It’s Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy by Rumer Godden! (Check your library for availability. Amazon has it too, and if you click that link up there ^, I get a couple pennies out of your purchase.)
From the Amazon description:
This haunting tale of disgrace and redemption centers on Lise Fanshawe, a prostitute and brothel manager in postwar Paris who, while serving time in prison for killing a man, finds God. Lise is helped by an order of Catholic nuns that includes former prostitutes and prisoners like her. She joins the order and is swept up in an unexpected and fateful encounter with people from her past life. Rumer Godden, author of the masterwork In This House of Brede, tells an inspiring and entirely convincing conversion story that shows how the mercy of God extends to the darkest human places.
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