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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Yallop Narrator: Christine Williams Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The thought of him was irresistible, a mystery. It made her feel beautiful. And, while it lasted, it gave her a glimpse of paradise.

A once bustling convent in the south of France is closing, leaving behind three elderly nuns. Forced for the first time to confront the community that she betrayed decades ago, one of those nuns, Sister Bernard, struggles to reconcile her uncertain faith with the passionate, impulsive actions of her youth.

The young Sister Bernard is slow-witted, dreamy, and tormented by the voice of a judgemental God. Only when one of the young Nazi soldiers starts showing her attention is she given a reprieve from God’s voice. Soon she is meeting him in secret and breaking her vow of chastity with disturbing ease. Illicit love leads her into a far worse betrayal, one she fully understands only when it is too late, and a horror that endures in the memories of the villagers in the decades that follow.

With an elegant, devastatingly effective style, this story of one woman’s forbidden love, uncertain faith, and guilt-ridden past is told in alternating vignettes, bridging her imminent, present-day reckoning with the complex emotions behind her misdeeds of the past.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dorothy Hensel | 1/25/2014

    " Hard to put into words how I feel about this book. It wasn't entirely believable to me, and it jumped around a lot. However, I am glad to have read it and actually still thinking about a lot of what I read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynette Massey | 12/4/2013

    " Nice to read something different, good for a change. The last 1/4 was a little fragmented and not as strong as the rest of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Luann | 11/19/2013

    " A book that makes you think. Beautifully written and, yes, sad on many levels. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amy | 11/17/2013

    " I got a third of the way through this book and gave up. I seriously wanted to smack Sister Bernard. Interesting premise, but when you loathe the main character, it's hard to keep going. I didn't have a problem with the morality of it all, but she was such a nimwit. "

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