Recently I had the opportunity to read A Darkly Hidden Truth (The Monastery Murders, Book Two) by Donna Fletcher Crow.
About the Book:
Felicity Howard, a young American studying for the Anglican priesthood at the College of the Transfiguration in Yorkshire, has to learn more about church history if she and Father Antony are going to unravel their second mystery. Past and present mix as the words of Julian of Norwich and the arcane rights of the Knights of St. John of Malta lead to a present-day killer. And as the friendship grows between Antony and Felicity, will Felicity choose a life dedicated to God as a nun or one with Antony?
A Darkly Hidden Truth is a wonderful story! Filled with mystery and suspense and twists and turns that you really do not expect. I loved Felicity’s character and enjoyed getting to know her and Father Antony. In all honesty I was not sure how exciting a book about nuns and priests would be. I was surprised about how good this story is! The suspense keeps you wanting to know what happens next. I enjoyed Felicity’s spiritual journey as she made the decision whether or not she wanted to become a nun. The mystery, the search for the missing icon had me wanting to continue reading until the end. The author did a wonderful job researching this story. It is rich in the Christian history.
The setting of in this story is one of my favorites, the English countryside and I appreciated the timeline, map and glossary of words the author provided. They were really helpful in understanding and following the story.
This was the first book I have read by Ms Crow but it will not be my last! I am looking forward to reading the first book, A Very Private Grave.
You can read an excerpt of A Darkly Hidden Truth here.
disclosure: I received this book as a member of the Kregel Blogger reviewers. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.