Friday, June 3, 2016
The Beautiful Thread by Penelope Wilcock Book Tour and Book Review
The Beautiful Thread Penelope Wilcock Abbot John has to face the consequences of his previous good deeds—and none go unpunished In this eighth novel of the Hawk and the Dove series, William, has returned to St. Alcuins at Abbot John's request to help his replacement learn the ropes. But William's return coincides with a bishop's visitation, a regular event. The bishop, a zealous churchman with a large entourage, has heard rumors of St. Alcuins having had in their community one William de Bulmer, who is said to have attempted suicide and left the order—attempted suicide is a felony and breaking monastic vows is a grave sin. The bishop wants to know where this man is so he can be arraigned before an ecclesiastical court, and wishes to discover what happened and what part Abbot John played in those events. As the story unfolds, the beautiful thread of the gospel weaves quietly through the contrasting colors of human frailty, religious zeal, and social pretension.
This is the eighth novel in the series called, Hawk and the Dove" William is back to St. Alcuins to help the person who is to take his place get ready to take over. The bishop is also present wants to learn all that he can about William de Bulmer. William tries to hide because the bishop wants to see him punished. This is a story that is told so vividly that the reader can picture it as it unfolds. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Kregel Publishing Company and these are my opinions.