Kate Reynolds

Spain. Love, Honor, and Intrigue in the 16th Century.

This convent of nuns could sure use a miracle.

Spain, 1526. Enter Sister Ernestine, on the run from her past and hiding a secret that could change history. She thinks she can leave all that behind when she joins a quiet little convent, but her skills with numbers and accounting are desperately needed after the reverend mother makes a decision that threatens the future of the abbey. But with a dangerous enemy on her trail and a crooked priest seeking the convent’s downfall, her task seems impossible.

With the clock ticking, can Sister Ernestine protect her past and survive the rising threat within the abbey’s walls?


Perfect for fans of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind, Ernestine is a must-read for anyone who loves a richly-drawn historical setting, a strong female protagonist, and a story that will stay with them long after the final page.

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Released on December 15, 2020
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What Reviewers Say

"Brava Ernestine! Never have I been so excited yet so sorry to reach the end of a book. It is a page-turner and leaves the reader wanting more. Kate Reynolds has crafted a deftly written story full of intrigue, impossible situations, and heart-pounding love in this stand-alone book, yet I fervently hope I haven’t read the last of Ernestine. Ms. Reynolds prowess in crafting this tale makes one wonder if she actually lived in the 16th century. It would be easy to believe! Ms. Dockery’s reading in the audio version is superior. She exhibits a command of speech and language that authentically presents the characters who live in this story. The tale seems to be woven out of pure magic, as it is so elegantly written and read. Don’t pass on this one."

Audible Reviewer

"This work of historical fiction brims with life and heart."


"But all in all, this was Ernestine’s story, and the satisfaction resting in my heart after turning the last page, after reading the last line, was breathtaking. Kate Reynolds is an exceptional storyteller and Ernestine is a brilliant book of Spanish history."

Historical Fiction Company

"One thing I loved about this book was the richness of the characterization and dialogue. The characters really leap off the page, especially as I was swept into the struggle and intrigue of Ernestine’s world. The elements of mystery and secrecy kept me hooked. This is such a fun, fast-paced novel."

Historical Novel Society
Ernestine audiobook
Narrated by Meliora Dockery
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