She was the carefree eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish family, spoiled by her parents and Johanna, her Polish maid. But no one could have dreamed that one fateful Friday night, Johanna would force Serina into the hands of Felician nuns, bent on destroying her past and recreating her as a devout Catholic.
This horrific, yet spell-binding story brims with raw emotion and real tragedy. Serina's plight was, indeed, the plight of many Jewish girls at the turn of the 20th century. The brutality of the nuns, the helplessness of Serina's parents, and the Divine Providence that guided her life through every page of this chilling novel make this an important, gripping, and shocking read.