I received a copy of A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH by Donna Fletcher Crow from Kregel. It is the second book in the “Monastery Mysteries” series. I haven’t read the first one yet, but this was has piqued my interest.
A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH involves a young woman named Felicity. She studies at the theological college run by the Community of the Transfiguration. I would have liked to read more about her adventures at the college, actually studying, but it wasn’t integral to the story (I am always curious about theological colleges). At the start of the novel, Felicity is debating whether to become a nun. While deciding if that is her calling in life, she is yanked into a mystery surrounding a missing icon. The endearing Antony and Felicity’s mother, who she has never had a great relationship with, join her, as well as other memorable characters.
Donna Fletcher Crow takes the reader to new places. When reading about the grand monasteries and beautiful England, I really felt as if I were there with Felicity. Donna Fletcher Crow also added in historical facts that really suck the reader back in time. I love history, so I couldn’t get enough of the factual tidbits.
This is a perfect story for people who love mysteries, history, and religion. I couldn’t stop reading once I opened to the prologue.