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The Sisterhood Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B009W3OFDE
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (30 April 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2513 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 420 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1611099285
- Best Sellers Rank: 52,820 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I picked up this book as a result of Amazon's recommendation and the fact that the premise intrigued me. As a Catholic, church history fascinates me - I was hooked from the very beginning.
Author Helen Bryan weaves a beautiful and soulful story of strong women among the corruption of the Inquisition, the Spanish taking back the Spain, the Conquistador in South America and the treatment of women from the Catholic fathers. This story brings in so many different aspects. The author intertwined the historical period with a modern story of a young woman struggling to reconcile her adopted life with her true roots. The mingling of the two stories was done well.
This story starts with Menina Walker, who is rescued and taken to an orphanage run by Catholic nuns and then adopted by a Georgian childless couple. Then, we go to Spain to an old convent, where it all begins...
What if Jesus had a sister? What if that sister founded an order of nuns in Europe to continue Christ's work on the European continent? How would such a sisterhood look? Those are just some of the questions that this book tried to answer...
Helen Bryan has a tremendous imagination to be able to write such a book. There was so much information and characters to keep up with that it is a book that should be read when you can concentrate and read it in one sitting. It is not a book that can be put down half way through and picked up later easily, as there is so much information to be remembered. At times, it was weighed down by some side stories. But nonetheless it was utterly original and fascinating.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Catholic history or feminism.
If you want a story about strong women conquering and working with each other then this is it. The story encompasses centuries and traditions.
Make sure you've got time to read because nothing will get done once you start until the absolutely perfect ending.
I absolutely loved this book. Congratulations to the author.
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the ending was rushed and it seemed as if the author had got just as fed up with her characters as I had and just wanted to see the back of them!
I'm giving if 2 stars mainly because it highlighted my interest in a period of history I didn't know so much about and will now explore further