What is the name of a novel where the main character is a nun that runs away from a convent to find true love.?

More Romance Novel Review Articles
Question by Philip: What is the name of a novel where the main character is a nun that runs away from a convent to find true love.?
All I know is that it’s a romance novel, the main Character’s name is Germaine, and it was printed before 1984… This is a present for a friend of mine, as this is how she got her name but couldn’t remember the title or the name of the book. Any help would be appreciated!

Best answer:

Answer by Sean J
The Nun’s Story maybe.
See this website:

What do you think? Answer below!

Part III Under His Spell (Siren Publishing Classic)- Davis, Liz Nights of Desire (Long Line of Love, Book One)- Lee, Marilyn Love Out Loud (Long Line of Love…
Video Rating: 5 / 5


  1. The Nun’s Story by Kathryn Hulme

    “Kirkus Reviews
    /* Starred Review */ Report repeated from page 203 of the March 1st bulletin. By now this book has acquired a real halo: it is the Book of the Month Club selection for September; it is also the Catholic Book Club selection and the Readers Digest Condensed Book Club selection…. “The nun’s story that of Belgian Gebrielle Van der Mal, and her conflict between the dogma of that ‘life against nature’ and her own independent spirit of service is an unusual story, retold here with warmth and reverence. For Gabrielle, as she became a postulant and then took her vows, was to find the discipline difficult and demanding; she could not easily exercise pride, worldliness, impulsive judgment- which were a constant source of humiliation-and penance. Nor could she accept the Mother Superior’s recommendation that she avoid the act of singularization of excelling and fail in her examinations- to humble herself before an envious Sister. She finally achieved her one desire- and was sent to the Congo where in the surgery of agnostic Dr. Fortunati she was to prove a better nurse than nun, saving lifes almost at the expense of her own. It was Fortunati recognizing that she would always be a ‘worldly nun’, who finally sent her back to Belgium to test her strength- and she was trapped there by the war. With the invasion, her patriotism flared as did her hatred of the Germans; she sinned further in collaborating with the underground and hiding an escapee; and having broken every spiritual covenant, she recognized her failure- as a nun- and went back to the world after the painful last act of secularization… It is, all in all, a quite fascinating story of dedication and self-denial, of the life within walls and its self-effacing strictures, of the inspirational ideal here tempered by an understanding of personal fallibility. (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 1956)”

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge