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Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England

Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England

The Holy Grail lies somewhere in Glastonbury!

When Joseph of Arimathea and his little band of pilgrims sought asylum from Roman persecution they fled to Glastonbury—and carried with them the most sacred relic in all of Christendom.

This tiny, sheltered corner of Britannia—this holy "Isle of Avalon"—was also a place of refuge when King Arthur and his knights fought off the invading barbarian hoard. And it became Arthur's final resting place.

Centuries later, the discovery of Arthur's bones in Glastonbury sparked a great flowering of the faith and magnificent building—after a devastating fire nearly obliterated the work and worship of centuries.

Then, after the last abbot of Glastonbury was dragged to his death atop the Tor, the Abbey's splendid arches were left to crumble. Yet they stand today—as beacons of hope for the future.

Two millennia of history and legend intertwine around Glastonbury's broken arches. And through it all—through ages ancient and modern—the faithful have sought to answer the same question that Arthur asked: Where is the Holy Grail?

My epic Glastonbury: A Novel of Christian England, grew out of my lifelong fascination with the Arthurian legends. It begins with the birth of Christ and takes the reader through the lives of families in Celtic, Roman, Arthurian, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Tudor Britain. The centerpiece is the Holy Grail as Austin Ringwode, last of the Glastonbury monks, seeks to understand the upheaval of his time. --Donna

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Where Love Calls

New Release!Where There is Love Book 6: Where Love Calls

Hilda Beauchamp believes that God guides the life of every believer--and that it is her job to guide God. Hilda's plans meet many complications, but at least one of her prayers gets answered when the winds of spiritual revival sweep England, stirred by the great evangelistic campaigns of D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey. Word of Hudson Taylor's mission to China fires imaginations and missionary fervor within the Cambridge community. But Hilda and the charming Kynaston Studd--whom Hilda has slated to marry her sister--find their plans sidelined.

Kynaston was the leader, the first within his circle to catch the vision of going to China. But God seems to be calling his friends there instead of him and Hilda is horrified to find herself falling in love with the man she had intended for her sister.

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An All-Consuming Fire

New Release! The Monastery Murders Series Book 5: An All-Consuming Fire

A Christmas wedding in a monastery--what could be more idyllic? And Felicity has never been happier, in spite of her over-bearing mother who wants to turn the whole event into a royal affair and Antony's worries over the television series he is narrating on the English Mystics. Then Felicity takes on responsibility for directing an Epiphany pageant for Kirkthorpe's wayward youth.

At least most of the vexing disruptions occurring on the filming locations are miles away from the Community of the Transfiguration. Until the threats move closer. Close enough to threaten Felicity's life.

Will the murderer stalking the Yorkshire Moors shatter the joy of Felicity and Antony's Christmas wedding?

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A Most Singular Venture

The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries Book 5: A Most Singular Venture New Release!

Richard is teaching Jane Austen as a Queen of Crime at the University of London while Elizabeth researches all the London sites Jane knew. A lovely interlude to their summer until Richard's brother Andrew shows up to bid on a set of Jane Austen first editions, a pushy student intrudes on their agenda and they become responsible for a young boy. And then one of Andrew's business associates is murdered and he is accused of the deed.

Elizabeth and Richard are exploring Jane Austen's London, but their murderous opponent is all-too contemporary.

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Where There is Love Series

 

August 23, 2016, My writing process, my inspirations as a writer, my favorite books and more. A fun interview.

March 16, 2016, "Listen to Your Mother" The story behind the series launch

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"The Crime Cafe" An in-depth interview about the whys and hows of writing Clerical Mysteries, specifically The Monastery Murders.

 

  

"The Donna Seebo Show"  A super interview--it was such a delight to talk to an interviewer who had actually read my book (and loved it)! Click the above link, then scroll down to #317 June 25 2015 Donna Fletcher Crow. Click the box on the right (don't just highlight the show), then scroll on down to play selected files. It's a bit fiddly, but I hope it's worth it!

A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary on Virtual Tour

April 5 The Murder of Donna Fletcher Crow delightful story of the reinvention of my career

March 3 Nighttime Narratives A great review with quotations from the book illustrated with perfect pictures

Dec 19 Wonderful, in-depth interview on Linda's Bookbag

Oct 29 **** Review on "Little Bookness Lane"

Oct 28 "The Origins of Halloween" and Giveaway on The Crime Cafe

Oct 27 "A Different Kind of Halloween" excerpt and giveaway on "More Agreeably Engaged

June 30, "The Mystery of Writing History" How I approach mixing history and mystery and a look at my research.

May 7, Talking about Books on Bookaholic with Scottish Crime writer Wendy Jones

April 24, Romance Trilogy, Part 3, Our dauhter's wedding that served as model for my heroine's wedding in a monastery

April 22, Romance Trilogy, Part 2, my husband and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with the miracle and joy of our whole family.

April 17 "Romance Trilogy, Part 1"  How my parents' wedding translated into my Daughtrs of Courage series. With book Giveaway.

April 17 "A Sense of Place, Part 2" Bellringing in Oxford, with Book Giveaway.

April 16 "A Sense of Place" Seeking WithAll Yur Heart, lots of pictures of Oxford and book Giveaway

August 27 "That Rings a Bell" on More Agreeably Engaged

August 13 "Being There" in The Middle Ages, how an author living in 21st century Idaho experiences 14th                        century England

July 28 Sleuths and Suspects interview and giveaway 

Personalized Autographed Copies Now Available!

Free personalized autographs for Donna Fletcher Crow books

Just in time for the holidays, personalized autographs are now available for print and ebooks. Visit the Authorgraph website to order. Free! If you want an autograph for an edition not shown, contact Donna and she will happily add it.