So Close to Heaven

book cover nun historical novelThe new adventure historical novel during the Napoleon Wars – Based on a true story!

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ISBN: 978-3-948100-38-4
Paperback $13.99 eBook $4.99
Paperback Page Count: 209
Publication Date: January 6, 2023

“…an extraordinary novel which I raced through in one sitting. I simply couldn’t put it down.” Historical Novel Society

A harrowing tale of a single woman’s fight to preserve her beloved abbey, a tale of courage and perserverance – based on a true story.

South Tirol, Sabiona Abbey, 1796: Magdalena, a Benedictine nun, lives with her fellow sisters at Sabiona Abbey, a secluded monastery atop a cliff high above the Eisack valley and only reachable by a strenuous climb. In this simple life of work, prayer and reading, Magdalena feels safe from the world, assured that her secret will remain hidden forever.

Until one-hundred-seventy Tirolian soldiers demand entry, Napoleon’s army is almost upon them. As the world, Magdalena has so carefully built, crumbles, she must make a choice: leave the abbey to join her sisters at the bishop’s summer residence or fight to save it—even if it may cost her everything.