Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Abbot's Agreement

I received a copy of THE ABBOT’S AGREEMENT by Mel Starr from Lion Hudson via Kregel in exchange for an honest review.  It is the latest installment in the Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon.  I have read other novels in the series and greatly enjoyed them – nothing tickles my taste buds more than historical mystery – so I knew I would love this story. 

Master Hugh is a medieval surgeon.  In this adventure, he comes across a young Benedictine boy and he takes the body to a nearby abbey.  The novice master asks Hugh to investigate who stabbed the boy.  Of course Hugh does.

These novels transport you back to Medieval England.  The setting and characters ring true, with sayings, habits, and names.  Nothing feels out of place or too modern.  The best part is that if you enjoy this story, there are more in store for you!  This installment, as with the others, can be a standalone novel; however, those who love Hugh will delight in seeing more of him and a few familiar characters.  The reader is captivated from cover to cover.  I highly recommend this to fans of historical fiction, mystery, and Christian fiction.  I applaud Mel Starr for his ability to weave an exciting, detailed story.

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