Today the Catholic Writers Guild turns the spotlight on a delightful children’s book for middle-grade readers (ages 7 through 10, or thereabouts.) I’m happy to help author (and fellow Jersey girl) Karen Kelly Boyce promote Sisters of the Last Straw: The Case of the Stolen Rosaries; I’ve read it and I thought it was terrific.
This installment of the middle-grade series “Sisters of the Last Straw” features more hilarious mishaps by the flawed-but-trying Sisters who want to pray and do good for others despite their own shortcomings. This mystery involves disappearing rosaries, which the Sisters sell to raise money to buy food for the poor. The book also features chickens, a cranky neighbor, and a very unusual birthday cake. This chapter book would make a great family or classroom read-aloud.
I love that the author shows the human side of the Sisters. Each of them has a flaw or bad habit that she struggles against; they don’t appear perfect all the time, because after all, nobody is! These struggles have some comic results, but the lesson is there that we can and should be patient with each other while we try to grow in virtue.
Read a few preview chapters here (warning: you’ll be hooked!)
This novel received the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval in Fall 2014.
If you purchase this book through any of the Amazon links in this post, it costs YOU nothing extra and gives ME a little extra!