"While longer than all the other entries in this category, this story was a quick read. Children would enjoy reading it and having discussions about solving the mystery. This could lead to conversations about giving forgiveness when it's difficult, something very relevant in today's world."
Someone keeps BREAKING INTO the Sisters' convent!
Who can possibly catch this SNEAKY THIEF?
The Case of the Stolen Rosaries
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. First a nasty rooster and then a rosary robber! New problems for the Sisters of the Last Straw require courage and cunning!
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"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
Posted by John E. Roper: U.S. Reviews of Books 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.
RECOMMENDED by the US Review
Posted by Kathy on 10th Dec 2015
This is my third Karen Kelly Boyce book. They are wonderful!