Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Review: A Darkly Hidden Truth

I just finished reading a good historical fiction novel that is full of Catholic history and English culture:  A Darkly Hidden Truth (The Monastery Murders) by Donna Fletcher Crow.  It’s a suspense novel with many twist and turns.  The characters are well-developed and the stories rich with the blessings and struggles in friendship, marriage, family and community.  I appreciated reading about the main character’s struggle to determine her life calling in vocation and marriage.  I loved reading the wisdom from saints of long ago.  And I was inspired by the Catholic liturgy and rituals.  It paints a picture of life inside of a monastery – from the beauty to the visions to the practices and missions.  It is somewhat reminiscent of The DaVinchi Code.  t’s not always a fast-paced mystery thriller, but if you want to explore history while reading, you’ll enjoy this book.  It could also be a good homeschool reading for history and religion.  Happy reading!
Disclosure:  I was given a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review of the book.

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Blogger Donna Fletcher Crow said...

Ann, thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH. i especially appreciated your suggestion for homeschoolers studying medieval English history.

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