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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Darkly Hidden Truth Blog Tour

A Darkly Hidden Truth, written by Donna Fletcher Crow, combines history, religion, and mystery.  There is a timeline, map and glossary of words at the beginning to prepare you for what lies ahead.  The prologue of the book grabs your attention by describing an "entombment" of a young lady by the Knights Hospitalier in 1375.  What are the Knights of Hospitalier?  I had never heard of such a thing and was eager to read on.  Along the way you meet Felicity, who is unsure of her future (should she become a nun?) and even more unsure of her relationship with her mother.  I must admit that I didn't particularly care for Felicity, which made the story drag a bit for me.  I was caught up in the mystery, the mad dash through England and also intrigued by the history of the book, though.  A Darkly Hidden Truth is the second book in the Monastery Murders series.  The first book is A Very Private Grave.

A Darkly Hidden Truth
The Monastery Murders, Book 2
Donna Fletcher Crow
Felicity has decided to become a nun. She departs to visit convents in spite of her mother's imminent arrival and Fr. Anselm's request that she and Fr. Antony recover a missing priceless Russian icon before the Patriarch of Moscow arrives at the community for Holy Week. Felicity's discernment journey takes her to Rempstone, Norwich, London, and Walsingham, but her discovery of a friend's murdered body in a shallow grave, the disappearance of more icons, the shooting of a London art expert just after she visits him, the disappearance of Antony, and finally the abduction of Felicity and her mother teach her far more about motherhood, life, and love than she could learn in any convent retreat. Breathtaking chase scenes, mystical worship services, dashes through remote water-logged landscapes, the wisdom of ancient holy women, and the arcane rites of The Knights of St. John of Malta keep the pages turning. And will Felicity choose the veil--or Antony?

About the Author: Donna Fletcher Crow is author of more than thirty-five novels. She has twice won first place in the Historical Fiction category from the National Association of Press Women, and has also been a finalist for "Best Inspirational Novel" from the Romance Writers of America. She is a member of The Arts Centre Group, and Sisters in Crime. www.donnafletchercrow.com

* I was given a copy of A Darkly Hidden Truth by Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

Jerelene said...

These sound interesting..I may have to check them out! I've been sick..and haven't finished what I started on yet though. I sped through "the hunger games"..and then brought home "catching fire." I am hoping that I am feeling better and can jump in and finish it quickly too. I really liked the first book and I know I will this one too. I really want to get a kindle. I am just afraid I may be too technilogically challenged to figure out how to use one:)
Love and Blessings!!