Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Breath of Peace by Penelope Wilcock (Book Review)

The Breath of Peace

The Hawk and Dove Series, Book 7

By Penelope Wilcock

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Christian / Historical

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2016

Number of pages- 204

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-78264-173-5

Breath of Peace

Abbot John needs his new brother-in-law, William de Bulmer, to come back to the abbey to help with cellarer duties. 
William is a former monk and abbot.  He loves his new wife, but each conversation has now become a fight.  He is very capable with finances, administration, and used to authority figures.  He is having more problems being a husband.

Will William be able to adjust to his married life?  Will he be able to help Abbot John with the duties at St. Alcuin's Abbey?

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.

In this book there are several things I especially appreciated:

  • don't judge others.
  • learn their story (what makes them tick), so you know why they act the way they do.
  • be patient and kind.
  • don't assume you know eveyrthing about them.
  • take time for them.

I appreciated these lessons, because I have recently been in the situation where I need to do all of these things to make my life and theirs more pleasant. 

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 Breath of Peace, 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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