Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Darkly Hidden Truth by Donna Fletcher Crow

Book Description:
More page-turning action from a popular author
Felicity has decided to become a nun. She departs to visit convents in spite of her mother's imminent arrival and Fr. Anselm's request that she and Fr. Antony recover a missing priceless Russian icon before the Patriarch of Moscow arrives at the community for Holy Week.

Felicity's discernment journey takes her to Rempstone, Norwich, London, and Walsingham, but her discovery of afriend's murdered body in a shallow grave, the disappearance of more icons, the shooting of a London art expert just after she visits him, the disappearance of Antony, and finally the abduction of Felicity and her mother teach her far more about motherhood, life, and love than she could learn in any convent retreat. Breathtaking chase scenes, mystical worship services, dashes through remote water-logged landscapes, the wisdom of ancientholy women, and the arcane rites of The Knights of St. John of Malta keep the pages turning. And will Felicity choose the veil--or Antony?

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book!  Felicity is debating to become a nun when the mystery begins.  She has decided to except the feelings she has for Anthony.  Her mother is going to visit, which she has a challenging relationship with, but that doesn't stop her from starting an investigation.  She and Anthony are investigating a missing icon when it turns out there is a lot more than just that involved, their adventure really begins!
I loved the history throughtout the story!  Felicity and Anthony were great characters.  I loved the relationship between them, even if it was a bit difficult at times.  Her realtionship with her mother, keeps you intrigued.  The whole story, especially the different places you get to visit with them, keeps the storyline flowing smoothly.  Theft, murder and wonderful history make this story really good!
I rate this a 4/5.  I am ready to read more from this author.

Thank you to PumpUpYourBook for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Ashley, thank you for the enthusiastic review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the history and like Felicity and Antony--even if Felicity can be a bit difficult at times. I think we can understand Felicity better after meeting her mother, though. It's lovely of you to host me here on Ashley's Bookshelf.

  2. The characters do sound great. What an enticing review.

  3. Sounds interesting, great review!

  4. Donna--it was my pleasure! I can't wait to read more of your work :)

    The rest of you should absolutely pick up a copy of will absolutely love it!