Nuns on the Loose

by Charlotte Reads Classics

Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant

My summer reading tastes have taken a beating! Do you like historical chick lit? Because apparently I do. Sigh. This books makes nuns (yes, nuns) appear incredibly interesting. It is set in an italian nunnery in the 1500s.

My favourite parts:

  • The old school medicine practice – lots of herbs and folklore
  •  Finding out apparently lots of women were sent to join nunneries because families couldn’t afford dowries for marriage
  • The psychology behind religious rapture and hysteria