I received a copy of THE HAWK AND THE DOVE by Penelope Wilcock from Lion Hudson in exchange for an honest review. I had heard about this series before – THE HAWK AND THE DOVE is book one in a series with the same name – but it wasn’t until now that I got to test it out. Am I glad I did! This is a fast and poignant read.
It is a strange book, although very enjoyable. I had to really think hard about how to review it, and when I read the other reviews, a word jumped out: vignettes. This series is all about vignettes from a monastery; very unique and thought provoking. I couldn’t stop reading. I was gobbling up the chapters. They are written simply, but not simplistically. I enjoyed that tremendously, for I know many people who become confused by “big words” and complicated sentences. These books will appeal to the masses and open many eyes to God’s beautiful ways.
I was excited to have been given all three books at once, because I really couldn’t put it down. I had to read the next one… and then the next. I finished the series with a content sigh.