Taking a long trip to the lower 48 and driving back in the RV had a few reviews slip through the cracks. Today, I am thrilled to share with you about Donna Fletcher Crow’s newest book in The Monastery Murders series, An Unholy Communion.
About An Unholy Communion
Following the ancient tradition, ordinands from the College of the Transfiguration gather at first light on Ascension morning to sing their praises from the top of the college’s tallest tower. Not one to miss any liturgy, Felicity finds herself swept up in worship as she listens to the timeless words. But her delight quickly turns to horror when a black-robed body hurtles over the precipice and lands at her feet. Her investigative instincts immediately kick in when she sees a double-headed snake emblem clutched in the lifeless hand. Was this suicide? Or murder?
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Meet the Author of An Unholy Communion
Donna Fletcher Crow is author of more than thirty-five novels. She has twice won first place in the Historical Fiction category from the National Association of Press Women, and has also been a finalist for “Best Inspirational Novel” from the Romance Writers of America. She is a member of The Arts Centre Group, and Sisters in Crime.
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My Thoughts on An Unholy Communion
It was no surprise to me that I thoroughly enjoyed this title. I love the way Donna weaves church history and faith into her novels. This one was no exception. The main characters of Antony and Felicity continue to grow as does their relationship. And, the liturgical year is highlighted again as the story takes place during the Easter season.
Now, for those who are more faint of heart, the themes of demonic worship and possession which are in this novel might be more than you can handle. I’m glad to have read it during our long season of light here in Alaska as I might not have slept well in the dark of winter.
I might be in a minority of Christians in my concern over these issues, but figure that once the light has been shown onto something it is hard to not see it at a later date. So, when I say some scenes had goosebumps on my arms, I don’t mean it in the typical scare my pants off for the moment kind of way. Instead, it’s that raised awareness of the issue that lingers long past closing the pages of the book. (Donna also includes a nice reference list to where she got the information on these topics.)
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