society wedding.  Unfortunately, Bishop Eric will also be there.  Since William is a former abbot and monk, who also attempted suicide, Bishop Eric could bring him to justice for breaking his monastic vows.  Bishop Eric wants to find him. 

Conradus's mother brings a problem of her own when she comes to the St. Alcuins to help with the wedding.  Will she be a help or a hindrance? 

About the Author-

Penelope Wilcock currently lives in England with her family.  She is a writer and is a former Methodist minister.  Her blog is Kindred of the Quiet Way.

My Thoughts-

I have enjoyed this book and the others in the series.  Penelope Wilcock is a wonderful writer.  I have been drawn into each of the books, so I've come to remember the characters and enjoy watching them grow in God.

I typically don't like to turn the corners of the pages or mark in books (I like to keep them nice), but I just had to do it in this book.  There were different life lessons and ways to grow in God.  My favorite one was on page 83 when Conradus's mother was speaking to Father John.  She had a game as a young child where she would try to make people happy.  She still did it as an adult.  I have noticed that I was doing the same thing at work.  I have been trying to brighten people's lives.  I really appreciated this lesson and I want to make sure that I do it every day. 

I would recommend this book to others.  There are life lessons and good information about 14th century abbeys.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Beautiful Thread, by Penelope Wilcock, 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 or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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