Sister Martha is living in a convent where she is a postulant. Her Mother Superior thinks Sister Martha is one of the hardest working nuns she has ever met but there is a small complication of Sister Martha having no idea of who she is or where she came from. Then one night Sister Martha gets an image of someone planning a murder and this one event seems to set off a series of dominos. Soon after this vision Sister Martha finds out she is not so perfect, shortly after that a patient in the clinic recognizes Sister Martha as Jessica Hayward. Now Jessica is off to learn about her past, but what she learns is a man she used to love may or may not love her, the murder of her father no one wants to unearth and Jessica is not universally loved. In short life is tough for Jessica.
This book was odd. It kind of reminded me of an Alfred Hitchcock story with the suspense and the voices in her head. In this regard I loved the story. It was different than things I had read before and I like how events in the story kept me guessing. The romance however left a lot to be desired I could not quite feel them out. For two people to love each other so much it felt a little forced. For a Regency period book it seemed out of place – they talk about the battle of Waterloo so that is early 1800’s and honestly it had not been for that little tidbit I would have thought the book took place after WWI. Then there were a lot of little things that did not quite make sense. For example the convent was described as one working with children so why is there an adult patient? Then our hero loves this woman but yet he never believes what she says and when he does there is really no reason for the 180.
In the end I liked the book and I thought it was good – sad part is with a few additional details I think this book would have been fantastic.