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Here are the books that made their way into my mailbox last week:
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Sorry to see that no one ever reviewed THE FIFTH GOSPEL. I just read it.
Although Ian Caldwell, its author, is non-Catholic, THE FIFTH GOSPEL is full of details about the Vatican and the priesthood. This is a literary mystery–who killed a religious scholar and why, is the Diatessaron really the fifth gospel and where is it, and is the Shroud of Turin really what is claimed and who does it belong to?
What fine character development in this novel! In particular, two priests, brothers, one Roman Catholic, the other Greek Catholic, are the main focus. Told from the point of view of one of them, Alex, this story is his investigation of these mysteries after Ugo, the religious scholar, is found dead, apparently murdered. Ugo had been studying the Diatessaron and found allusion there to the Shroud of Turin. Is this the reason he was murdered?
Catholic readers will appreciate all the research Caldwell did on the Vatican and the priests and bishops there. I’m not sure, however. if a non-Catholic would. I think THE FIFTH GOSPEL might have bored me if I were not a Catholic.
Or maybe I’m wrong about that. Maybe the reader will appreciate this novel for its character-driven mystery when so many mysteries/thrillers are simply plot driven.
that first cover’s interesting
I am definitely looking forward to reading Lady of the Eternal City and The Snow Globe as both of these authors are on my favorites list. The two books by Nadia Hashimi look wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing your haul! Colleen Turner recently posted..Spotlight on Flowers of Grace by Teresa Hirst
Looks like a great week! The covers of Picnic in Provence and Splinters of Light are so pretty. And the Fifth Gospel, will be curious about that review!
Love the title “I See You Made An Effort” :) I need to look for that one! Mary recently posted..Sunday Post
Another fabulous week.
They all look so good.
Nice that Kate Quinn has another book.
ENJOY your week.
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I am excited for The Fifth Gospel. The Rule of Four is one of my favorite books so I can’t wait for this new one!
The Snow Globe caught my interest,enjoy them all. mary Ann Langan recently posted..Mailbox Monday
Appealing and love books which look enjoyable.
I’m getting Splinters of Light too. Anxious to see what that one is about! Stacie Gorkow (@sincerelystacie) recently posted..Bennett’s KCRG TV9 Interview
Oooh, I want Grace and Power! Love anything about JFK and Jackie.
Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week.
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Picnic in Provence sounds lovely! Serena recently posted..Mailbox Monday #310
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