The Rose of the World (Hardcover)

By Alys Clare

Severn House Publishers, 9780727880239, 230pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2011



The new novel in the ever-popular Hawkenlye series - Autumn, 1210. A year ago, King John was excommunicated and now his men have come to Hawkenlye Abbey to take it over. Abbess Caliste, Helewise's successor, worries how she is to feed the nuns under her care, let alone conduct her usual good works. Meanwhile, Helewise has moved into Hawkenlye Manor with Josse, and their lives are full of family and warmth. But after a visit to St Edmund's Chapel, Helewise's eleven-year-old granddaughter, Rosamund, goes missing and soon all that they hold dear is threatened . . .