Monday, March 14, 2016

And Then There Were Nuns

It is National Potato Chip Day!  This is my kind of day.  I am currently having a Ruffles addiction (Doozy is as well).  On March 14 in history (say this is a loud voice and stretch it out) Eli Whitney received the U.S. Patent for the cotton gin in 1794, the FBI debuts its Ten Most Wanted List in 1950, the Mikado (an opera by Gilbert and Sullivan) has its first public performance in London in 1885, the first all-sound version of Showboat opens at Radio City Music Hall in 1936, and in 1995 Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride into space upon a Russian launch vehicle. 

And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan is the fourth book in the League of Literary Ladies series.  Bea Cartwright owns Bea and Bees on South Bass Island, Ohio on Lake Erie.  After having a wonderful night with Levi Kozlov, Bea is confronted by nuns on her front porch (a little upsetting to find a nun on your porch after a night of bliss). Ten nuns have arrived for a retreat.   Bea has agreed to help out Elias Weatherly at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal (retreat center).  Elias had to go to the mainland because his mother-in-law is ill.  Bea agreed to help the nuns (with anything they would need while staying on the island) as well as supply the meals for the retreat.  The nuns need a lift to the retreat center (one of the is elderly).  Upon arrival Sister Sheila has an unusual reaction to her assigned room, but she will not explain (room had view of water).  Then Sister Sheila turns up missing and is later found floating in the ocean (but she was terrified of water).  Then Sister Helene goes missing.  What is happening with the nuns and who would want to harm them?  Bea and the League of Literary Ladies set out to solve the case.  Will they be able to find the culprit?   Things are not helped by Chandra acting a little oddly (well, odder than normal).  What is going on with her?  She seems to be deliberately trying to antagonize Kate and Luella.   Join the ladies (Kate, Chandra, and Luella) on South Bass Island, Ohio for another adventure.

And Then There Were Nuns was a fun cozy mystery to read (title is based on the movie And Then There were None).  I enjoyed the characters and the beautiful setting (of course, I may be a little prejudiced since I come from Ohio).  The mystery was intriguing and complex.  I loved solving it (you just need to follow the clues).  While And Then There Nuns is the fourth book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.  I give And Then There Were Nuns 4 out of 5 stars.  It gave me some good laughs, entertaining characters, and an entangled mystery (what more could I ask for—being stumped)!  I eagerly anticipate the next book in the League of Literary Ladies Mystery series.

The other books in the League of Literary Ladies series are Mayhem at the Orient Express, A Tale of Two Biddies, and The Legend of Sleepy Harlow.  I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review of the novel.

I am currently reading Hold Still by Tim Adler (cliche suspense novel).  My cats of loving their new deluxe kitty city.  I have discovered that it is not big enough for the number of cats I own (I am not telling)!  We have decided to get an addition to add to it (with by eBay bucks certificate next month).  I hope all of you have a delightful evening.  Make sure you make time for yourself (it is important).  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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