A Nun to the rescue? You betcha! "Sister Eve, Private Eye" by Lynne Hinton

Evangeline Divine isn't your ordinary nun. For one, she would rather connect with God while riding her motorcycle than while praying in a pew. And for two, there's her crime-solving instincts that she just can't seem to ignore! After two decades of serving in a New Mexico monastery, Eve is summoned home where her father has a life-changing surgery. While trying to sort out her future and repair her relationship with her father, Eve is drawn into a murder case, one that will put her instincts to the test!

There is nothing I love more than a good mystery, with unique characters, a plot that holds my attention, and a "who-done-it" that I can't quite figure out, and "Sister Eve, Private Eye" provides just that! Evangeline is a wonderfully unique character, a Nun who many readers will be surprised to identify with, because she just isn't sure exactly what God's calling is on her life. Who hasn't been there? And how many of us have struggled to connect with God in the walls of a church rather than communing with God out in nature or in some other environment? And then there's the matter of Eve's insatiable curiosity that seems to get her into sticky situations - I think we've all had those moments! The story moves along well, and kept me hooked until the end. Some readers might feel a bit cheated that it would be pretty much impossible to solve the mystery early on in the book because some of the clues aren't revealed until later on. And there aren't any real moments of Eve's life being in peril. But for me, I just enjoyed watching the pieces of the case come together, and I was most intrigued by Eve's story, the inner discoveries that she makes, all with a fascinating murder mystery for a backdrop!

Those readers who enjoy a good mystery that will warm their heart at the same time should grab a copy of "Sister Eve, Private Eye". I award it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and the Booklook program, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

about the author...

Lynne HintonLynne Hinton is the New York Times best-selling author of Friendship Cake and Pie Town. She received an undergraduate degree from UNC Greensboro and a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She has served as a hospice chaplain and church pastor. Lynne is a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer. She lives with her husband in Albuquerque, NM.

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