MORNING STAR, BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 – now available in paperback!
A MORNING STAR BOOK OF THE YEAR
Patrick, the first Irish Pope, is sure of many things: his faith, the sanctity of life, that he is a man, that he is celibate. Then all he’s held true is cast into doubt.
How can Patrick act as the moral heart of the church when his convictions falter and his secrets threaten to destroy all he’s achieved? Catholicism and modern morality are held in tension, and Pope Patrick must make once unimaginable choices. When the truth begins to emerge, the Vatican wants him silenced. The Pope’s sheltered existence becomes a race of life and death.
Some Blogger Reaction:
‘Beautifully written, it’s articulate and compassionate… Thought provoking and unputdownable.’ Lesley Budge, The Bookwormery
‘The most conceptually striking novel I’ve read this year… nothing short of genius.’ Julie Ryan, All Things Bookie
‘Strangely moving and intensely thoughtful…’ Joules Barham, Northern Reader
‘Part thriller, part mystery, part who-dun-it… a truly original story’ Angela Crowther, Promoting Crime Fiction
‘Virgin & Child is a fantasy, but meticulous research, liturgical and anatomical, persuades us to accept it is based on facts’ Gwen Moffat, Shots
‘Lyrical and full of philosophical questions’ Madeleine Shakespeare, Ramblingmads