Title: Brittle Diamonds
Author: Hilary Walker
Release Date: July 4, 2018
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: CKN Christian Publishing
Format: eBook (also available in Paperback)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.
About the book:
Father Peter is the beloved parish priest of Brotherton village.
But when allegations of misconduct mysteriously surface against him, his parishioners are thrown into turmoil. What should they believe?
Father Peter’s own faith starts to crumble when a close priest friend commits suicide. Then bizarre circumstances throw him together with Matt Goldworth, a non-believer.
Matt finds himself helping a clergyman of the very Church he despises and discovering a solution to the mystery no one could have foreseen.
A thought provoking look at life in a country town.
This book is set in a small town in England. There is talk of fox hunts, horse shows, and other country activities. There is a wide variety of characters just like you would expect to find in any town. The way they interact with each other is expressed very well.
The problems that the characters face are varied and easy to understand. Some of them I was able to relate to more than others. One of them I just shook my head and thought, “What were they thinking.”
I loved the parish priest, Father Peter. He has his own problems facing him and yet he is willing to help everyone that comes to him. As his problems loom larger and larger I was amazed at the way he handled himself and continued to encourage others around him. His faith in God and the Catholic Church was inspiring.
It was interesting to see who rallied around him and who turned their backs on him. The way that the truth came out was great.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.
I have decided to give this story a 5 star rating. I am recommending it. It does address a couple of deep topics that take some time to consider.
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