The Case of the Vanishing Novice
Karen Kelly Boyce
St. Benedict Press LLC
OverviewMeet 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!
Karen Kelly Boyce lives on a farm in New Jersey with her husband, Michael. She is a member of the Jackson Writer's Group, The Catholic Writer's Guild, and the Central New Jersey Catholic Writer's Guild. With two grown children, Amanda and Michael, she and her retired husband like to travel and enjoy road trips across the country.
Karen is best known for her adult series of novels which are based on the graces of the Rosary. Her three published novels are According to thy Word, Into the Way of Peace, and Down Right Good. All three have received the Seal of Approval from the Catholic Writer's Guild, and Down Right Good has won the Eric Hoffer Award for commercial fiction.
She has also published one non-fiction work on her experience with cancer. A Bend in the Road teaches cancer patients how to become cancer survivors with humor, understanding, and practical advice. All the proceeds from this book go to the research department of The Cancer Institute of NJ.
With the birth of her two grandchildren, Conner and Kaitlyn, Karen started a series of children's books called the Sisters of the Last Straw. This is the second book of the series.
All of Karen's books can be found online on her website, www.queenofangelsfarm.com.