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Vow of Penance (Veronica Black) Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 322 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (30 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XGP6U
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Mar. 2013
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It is Lent in the convent and Sister Joan is trying to keep control of her curiosity and her desire for more interesting food when a new lay sister arrives at the convent. Sister Joan does not take to Sister Jerome but knows she has to get on with her. Father Malone is off on a sabbatical and his place is being taken by the dour Father Timothy who seems of a very similar character to Sister Jerome. But what does Mrs Fairlie - the Presbytery's housekeeper - want to talk to Sister Joan about? Mrs Fairlie is found dead before she can tell Sister Joan what she is worrying about.

Mother Dorothy seems inclined to let Sister Joan investigate and sends her to housekeep for the two priests - Father Timothy and Father Stevens. Soon there are more strange events than anyone might want to experience and Sister Joan finds herself torn between her Lenten observances and her duty to help the police with their enquiries. I enjoyed this interesting story and liked the way Sister Joan's character is developing. I also like Mother Dorothy who definitely has more to her personality than meets the eye.

The plot is likely to keep the reader guessing until all is revealed. It is fairly clear who could be the murderer but the motive is less clear and how everything fits together - past and present - is interesting reading. I like the way Sister Joan's relationship with the DS Mill is progressing and it is a challenge for any author to develop such a relationship convincingly without being able to introduce the conventional love story. Veronica Black succeeds admirably with this and the relationship is subtle and believable.
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Fabulous series. Have now read the lot and enjoyed them all. The last one, though, was a little tired. But I still liked the background and the mystery.
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I love Veronica Black's convent books and have quite a collection for bedtime read.
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Good plot
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HASH(0x9f2b4468) out of 5 stars Suicide or murder? 4 Sept. 2001
By Karen Potts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Two new characters enter the scene of the fifth novel of this series. One is a priest and one is a nun, but they share the trait of being cold and hard to get to know. They also seem to have an unusual propensity to endure more penance than most who have a vocation for the religious life. When the local priests' housekeeper is found dead, the police assume that it is suicide. Sister Joan disagrees and, as usual, conducts her own investigation. She suspects the two newcomers but it could always be a townsperson or someone from the nearby gypsy camp. This is a good addition to the series.
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HASH(0x9ebb5e1c) out of 5 stars A Vow of Penance 4 Jun. 2012
By Shannon - Published on Amazon.com
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A Vow of Penance is another great addition to Veronica Black's "Sister Joan" series of who-dun-its. As usual Sister Joan works hard at striking a balance between her calling to the vowed religious life and her inate ability to figure out mysteries.A Vow of Penance
HASH(0xacfc18d0) out of 5 stars Vow of Penance 16 Mar. 2013
By Damaskcat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
It is Lent in the convent and Sister Joan is trying to keep control of her curiosity and her desire for more interesting food when a new lay sister arrives at the convent. Sister Joan does not take to Sister Jerome but knows she has to get on with her. Father Malone is off on a sabbatical and his place is being taken by the dour Father Timothy who seems of a very similar character to Sister Jerome. But what does Mrs Fairlie - the Presbytery's housekeeper - want to talk to Sister Joan about? Mrs Fairlie is found dead before she can tell Sister Joan what she is worrying about.

Mother Dorothy seems inclined to let Sister Joan investigate and sends her to housekeep for the two priests - Father Timothy and Father Stevens. Soon there are more strange events than anyone might want to experience and Sister Joan finds herself torn between her Lenten observances and her duty to help the police with their enquiries. I enjoyed this interesting story and liked the way Sister Joan's character is developing. I also like Mother Dorothy who definitely has more to her personality than meets the eye.

The plot is likely to keep the reader guessing until all is revealed. It is fairly clear who could be the murderer but the motive is less clear and how everything fits together - past and present - is interesting reading. I like the way Sister Joan's relationship with the DS Mill is progressing and it is a challenge for any author to develop such a relationship convincingly without being able to introduce the conventional love story. Veronica Black succeeds admirably with this and the relationship is subtle and believable.
HASH(0xa0f8c3e4) out of 5 stars Easy good read 28 Sept. 2013
By TerrBear - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy these books because they are so non-demanding. They are well written. They usually surprise me in some way. And they are done quickly. I take these books with me to the doctor or dentist or shopping trips with other people who shop at a different rate than I.
Good books.
HASH(0x9ec69a80) out of 5 stars Great Mystery 28 Feb. 2013
By Jennifer Fiore - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Veronica Black and read any of her stories that I can get a hold of. She moves the plot along quickly and there is an unexpected twist at the end. I find these books to be suspenseful and engaging. This is a quick read and great to take along on vacation or to the beach.
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