The Sisterhood - Section 9: Chapters 17-19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17

In Chapter 17, the next summer, the Abbess receives a curious message for the urgent removal of a hidden girl, so Marisol is retrieved, but she is defiant and does not want to become a nun. Marisol is in danger because of the rumor that she is connected to Tristan Mendoza. Marisol's mother was orphaned young and raised in a convent, but when she came of age, she went to court and caught the attention of Don Diego who married her and commissioned a painting by Mendoza. Don Balthazar, the crown prince, was also intrigued and raped her while her husband was away at sea. She was called to court for her lying in since her husband vanished, and as she lay dying, her cousin who raised her, Josefa, sends Marisol to the nuns. Marisol insists she will never forgive her mother...

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