Monday, May 23, 2016

Spring Reads: Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Thomas Nelson; 326 pages; $15.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available to purchase in bookstores is the third installment in the "A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery" series, titled "Sister Eve and the Blue Nun" by New York Times Best-Selling author Lynne Hinton.

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun centers on Sister Evangeline, a motorcycling-riding nun who has a habit of solving mysteries. As of lately, she has been questioning her faith after learning the archbishop made the decision that priests and nuns cannot live in the same building; leading her to consider leaving what she has called home and joining her family's detective agency.

Of course it seems some of sort of supernatural force is always throwing a mystery her way and that is exactly what happens when Brother Anthony suddenly vanishes during the night; his disappearance may or may not have something to do with Dr. Kelly Middlesworth, a professor who arrived at Sister Maria de Jesus de Agreda to give a presentation.


Sister Eve doesn't believe so and she is determined to find out the truth.

Final Thoughts: Honestly, I had never heard of the series until I had received Sister Eve and the Blue Nun to review a few weeks back. I'm always in the mood for a good mystery, so I thought I would give the title a shot. The premise of a nun solving mysteries reminds me of the old Father Dowling Mysteries television series.

It took me a few chapters to get acquainted with the Sister Eve character, and it took me a bit longer to get interested in the story. For me, the actual mystery was slow-paced until almost the halfway midpoint, then the pages flew by a lot quicker.

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun turned out to be a decent mystery; yes, there were some pacing issues, but overall it was decent read.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author: Lynne Hinton is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake and Pie Town. A native of North Carolina, she received her undergraduate degree from the U.N.C. at Greensboro and her Masters of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She also studied at Wake Forest University and the NC School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. She has served as a chaplain with hospice and as the pastor of Mount Hope United Church of Christ and First Congregational United Church of Christ, both in North Carolina. Lynne is a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer. She lives with her husband, Bob Branard, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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