Tuesday, October 18, 2016

{Kregel Blog Tour} A Day and A Life (The Hawk and the Dove Series) by Penelope Wilcock

Book Description:  The monastic rhythm of life at St. Alcuins means that all is peaceful on the surface, but beneath there are strong currents as each monk contends with his own hopes, fears, challenges, and temptations. 
Not every monk is settled and secure. Sadness permeates the monastery when it is discovered early one morning that one of the novices, Brother Cedd, has disappeared. It quickly becomes clear that disturbance in the life of one can impact many. As the day goes on, the question looms: will Brother Cedd return? And what will be the consequences if he doesn't?
My Thoughts:   This is the ninth book and the conclusion to the Hawk & The Dove Series by Penelope Wilcock.
I have happily been able to read all the books and love this series.
It's interesting that the title of this book is A Day and A Life. Because so many things can happen in one day and sometimes one life can be taken or a life can be born.
It seems that in this monk realm of St. Alcuins that even though all seems well on the surface, many of the monks are feeling as if something is wrong.  And then a lower monk/ a novice disappears.  Where did he go?  And why?
As the day lingers on Brother Theodore, the novice master, feels as if something good has been taken/lost.
A thought provoking and somewhat mysterious look into the lives of the monks.  
A mystery but yet some history about the lives of monks and how we are all needed in this planet of life.
This last book of this series was one of my favorites.  A great read for any day!

*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*
  • Series: The Hawk and the Dove Series (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction (September 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782642005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782642008

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