The author spent fifteen years as a nun with the Poor Claires.When she was summoned back to her parents' home in Puerto Rico to help care for her ailing father she met Padre Vittorio.The author eloquently discussed her conflict of leaving her cloistered life and beginning the next chapter of her life at around 30 in the outside world, where she had the freedom to make her own decisions.She carefully took her reader through her long and developing relationship with Vittorio.Through many serendipitous events, good and bad, the two do finally join lives together.This was a beautifully written memoir of love and loss that kept me engaged from beginning to end.