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Marion DanteMarion Dante always knew she would be a nun. She was born in answer to prayer.  At the age of 14, she left home and started her training to become a Salesian Sister. Fired with the desire to save souls she eventually became a nun and a successful teacher and spent many happy and eventful years in the convent.

Leaving the convent 33 years later, Marion wrote her autobiography, Dropping the Habit, a gripping, honest book in which she opens the door to the convent and bares her soul.

Searching for Love is the first novel in the Frankie Danivet series and tells the story of innocent young postulent Frankie, struggling to decide between love or the church. It’s sequel, A Love as Strong, follows Frankie as she transitions from life at the content to life and love in the outside world.

Books by Marion Dante

Dropping the Habit

Dropping the Habit

Marion Dante always knew she would be a nun. At the age of 14, she left home and started her training to become a Salesian Sister. She spent many happy years in the convent, so why then did she leave 33 years later? In this gripping, honest book, Marion bares her soul. She also opens the door to the convent and invites us in.

Searching for Love

Searching for Love

'Searching for Love' reveals convent life during the 1970s as seen through the eyes of Frankie Danivet, an innocent young postulant. Readers are offered glimpses of harsh practices, contrasted with comic interludes, that trace Frankie's gradual disillusionment as she struggles with her dilemma: love, or the church?

A Love as Strong

A Love as Strong

A tender sequel to 'Searching for Love', discover Frankie Danivet's new life as a teacher after she left the convent. Readers will enjoy her naive encounters as she searches for a loving partner. This exceptional book traces the transition of Frankie as she explores her new life and her encounters with potential suitors.