The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan

The Sisterhood

I didn’t know what to expect when I started to read this novel.  The story seemed to center around 15th century nuns in a remote mountain convent in Spain.  Before long, the sisters turned out of be heretic feminists, which really made me cringe, but since this was a book club book, I kept going.

That’s when things started getting really interesting.  Flash forward to the 20th century.  A young girl washes up on a beach following an earthquake in Latin America, naked, wearing only an ancient medal on a chain, wrapped around her neck.  She is brought to a nearby convent, where the nuns care for her until she is adopted by an American couple.

Amazingly, the story brings the girl and the history of those nuns together, in a compelling narrative that reminded me of The DaVinci Code.

It was great fun, and although predictable at times, I enjoyed it very much.

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2013
402 pages

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About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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