Occasions of Sin

by Elena Graf

For seven centuries, the convent of Obberoth has been hiding the nuns’ secrets—scandalous manuscripts locked in a vault, a ruined medical career, forbidden passions, perhaps even a murder.

In the spring of 1931, Margarethe von Stahle, an aristocratic physician, arrives at the convent to interview a candidate for head nurse. Dr. von Stahle has a reputation for perfectionism and a quick temper. None of the sisters want to work with her except Sister Augustine, who seems exceptionally well qualified, but her past is shrouded in mystery. She holds a medical degree but abruptly quit medicine. Her final vows were delayed for an unspeakable reason no one will discuss, not even Margarethe’s aunt, the head of the order. A champion of women in medicine, Margarethe is determined to win Sister Augustine back for the profession and to discover what lies hidden under the veil of secrecy.



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Genre Historical Fiction
Length 332 pages
Publication Date October 8, 2012
Publisher Purple Hand Press
ISBN 9780983696001

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