I received a copy of THE BEAUTIFUL THREAD by Penelope Wilcock from Lion Hudson via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is the eighth installment in the Hawk and Dove series. Once again, I can’t express enough how much I absolutely love this series of historical fiction. By historical fiction, the series takes place in the fourteenth century. I love reading about that time period.
As with all the books in “the Hawk and the Dove,” THE BEAUTIFUL THREAD comes highly recommended for those who love Christian fiction set in the past. This series is set in a Benedictine abbey in Yorkshire. In this installment, William du Bulmer is in danger and needs the help of Abbot John and the other monks. The best part (depending on how you look at it)? Abbot John is falling in love!
I find Abbot John to be a powerful role model for readers both young and old. It doesn’t matter what religion you are, you can find something in Abbot John to help change your mind set for the better.
As a note, you don’t need to have read the other books in the series to adore this one. However, if you have read the previous books, they just make this one all the more rewarding.