I received a copy of THE BREATH OF PEACE by Penelope Wilcock from Lion Hudson via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is the seventh installment in the Hawk and Dove series. I absolutely love this historical fiction series. This book is no exception to the long running entertainment. The fourteenth century truly comes alive.
In this seventh book, William de Bulmer and Madeleine Hazell are married. William is a former monk. I loved watching them struggle with their marriage – not because they were struggling, but because they learned how to deal with it. So many people give up on marriage without trying to understand themselves and others. Both William and Madeleine have their own issues that they need to work through, that seep through into their marriage – just like so many of us today.
William and Madeleine visit Friar John at the monastery, where he is able to counsel them with wise advice that the reader can take away into the twenty-first century. The human nature of this story truly shines through, proving that Penelope Wilcock is an excellent writer worthy of taking note.
For lovers of historical fiction and Christian fiction, I highly recommend this novel.