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Vendor: Lion Fiction
Publication Date: 2015
This volume brings to a conclusion the first trilogy in the series. Peregrine, the strong and dearly loved leader of the community of St Alcuin's monastery, suffers a stroke. Badly incapacitated, he begins an arduous recovery with the help of his brothers in the infirmary. Brother Tom, the young monk closest to him, is horrified by the suffering Peregrine's illness has inflicted. He keeps his distance, out of his depth. How will he find enough courage to make this demanding journey of vulnerability with his friend? How can they communicate now Peregrine can no longer speak? How will Tom respond to the terrible, secret promise his abbot asks him to make? In this journey to the depths of humanity, the two men discover together the treasures of darkness, the intimate mystery of compassion.
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loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Long FallMarch 9, 2016loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Long Fall is the conclusion in the series of the three. It is basically a story of the monks at a monastary during the 1300's. It includes the death of a leading monk in the books.
I received the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
grammy4 Stars Out Of 5thought provokingSeptember 24, 2015grammyQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is the 3rd book in the series and is just as good as the first two. This one is a little different in that it does not switch between the modern day family and the Monks of old. This is a well written book, mostly centered around the Abbott and Brother Tom. The story flows well, the characters are well established. The book causes a lot of self inspection if you would do it. This story is especially meaningful to me as my mom had a head injury from a fall. I can see my mom in the Abbott and myself in Tom. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a good read. This book was given me by bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Long FallAugust 31, 2015Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Long Fall is the third installment of the Hawk and the Dove series. This book is different from the first two of the series. This one focuses more on the monastery. I thought the book was pretty good and look forward to the next one of the series.
I received this book from bookfun.org and exchange for my honest opinion, which was given
CherNW OhioAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The 3rd of a great seriesAugust 27, 2015CherNW OhioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5his book is thpe 3rd in the series The Hawk & the Dove. It is written in a little different style than the first two in that it doesn't have any of the family telling the stories. It is all about the monks and the monastary.
Father Peregrine, who has been the main character in the first two books kind of takes the back seat in this one and lets the different brothers step forward.
Brother Tom goes through so much during this third book, it's hard to say anything without giving anything away to the readers. The writing is great and the characters are all well developed. There are many ups and downs to keep the reader interested also.
I would recommend this book, all three really, to most any reader. There is a wide array of reasons why different people would love them.
I was given this book by BookFun Club in exchange for an honest opinion.
shanfromcanCanadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great series continues!August 12, 2015shanfromcanCanadaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The third book in The Hawk&Dove series, is an awesome read from beginning to end. Father Peregrine , has a seizure which leaves him totally dependent on others for his care.
But more so that this, it is the friendship between Brother Tom and him. Tom does not know what to expect, and after trying to visit and given info by Martin Jonson, a lay worker in the infirmary, he keeps himself away from visiting the Abbot, man, friend, he so lovingly cared for since the Abbot had been beat in his own abby and left for dead. His mangled hands, his limp, all signs of the devastation this beating had left on his body.
Brother Tom asks to be removed from caring for the interim Abbot and to be back in the farm, doing physical work. His request is granted.
Brother Michael makes a visit to the farm, and waits while Brother Tom takes care of his chores, as he needs to speak with him regarding Father Peregine. Brother Michael points out that although he is still paralyzed on right side, he is out of bed, has some speech-yes, no and needs his friend to visit. Tom agrees.
On his way back to the infirmary Brother Michael prays, Help him out a bit, Lord Goda bit of grace, and a bit more compassion. Help him find the Christ in himself. pg. 62
As Tom presents himself to Brother John, he is given a talking to by him as well. As this is the second brother on his case, his thoughts and feelings on the whole situation flow freely from within. It is then that Brother John realizes Martin has been speaking with Tom and sharing wrong information regarding the state of the Abbot.
First visit was anything but easy as he faced his dear friend in the hopeless room, body sagging, sitting in a chair. He looked up, they locked eyes on each other. After a long silence Peregrine spoke, or mumbled. He spoke again with more urgency but Tom could not understand--and then the spreading puddle of urine. Tom apologizes and goes to find brother John.
Tom decided he will not be returning and leaves Peregrine in the care of brother Michael.
Brother John confronts Tom once more, and after sharing how he felt during the visit, he asks Tom to see it through the eyes of Peregrine, and convinces him to try once more.
The following day, his second visit, is hard, but Tom is determined to try harder. He sits beside him and takes his crumpled hand in his and thus begins the next chapter in this friendship; one that will go so deep, true love and care, the very act of God`s hands being used to bless one of His beloved.
This story will touch the very heart of you and if you have worked with seniors you will understand some of the situations better than others. You will laugh, you will cry, and be so pulled into the lives of Father and Brother that you will feel, more than just read their friendship. You will be blessed! I can not wait to read more books in this series!
Thank you to book fun.org and Lion Fiction for the opportunity to read this amazing book in exchange for an honest review.
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