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The Sisterhood
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The Sisterhood


Menina Walker was a child of fortune. Rescued after a hurricane in South America, doomed to a life of poverty with a swallow medal as her only legacy, the orphaned toddler was adopted by an American family and taken to a new life. As a beautiful, intelligent woman of nineteen, she is in love, engaged, and excited about the future — until another traumatic event shatters her dreams. Menina flees to Spain to bury her misery in research for her college thesis about a sixteenth-century artist who signed his works with the image of a swallow — the same image as the one on Menina’s medal. But a mugging strands Menina in a musty, isolated Spanish convent. Exploring her surroundings, she discovers the epic sagas of five orphan girls who were hidden from the Spanish Inquisition and received help escaping to the New World. Is Menina’s medal a link to them, or to her own past? Did coincidence lead her to the convent, or fate? Both love story and historical thriller, The Sisterhood is an emotionally charged ride across continents and centuries.

Title:The Sisterhood
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:402 pages
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    The Sisterhood Reviews

  • Pouting Always
    Feb 05, 2017

    Honestly I wish this book had only been about the people who's backstories we hear and not Menina because she was such a bore, all her parts made me want to skip ahead. The only parts with her that we...

  • Margitte
    Nov 17, 2013

    Since the publication of The Da Vinvi Code it could have been expected that similar 'what if'- questions would pull a few new surprises out of the hats of history, and this book is no exception. In th...

  • Kay
    Apr 24, 2013

    I’m giving The Sisterhood three stars. I would give Menina’s story, the one that takes place in the 21st century two stars, but I would give the story of the different ladies from the Spanish conv...

  • Tamara
    Jul 18, 2013

    As a feminist and a Spanish teacher, I was intrigued by the description of the book. However, I was disappointed. I felt the novel was too ambitious for me to have a lasting interest in the characters...

  • Victoria
    Jun 19, 2013

    This eye-catching novel with its fascinating premise unfortunately fails to deliver on its promise. When a young South American girl is adopted by a genteel, Southern family, she has only a few clues ...

  • Fabiana
    May 31, 2013

    I read this quickly and enjoyed it, but... I have some complaints. I liked: - Sor Beatriz with Salome, and Sor Esperanza- How the convent was about protecting women- Menina finding the paintings.(view...

  • Donna
    May 08, 2013

    This book is one of the best I've read this year.It starts with a couple's trip to pick up their adopted child. Fromthere, this child grows into a beautiful Spanish young lady. She isengaged to a man...

  • Sally
    Jul 02, 2013

    There were moments when I enjoyed this book. A few. For the most part I found it a junior high summer read that just didn't come together. Bryan seems to have a problem with endings and this was a per...

  • Patrice Hoffman
    Mar 13, 2013

    The Sisterhood is an enjoyable historical fiction contemporary mix, with a little bit of romance written by author Helen Bryan. The story follows the life of a woman named Menina Walker who was adopte...

  • Jim
    Apr 30, 2013

    Author Helen Bryan has hit a home run with her sprawling saga, The Sisterhood. The novel is composed of two intertwined stories, with one story played out against the horrors of the Spanish Inquisitio...