News for The Pilgrim

A lovely book

‘This prequel doesn’t disappoint. Evocative of the historical period, believable characters, beautifully written. Nice horses! I now want to find out more about the North Wales Pilgrim Way’ Read More »

A beautifully crafted story

‘The characters were real and I felt their pain and shared their joys. At times I laughed, many times I cried. I never wanted to put it down’ Read More »

NEW NOVEL: The Pilgrim

‘A masterpiece of historical fiction.’
Wendy H Jones, author and writing coach

The BBC’s recent series, Forgiveness: Stories from the Front Line, thoughtfully explores the power of forgiving. Perhaps surprisingly, the presenter concludes that self-forgiveness is the hardest kind, being so bound up with regret and shame, yet it has the power to transform our lives.

In her new historical novel, The Pilgrim, Joy Margetts sensitively tackles the subject of forgiveness, in particular self-forgiveness… Read More »


‘An engaging story, beautifully written. A man finding the deep forgiveness that Jesus bought for him, bathed in scriptural truths, as he builds a personal relationship with his loving Father’ Read More »


‘I think we sometimes feel we have to continue to carry the guilt for the things we are ashamed of, long after God has forgiven us … But that is not living in the grace of God. If He has forgiven us then there is no more to pay’ Read More »


‘we too must make this inner pilgrimage if we are to find true forgiveness and peace’ Read More »

Sample Chapters: The Pilgrim

Brampton Barre, Late summer 1202, England 

The sound of clanging swords echoed around the stone walls of the castle, punctuated by grunts and yells and, incongruously, laughter. Hal wandered up the path from the bailey below and paused, leaning on a gatepost, to watch his brother, Robert, and four others taking turns to spar with one another on a small, flat patch of ground at the foot of the motte. He grinned… Read More »