And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life

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At an age when most women are adjusting to empty nests, Jane Christmas, armed with only her humor - and many, many opinions -goes on a quest to test if she is truly nun material. And of course, timing is everything.

Just when Jane determines to enter a convent, her long-term partner Colin suddenly springs a marriage proposal on her. As much as she wants to marry Colin, she can't without first knowning the answer to her nun question.

And so, Christmas puts her engagement on hold, perhaps indefinitely, and embarks on an extraordinary year-plus journey which takes her to four convents-one in Canada and three in the UK.

Writing with insight and humor, Christmas takes her spiritual quest seriously. As she chronicles her stays in these Christian communities, she offers fascinating glimpses of monastic life, and she also finds that this contemplative atmosphere allows her to face a personal trauma.

Narrator Elizabeth Wiley delivery moves smoothly between wry humor and serious musings, and the author provides plenty of both. AudioFile Magazine wrote: "Wiley's conversational tone allows light moments to shine while providing gravity for darker memories. Her convincing British and Canadian accents add authenticity to this intriguing listening experience." M.O.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2014]

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