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Abide With Me: A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery
by Jane Willan
About Abide With Me
3rd in Series
Amazon White Glove (November 17, 2020)
Number of Pages - 300
Digital ASIN: B08NCT19K1
Change is afoot at Gwenafwy Abbey. Ten new nuns from a convent in Los Angeles join the community of Anglican sisters bringing energy, youthful enthusiasm, and more electronic equipment than Sister Agatha could have imagined. The arrival of the new nuns brings something else to the Abbey—a bit of unexpected notoriety. Claire Pennoyer, an ambitious young reporter for The Church Times, interviews the new sisters for a feature story. Murder is the last thing on anyone’s mind when Claire is found dead on the beach, her mobile phone in the sand. A tragic death, says Constable Barnes. A selfie gone bad. Meanwhile, Sister Agatha is unconvinced and puts on her detective’s hat, only to find herself in the midst of a tangled murder mystery. Her suspect list includes everyone from the new sisters to Reverend Mother to the beloved archbishop of Wales. Time is running out as Sister Agatha uncovers a shocking reality. Will she reveal the truth hidden in an ancient document before it is too late?
About Jane Willan
Jane Willan wants to live in a world where everyone has time to read their favorite books, drink good coffee, and walk their dog on the beach, but until that can happen she enjoys life as a pastor and writer. When she's not working on a sermon, or hiking with her husband, Don, you can find her rereading Jane Eyre, binge-watching Downton Abbey, and trying out new ways to avoid exercise.
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Hogwarts All Over Again
When I travel, I often check out two places: libraries and churches. The most overpowering and at the same time, delightful, library I have ever visited is Trinity Library in Dublin. Don and I (Don is my husband, traveling companion, and carrier of bags) took a tour of Trinity Library as an afterthought. I don’t know why I had not realized I was at the location of the Book of Kells or the oldest library in Ireland. But once I walked into the Long Room, I suddenly wished we had begun our trip to Ireland the library.
Two parts of the library that can stop any book lover in their tracks is the Book of Kells and the Long Room.
The Book of Kells is a tremendous 9th century manuscript of the four Gospels filled withgorgeous colors, elaborateilluminations, and opulent Latin text. The book of Kells was created by monks. You can just imagine them hovering over parchment, quill pen in hand.The library always displays two of the four volumes of the Book of Kells: one volume kept open to a decorated page, the other open to a page of text. Standing in front of one of those pages takes one’s breath away.
The Long Room
When I stepped into The Long Room, I thought that I had been transported to Hogwarts.
The 213 ft main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, was built between 1712 and 1732 and houses 200,000 of the Library's most ancient books. It is hard to describe the Long Room with words, so I have included several photos. It is both overpowering and inspiring. Truthfully, it made me want to write.
When I returned to the United States and I sat down to create my third Sister Agatha book, Abide With Me, all I could think about was Trinity Library. The setting is perfect for mystery. Check out Abide With Me for its Trinity connection.
If you travel to Ireland, you must tour Trinity Library. Do you have a favorite library and why? I would love to hear about it in the comments section!
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