Vegetation grows out of the mouths of stone angels, and sheep wander through the chapel. For Iphigenia, Margarita, and Carla the rhythm of nature and the rituals of the Church have joined to make an encompassing whole, a garment as fitting for their lives as their homespun clothes. They pray, they do their daily tasks. Brambles enclose the monastery and the three nuns have forgotten the world outside. Until a worldly young priest forges his way in. Brisk and businesslike, Father Ignatius plans to transform the nuns' very existence. Or is it the man who will be transformed?
©1997 Marele Day (P)1998 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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"In a monastery forgotten by time (and the Church) three nuns live a simple and quiet life, tending their sheep and following the seasons. When the secretary to the bishop arrives with an ambitious plan to turn the property into a spiritual resort for the rich and famous, his life and the lives of the nuns become entwined. Penelope Shelton's deep, expressive voice brings the eccentricities and personalities of the characters vividly to life. She carries the characters smoothly through the flashbacks relating to their earlier lives and the demons they each carry with them. Shelton makes it all sound plausible and real." (AudioFile Magazine)
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