By Margaret Frazer
AN APOSTATE'S SINS...
because the nuns of St. Frideswide's priory arrange for the welcome finish of Lent, their peaceable expectancies are overset by means of the unexpected go back of long-vanished Sister Cecely. 9 years in the past she fled from the nunnery with a guy. Now her lover is lifeless and he or she has come again, bringing her illegitimate son with her.
She claims she is penitent, that she wishes basically to redeem her sin and discover a shelter for her baby. by means of the legislation of the Church, neither she nor the kid might be became away, yet their presence starts to stir doubts and questions within the hearts of a few of the nuns approximately their very own faithfulness to the enclosed existence they stay. notwithstanding, those doubts develop into the hire of the issues Dame Frevisse needs to confront while her worldly problems keep on with Sister Cecely and her son into the nunnery, pursuing her out of the existence she claims to have left behind.
Contrite Sister Cecely can be -- even though a lot Frevisse could doubt it -- yet fair she isn't really, and because the apostate nun's lies start to overtake her, risks of multiple style turn into an undesirable a part of lifestyles within the priory.
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