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The Scent of God

A Memoir

by Beryl Singleton Bissell

Hardcover, 294 pages, Pgw, List Price: $24 |


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A Memoir
Beryl Singleton Bissell

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A true story of spiritual and human desire is revealed through the forbidden love between Beryl Bissell, a New Jersey nun who entered the convent at age eighteen with the belief that God had called her to his way of life, and a handsome Italian priest, Padre Vittorio, who would become her secret love.