The continuation of the Hawk and the Dove series.
The Hardest Thing to Do starts one year after the end of the third book, The Long Fall, in the early fourteenth century. The peaceful monastery of St Alcuin’s is adjusting to its new abbot, who is taking the place of Father Peregrine, when an old enemy arrives seeking refuge. Reluctantly taking in Prior William, the upended community must address old fears and bitterness while warily seeking reconciliation. But can they really trust Prior William?
In her fourth book in the series, Penelope Wilcock wrestles with the difficulties of forgiveness and the cautions of building trust. What is truly the hardest thing to do?
This is Volume Four in The Hawk & The Dove series. This can be read without reading any of the other books in the series. I have not read any of the books in the series.
I have to say this was a surprise book for me as I don’t recall requesting it for review from Kregel. This isn’t even my usual genre. I have been blessed by many wonderful resources from Kregel that I decided to read the book instead of contacting them. It’s also a historical fiction book.
This story gives a strong message about forgiveness which can only come through God.
Could you take in a person in need that is seeking refuge? Can you trust and believe the person?
The plot and characters are interesting. The author Penelope Wilcock has a good writing style that draws the reader in. The book was an easy read.
This book wasn’t my reading style but, overall the book was interesting.
Disclaimer: I provided an advanced reader copy of this book from Kregel Publication for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are