Five for sorrow, ten for joy: a novel

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The Sisters of Béthanie, a French order of Dominican nuns, dedicate themselves to caring for the outcasts of society - criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts. Lise, an English girl who after the liberation of Paris was employed in one of the city's smartest brothels and rose to become a successful madame, finds herself joining the Sisters. Master storyteller Rumer Godden weaves a deeply moving tale of Lise's prison sentence, her conversion and the agonising work among women whose traumatic experiences often outstrip even her own.
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Grouping Title five for sorrow ten for joy
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display_description From a New York Times-bestselling author: A novel of a woman's journey from prostitute to brothel madam to murderess to nun in post-World War II France. A sense of adventure and an eagerness to savor life to the fullest impel young, orphaned Elizabeth Fanshawe to escape her cold, unloving home and enlist in the British Army as a driver in 1944. Dispatched to Paris at the close of the Allies' war against the hated Nazis, she soon finds herself swept up in the intoxicating celebratory glee of the newly liberated French. But after she meets the charming, seductive Patrice Ambard, Elizabeth's life takes a sharp turn down a very dark road. Her love for the dashing, hypnotic Frenchman draws Elizabeth, now called Lise, into Patrice's world of crime and high-class prostitution, where she is broken, hardened, and then transformed into the whore-turned-notorious-madam known as La Balafrě, or the Scarred One. Still, her great fall will not be complete until circumstances drive her to commit a shocking murder-and imprisonment ultimately sets her free. A haunting tale of disgrace, degradation, and glorious redemption told in flashbacks from the convent of Belle Source, where Soeur Marie Lise of the Sisters of Bethany remembers her years of sin and her eventual salvation, Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy is moving and powerful fiction from one of the most admired British novelists of the twentieth century. Rumer Godden, author of Black Narcissus and In This House of Brede, has crafted a truly transformative tale about faith, forgiveness, and the mercy of a loving God.
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subject_facet Catholic Church -- Fiction, Catholics -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Electronic books, France -- Fiction, Monastic and religious life of women -- Fiction, Nuns -- Fiction, Religious fiction
title_display Five for sorrow, ten for joy
title_full Five for sorrow, ten for joy / Rumer Godden, Five for sorrow, ten for joy : a novel [electronic resource] / Rumer Godden
title_short Five for sorrow, ten for joy
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topic_facet Catholics, Electronic books, Monastic and religious life of women, Nuns