By Tina Jordan
Updated July 20, 2007 04:00 AM
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WHAT MATTERS MOST Luanne Rice Sister Bernadette Ignatius, cloistered at Star of the Sea Academy, has a complicated history with longtime friend Tom Kelly. When they visit Dublin, seeking the son they put up for adoption many years ago, the past comes roaring back, in Luanne Rice?s What Matters Most.

Dangerous Liaison
Bernie finally confesses her deepest wish — ”Every day I pray to be released from my vows” — and something truly dreadful happens.

Lowdown
The downright unhappy ending casts a chill on an otherwise light read. B-