Father Gabriel has taught the orphaned Justine that it is no sin to praise the Lord with her body. But he has also taught her to obey what he insists are God's laws; so when the handsome wanderer, Armand, offers her everything but the blessing of the church, Justine refuses him.
Justine is banished from the convent which has been her home and sent to the ominous Waldgraf castle where Father Gabriel's brother, the count Waldgraf, expects her to work for him. The countess is jealous of Justine and it isn't long before she is thrown into the hellish coal mines under the castle. Betrayed by Father Gabriel and with only a life of harsh servitude in front of her, Justine must plan her escape, and decide whether to accept Armand's invitation to sin.show more