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The Saint and the Fasting Girl

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Sister Georgia lives at the center of a bustling Yorkshire nunnery at the eve of the English Reformation. Yet she is no ordinary nun. Georgia and her sisters follow the ways of the legendary Saint Isela, recording her signs and miracles and preparing for her return. But the archbishop of London, Philip SeVerde, a man rising in Henry VIII's royal court, cannot bear this 'wi ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published June 8th 2009 by
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Ana T.
Sep 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Saint and the Fasting Girl is a story divided in two parts. In the first Georgia is the Abbess in a Yorkshire Abbey that follows the ways of St Isela. The Saint has died and promised to return so Georgia lives to see that moment. When the story opens, the abbey and the nearest village are under attack; Georgia has a vision and knows she must save the baby girl whose birth is eminent as she will be an important part of St Isela's return.

Georgia manages to keep the Abbey safe but Phillip SeVe
Blodeuedd Finland
Jul 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
I do like to read different sorts of books, and therefore this one looked interesting. But when I got it I got scared for a moment that it would be overly religious, but luckily for me it wasn't. This was about the saints, religious intolerance and things connecting to that.

First thing I did, well to see if there was any truth to the story since I am very curious. No saint Isela thought, but the funny thing was that I stumbled upon one saint that I had come across in another book some days earli
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, historical
Hmm, it’s a fine book, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I’d hoped.
The atmosphere and rich historical detail mixed with a somewhat supernatural story should have made for a great escapist read. But unfortunately the characters killed it for me, especially the heavy-handed stock villains; the oafish ogre Romsfeld and his arrogant, ambitious boss, the Archbishop Philip Si Verde. The Nuns, with their earthy, mystical faith versus the patriarchal establishment represented by these two male characte
Anna Richenda
Jul 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi! I'm the author of this book. I've been working on this book and researching since 2003--with gaps and learning along the way. I worked hard to make this a story that moves across the page, full of hope and conflict and trial. I hope my hard work paid off! I'd love to hear how you think it turned out.
Wisteria Leigh
Jul 19, 2010 rated it liked it
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