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Unfortunately, the book started to lag and I found myself moving through the novel at a painfully slow pace.
At the same time the abbess seeks desperately to remain a convent apart while the greater church invokes new restrictions on the tiny luxuries the nuns still enjoy.
I greatly enjoyed reading this book - I felt like I was there, in the convent with those women, and that I could see everything happening.
This book kept me interested from the first to the last page. First, there is a great deal of beautiful historical context, humanized by the characters that come alive because of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Infomapper
i enjoyed reading Sacred Heart, having a convent school education, it brought back some memories and it was quick reading.Published 4 months ago by Doris Tarbell
I am a great lover of historical fiction and I had heard about this book for several years before I finally got around to reading it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by NDP_NYC
Sarah Dunant is such a beautiful writer. Great prose. Interesting story line. Excellent character development.
Have you also read "in the company of a courtesan? Read more
Loved the history and was enlightened about this period in the history of the Catholic Church. I found the characters to be believable and felt that the author had a wonderful... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Winifred Turer
Historical fiction with refreshing twists. I read everything I can get my hands on by this author. Readers will not be disappointed.Published 6 months ago by Rosanna Pirri
This book is a rare historical novel, a page turning drama about life in an Italian convent, compelling and exciting despite the near total absence of men–aside from a Father... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nathan Albright