Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at a mental hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life but hides the manuscript.
Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating which patients can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne’s caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne’s life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves.
Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal, and unavoidable tragedy.
Life, Love, Loss, & Lessons
This novel is touched the most tender aspect of my being; my hope of being remembered.
The characters in this novel spring to life as we are allowed to witness their testimony of themselves. It is easy to judge books and people by their covers, however, in this case, we are invited to open the book, peel back the pages and discover more than the characters knew about themselves.
I'm pretty sure that there is a glitch at about 46:20 in the audiobook. On page 25 (in most books), a couple pages before chapter 4, where it says "...like Jesse James and his brother Frank." the audiobook picks up at a completely different point in the book. I cannot find my place until I hear another chapter in the audio. This has made it pretty inconvenient for me, please fix.