Author(s): Penelope Wilcock
This story starts one year after the end of the third book, in the early fourteenth century. The peaceful monastery of St Alcuin's is adjusting to its new abbot, who is taking the place of Father Peregrine, when an old enemy arrives seeking refuge. Reluctantly taking in Prior William, the upended community must address old fears and bitterness while warily seeking reconciliation. But can they really trust Prior William? In her fourth book in the series, Penelope Wilcock wrestles with the difficulties of forgiveness and the cautions of building trust. What is truly the hardest thing to do?
Pen Wilcock is the author of many books such as In Celebration of Simplicity and 100 Stand-Alone Bible Studies. For many years a Methodist minister, she has worked as a hospice and school chaplain. She has five adult daughters and lives in Hastings, East Sussex.