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The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Sanctuary Sparrow | Ellis Peters
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Brother Cadfael races to save a young man he believes is falsely accused of robberybefore the protection of sanctuary expires In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sounda hunt in full cry. Pursued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life. When the frantic creature bursts into the nave to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a terrified young man. Liliwin, a wandering minstrel who performed at the wedding of a local goldsmiths son, has been accused of robbery and murder. The cold light of morning, however, will show his supposed victim, the miserly craftsman, still lives, although a strongbox lies empty. Brother Cadfael believes Liliwin is innocent, but finding the truth and the treasure before Liliwins respite in sanctuary runs out may uncover a deadlier sin than thieverya desperate love that nothing, not even the threat of hanging, can stop.
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This was my least favorite of the Brother Cadfael books I‘ve read so far. Each book has had some story about star-crossed lovers for whom Cadfael has a soft heart. First, this theme throughout the series is getting tedious. Second, one of the star-crossed lovers in this book is just irritating, making stupid illogical decisions that Cadfael et al ”forgive”. Still, I like the series, the mysteries, & the regular characters. So 3 stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged, plus Crucible, and The Last Conversation
2. Book 8 from Brother Cadfael series
3. I have had only one 5-star read this year (I‘m stingy with them. I have lots of 4-1/2 star reads.) It‘s The Rescue by Steven Konkoly that I read in March! My last 4-1/2 star read was a nonfiction Audible original, The Dead Drink First

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I just finished book 6 in this series and it was the best yet. A terrific book! So on to this one, book 7.