In seventeenth-century France, against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy, Juliette, one-time actress and rope-dancer, seeks refuge with her young daughter in the remote abbey of Saint Marie-de-la-Mer, and reinvents herself as Soeur Auguste.
Until a new Abbess is appointed, bringing with her a ghost from Juliette's past, a man she has every reason to fear.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552770019
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Review by feralchicken
I found it difficult to understand the relationship between Juliette and Guy, and this made the story fairly implausible in places. Harris couldn't seem to decide whether Juliette was the strong woman she set her up to be through her childhood, or someone dependent on a man to take charge.The story kept my interest and I raced through the last third of the book, but the ending felt hurried and cliched.