A Jane Austen Encounter
An Elizabeth & Richard Mystery
English professors Elizabeth and Richard celebrate twenty years of marriage with their dream vacation: visiting Jane Austen's homes. But not even the overpowering personality of their Oxford guide nor the careful attentions of their new friends can ward off lurking alarms. When a box of old documents is donated to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath Richard helps sort through it. Later that night he finds the Centre's director bleeding on her office floor. Could the letter that has gone missing lead to new revelations about Jane's unfinished manuscript The Watsons?
Join Elizabeth and Richard on their tour: Visit all the sites so redolent of Jane Austen and her characters in the beautiful city of Bath; stay in the Chawton House Library to visit the charming cottage where Jane's writing flowered and the nearby Steventon church where her father was rector; stand by her grave in Winchester Cathedral; and enjoy your time at the lovely country estate of Godmersham. But don't let your guard down. Evil lurks even in the genteel world of Jane Austen.
The Monastery Murders Series
Book 3: An Unholy Communion
First light, Ascension morning. From the top of the tower at the College of Transfiguration, voices rise in song. But Felicity's delight turns to horror when a black-robed body hurtles over the precipice and lands at her feet.
Her fiance Father Antony recognizes the corpse as Hwyl Pendry, a former student, who has been serving as Deliverance Minister in a Welsh diocese. The police ignore the strange emblem of a double-headed snake clutched in the dead man's hand, labeling the death a suicide. But Hwyl's widow is convinced otherwise, and pleads for Felicity and Antony to help her uncover the truth.
Matters grow murkier as Felicity and Antony, leading a youth pilgrimage through rural Wales, encounter the same sinister symbol as they travel. Lurking figures follow them. Then a body is found face-down in a well...
Book 2: A Darkly Hidden Truth
Felicity can't possibly help Father Antony find the valuable missing icon. She's off to become a nun. And then her impossible mother turns up unexpectedly. And a good friend turns up murdered...
Breathtaking chase scenes, mystical worship services, dashes through remote water-logged landscapes, the wisdom of ancient holy women, and the arcane rites of The Knights Hospitaller keep the pages turning. Will Felicity choose the veil - or Antony?
Book 1: A Very Private Grave
Felicity Howard, a young American studying for the Anglican priesthood at the College of the Transfiguration in Yorkshire, is devastated when she finds her beloved Father Dominic bludgeoned to death and Father Antony, her church history lecturer, soaked in his blood...
A Very Private Grave is a contemporary novel with a thoroughly modern heroine who must learn some ancient truths in order to solve the mystery and save her own life as she and Father Antony flee a murderer and follow clues that take them to out-of-the way sites in northern England and southern Scotland. The narrative skillfully mixes detection, intellectual puzzles, spiritual aspiration, romance, and the solving of clues ancient and modern.
About the Author
Donna Fletcher Crow is an author of historical novels including the epic Glastonbury, A Novel of Christian England, which was awarded First Place in Historical Fiction by the National Federation of Press Women. Donna lives and writes in Boise, Idaho.
Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England
All-new print edition of Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England, from Angelico Press.
What readers are saying:
"Tonight I gave my volume of Glastonbury a place in the top shelf of one of my bookcases. The shelf I reserve for what I call life-changing books." -Jill
"My husband read it aloud to our teen son and daughter and myself and we all loved it. . . Fantastic experience." -Barbara
"A truly amazing read." -Suzie
"Crow has done a fabulous job taking bits of what we know of history and fleshing out stories that bring the different characters to life. . . I've loved reading this!" -Laura
"Transports you into the past! This book is an epic tale, and truly a wonderful work of art!" -Melanie
An Unholy Communion on Tour
April 25 The Fran Lewis Show, Blogtalk Radio
Kindle Fire Giveaway!
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April 24 " a great novel for those who love mystery and history." By The Book http://ning.it/10ANPxb
April 24 "will take you on a strange ride." More of Him http://www.moreofhim.net/2013/04/book-review-unholy-communion.html
April 24 "will keep you reading to the very last page" IE Mommy http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/04/22/unholy-communion-donna-fletcher-crow-review/
April 25 "made me feel like I was there." A Room Without Books is Empty http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fletcher.html
April 25 "Make sure to add this book - and series if you haven't read any of them - to your must read list today." Just One More Paragraph http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fl
April 26 "A truly great mystery." Through My I's http://www.through-my-is.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-unholy-communion.html
April 26 "Smash hit" http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/04/donna-flethcher-crows-latest-smash-hit.html
April 26 "Ingeniously plotted by a master of contemporary suspense" Vic’s Media Room http://vicsmediaroom.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/book-review-an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fletcher-crow/
Interview and giveaway Seeking with all Yur heartt http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/04/author-donna-fletcher-crow-interview.html
April 27 "I love the vivid details" Splashes of Joy http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/litfuse-presents-an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fletcher-crow/
April 30 "Crow certainly knows her craft well." Mother of Three http://www.motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-unholy-communion.htm
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Tina | GivingNSharing http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com
Deborah | A Bookish Libraria~The Bookish Dame Reviews http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com
Mary | The Writer’s Lair http://enterthewriterslair.blogspot.com
Shirley | A Mom After God’s Own Heart http://therempels4.blogspot.com
Donna | Books and such http://bookworm56.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fletcher.html
Jennifer | Jen’s Journey http://www.jennifersikora.com
Lindsey | The IE Mommy http://theiemommy.com
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Maureen | Maureen’s Musings http://musingsbymaureen.blogspot.com/2013/05/litfuse-publicity-book-tours-presents_7.html
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Marjorie | The Writer’s Tool "I love Donna Fletcher Crow's books." http://marjorievawter.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fletcher.html
Donn Taylor, Author Culture, "Readers of this excellent novel will find much more to enjoy than an entertaining story of suspense and romance." http://authorculture.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-unholy-communion-by-donna-fletcher.html
May 14 "No Story Before It's Time" International Christian Fiction Writers http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com/2013/05/no-story-before-its-time_14.html
May 15 A really off the wall interview--Do I untie my shoes? If a crayon, what color would I be? My greatest fear? http://litfusegroup.com/blog/get-to-know-donna-fletcher-crow …
Visit my office and enter giveaway for AN UNHOLY COMMUNION http://www.triciagoyer.com/my-writing-desk-donna-fletcher-crow/
May 16 The Story of our Awesome Russian Grandson http://www.christinelindsay.org/2013/05/from-russia-with-love-by-donna-fletcher.html
May 20 Author Spotlight on Suzanne Woods Fisher http://suzannewoodsfisher.com/blog/2013/05/author-spotlight-donna-fletcher-crow/
July 11 Review on Rita Reviews http://ritareviews.net/
Personalized Autographed Copies Now Available!
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.