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The Prodigal Nun

(The fifth book in the Sister Agatha series)
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Our Lady of Hope is an aging monastery run by a cloistered order in rural New Mexico. Perennially cash-strapped for needed repairs and maintenance, when the local diocese offers to pay for a new water well it is, well, a godsend. But there's a catch - in return, they want the monastery to house a novice nun from a different order who needs a place to stay locally while she teaches at the Catholic school and an order to take responsibility for her while she's there. And Sister Josephine - Sister Jo as she likes to be called - is a handful. Loud, boisterous, free with her opinions, inappropriate, impulsive and snores loud enough to wake the dead, the young nun doesn't fit in well with the contemplative order and the older nuns of Our Lady of Hope.

If the teeth-grinding of the older nuns and the repetitive deep sighs of the Reverand Mother weren't enough, there's also the increasingly dangerous sounding threats that arrive at the monestary. Since Sister Agatha has been involved in her fair share of investigations, there's no lack of people who might harbor a grudge against her. But is she really the target? And is Sister Jo - who arrived right before the threats began - somehow entangled in this increasingly dangerous web?

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Praise for this book

"Aimee and David Thurlo's nimble plotting leaves readers turning pages while Our Lady of Hope Monastery's compelling characters draw you into their richly textured world. Sister Agatha is a blessing and you'll believe in Prey for a Miracle!" - Julia Spencer-Fleming

Used availability for Aimee Thurlo's The Prodigal Nun

Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Prodigal Nun (Center Point Premier Mystery (Large Print))
Author(s): Aimee Thurlo, David Thurlo
ISBN: 1-60285-232-4 / 978-1-60285-232-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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July 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: The Prodigal Nun: A Sister Agatha Mystery
Author(s): Aimee Thurlo, David Thurlo
ISBN: 0-312-36731-7 / 978-0-312-36731-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Prodigal Nun: A Sister Agatha Mystery (Sister Agatha Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): David Thurlo, Aimee Thurlo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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