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The Shadow of Your Wings
by Tim Bairstow (Goodreads Author)
Dispatched to a monastery in the North of England to prepare for the priesthood, the handsome young Felix finds more than he bargained for as he struggles to reconcile his growing love for the devastatingly attractive Jonas with his beliefs. As Felix gradually opens himself up to the possibility of love in his life and the two begin a passionate affair, Felix's mentor ...more
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
(first published April 10th 2013)
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I took me a little while to get into the book mainly because of the amount of reference to religious terminology (which as a Catholic were familiar to me) and because I found myself being judgmental about the priests as they were coming across as a little perverted. However, overall I really enjoyed the story. I grew to love the characters and became more sympathetic to the struggles many of them faced. Although I was never a priest I guess the denial and deceit elements were familiar. Part of ...more
Born and bred in the wilds of West Yorkshire, England; I studied History at Oxford University and Theology at the University of Leeds in the late eighties and early nineties. I've been writing stories ever since I could pick up a pen and am passionately interested in documenting the experience of gay people in a manner that goes beyond the all too often very metropolitan, youth based, niche ...moreMore about Tim Bairstow...