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“My mother said she was a nun. That may have been a lie.”

So begins the eye-opening and entertaining tale of Vera St. John’s chaotic upbringing amid the turbulence of nineteenth-century urban America. Sometimes rollicking and sometimes terrifying, Vera’s story features a fascinating array of characters—from the troubled woman who bore her, to the charming Irishman she marri
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 14th 2017 by Inkwater Press
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Danielle Urban
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Monk Woman's Daughter by Susan Storer Clark is a historical mystery with a lot of suspense. Keeps readers like myself entertained. The historical parts to this fictional tale was well-researched. I felt like I stepped back to that particular time period. Susan Storer Clark brought up a lot of strong issues that were faced back then into her novel. That was interesting...it felt a little bit like an educational journey but in the most exciting way. One theme was centered around women. How the ...more
Diane
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Won this book from Goodreads give away.

This is a historical/mystery. Well written and researched by the author. Thought it
was good for a first book by this author.

The story kept you interested and wanting to learn more about Vera StJohn. Vera 
and her sister are known as the Maria Monk's daughters. Maria claims to have been
a nun and had a daughter by one of the priests. Vera wanted to learn more of her mother
and was she lying or telling the truth of what happened. Was her mother really as bad as
p
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Brenda Schneider
A great read. Thoroughly entertaining. Great Characters. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I won this book through Goodreads.
Belle
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book directly from the author, with whom I share a spiritual community. I began reading that same day, was immediately enthralled, and finished it in roughly a week. Ms Clark's writing is clear, beautiful and captivating, and the story is engaging and accessible. When I finished it, my first thought was "I want another one!"

What a creative premise for a story!
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Interesting story but the ending fell a little flat, I thought.
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