It’s ‘impossible to read without encountering hope’.
I was so thrilled by these words! They were written by one of the very first people to read my novel – a dear, retired pastor friend who I had nervously approached to endorse the book. His words now appear inside The Healing, and on its back cover, and I was thrilled because they highlighted the message I wanted the book to convey… Read More »
‘Beautifully written with valuable nuggets of learning throughout the book .. A real page turner’ Read More »
‘The book has the feel of a spiritual classic … and rises to a very moving outcome’ Read More »
‘written so well you can almost hear the people talking. It is a very honest and gives real insight into the human heart , forgiveness and unconditional love’ Read More »
‘a gently compelling, absorbing tale, effortlessly immersing the reader in the 13th century and in Philip’s emotional and spiritual journey’ Read More »
‘A book to savour and let its story go deep to do its own healing… I found the story enthralling and delightful’ Read More »
‘I’m not interested in monks, but I loved this story, and I’m so glad I read it’ Read More »
‘Through the story the author weaves a beautiful Scriptural lesson that can apply to each one of us – God is able to take our brokenness and bring healing, with promise and hope for the future’ Read More »
‘I consider it to be one of the greats.’ (Wendy H Jones, Author and International Public Speaker)
There is a famous quote from Dostoevsky, that ‘to live without hope is to cease to live’. Many of us can relate to this after the winter lockdown, and it is something the protagonist in Joy Margetts’ tender historical novel has to confront and overcome.
Driven to despair by heart-breaking betrayal, thirteenth-century nobleman Philip de Braose has lost faith in God and humanity… Read More »
Winter, early 1231
Philip became aware of a shuffling sound. It was pitch dark, and eerily quiet. Except for the shuffling. A mouse, or a rat maybe? He strained his ears, trying to hear the tell-tale sounds of claws scratching… Read More »