October book has been chosen!

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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  1. Well, since you picked one of my favorite books of all time, I think I’ probably going to have join in for this!! I was just wondering though, if it’s ok to only participate for certain books, of if you’d prefer a full commitment? I understand if you do, just let me know!
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  2. Thanks for doing this, Micaela. Though I might not have loved My Sisters the Saints, I learned all about spiritual motherhood via Edith Stein. Now, I want to read everything St. Teresa Benedicta wrote!

    • I agree. Edith Stein’s the one I knew the least about and now I’m fascinated by her! (Big surprise, what with my obsession with conversion stories and all.)