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Sisters of the Last Straw 2: The Case of the Vanishing Novice

  • Sisters of the Last Straw - The Case of the Vanishing Novice
  • Sister Shiny spends too much time cleaning -- and trouble follows!
  • On a mission to help the poor, the Sisters lose their new sister-in-training. Where could she have gone?
  • Oh no! Are the Sisters in trouble with the law? Or is it their postulant Kathy's puppy?
  • Dogs to the rescue!  A puppy's nose helps the Sisters solve Kathy's puzzling disappearance.
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What can the Sisters do with their MESSY PUPPY?


Oh no! Now their sister-in-training, Kathy, is MISSING!


The Case of the Vanishing Novice

New edition by Chesterton Press! Our first series for younger readers.

Meet the Sisters of the Last Straw, a group of sisters struggling hard to overcome their bad habits. Sister Krumbles forgets everything. Sister Shiny can't stop polishing and cleaning everything. Mother Mercy has a terrible temper. Yet when the misfit nuns band together to form a new order, lessons on tolerance and forgiveness (as well as much hilarity!) ensue. Wonderfully illustrated by Sue Gioulis, this series by veteran Catholic novelist Karen Kelly Boyce is sure to please readers of all ages. A new puppy and a nasty neighbor make trouble for the Sisters...and then their new sister-in-training, Kathy, vanishes!

READ THE FIRST 4 CHAPTERS FREE of The Case of the Vanishing Novice- Sisters of the Last Straw Book 2.



Ages 6-12

5" x 7"
82 pages

"The rollicking and winsome tales of the hijinks of a ficticious order of nuns which embodies our best experiences of the sisters we have known."  

Fr. Giles Dimock, OP, STD 

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  1. A Charming & Enjoyable Series 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jul 2016

    In her quirky, frequently slapstick, and fast-paced books for young readers, the author has crafted a charming story of a group of challenged but sincere nuns who band together out of their love for God, the poor, and each other. Boyce adds some religious and moral teaching into the mix, as well, but never in a heavy-handed way. The result is an enjoyable and entertaining series of adventures with an offbeat but lovable religious community.

  2. Another Fun Moral Mystery 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jun 2016

    I really enjoyed book 2 in the Sisters of the Last Straw series. Sister-in-training Kathy goes missing and it is an all out hunt to find her. Again what I really like it how the Sisters are all very human and have their faults, but choose to recognize them and pray for help with these faults.
    These Sisters are worth getting to know as they represent all of us.