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Absolute Truths Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 1996
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I must not forget to mention that in this novel Starbridge Cathedral itself - in the other books merely a background stat - becomes a major character, and a star player during the Grande Finale The climax of this book is not only deeply moving, it is also absolutely perfect. As is the entire series.
This novel has its share of worldly problems with: gay priests (2), the ghost of Jardine appearing in the cathederal, an exorcism of the cathedral, a possible embezzlement by Dean Aysgarth from cathedral funds, a suicide, death of a spouse and finding another spouse. It also has combined therapeutic-spiritual sessions again with Jon Darrow as spiritual director for both Ashworth and Aysgarth. Once I started any of the 6 books, I couldn't stop reading till the end and this one was no exception.
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Watching this character struggle with bereavement and grief of all varieties, and finally face the long-hidden "demons" which lurked in shadows to affect his relationship with his children and with his old nemesis Aysgarth, is incredibly moving and insightful. Dramatic though the plot becomes, it is a marvellous work wherein a seasoned bishop comes to new self-knowledge, humility, compassion ... and, while I'll not give the ending away, ultimately a specific setting of happiness which some readers will have thought he should have snatched 30 years before.
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Susan Howatch's six book stories of the English clergy are fascinating. This is the last of the six books and deals with Charles Ashworth as he falls into the chasm of destroying... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Martha
Robert Whitfield is the perfect reader for this spiritually insightful novel. I absolutely loved it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Laura s. walker
Why do people do what they do? The series of books of which this is a prime example examine the lives of a group of people all connected to an English cathedral. Read morePublished 7 months ago by penabook
Susan Howatch is one of the best authors I have ever read, and this series of books is most insightful of all of her booksPublished 8 months ago by Church of England novel
I have enjoyed this series. I starts them about 15 years ago, then couldn't fine the rest of them, so gave up. But found them again on Amazon, so read them all. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Turbo111
I have loved the Church of England series . All wonderful reads.Published 10 months ago by Sarah McAfee
Intriguing storiy. part of a series. Reading all the books in the series is very interesting.Published 11 months ago by Elizabeth P. Jameson
After reading my first book by this author, I really thought I would enjoy a second. I really did not. The writing was far too wordy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Barbara Clark