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on 14 September 2001
If you ever need a really good book to get you through a sleepless night, this is the one! I've been a fan of Dorothy Gilman's books since I was 12-years-old. She writes with a rare wit and an insightful and compassionate understanding of human nature. Her mystery/adventure novels aren't deep or cerebral, but they're not shallow either. Rather, they're absolutely transcendent. Gilman's characters live in a world of love, light and laughter that somehow always prevails, even in the darkest of circumstances. Her protagonists have a powerful humanity that stresses the absurd rather than the tragic. I re-read my dog-eared copy of A Nun In The Closet at least twice a year, and I never fail to laugh and smile as these beloved, familiar characters make their way through an incredible adventure of the sort only Dorothy Gilman can cook up. I doubt anyone could avoid falling in love with two very special nuns from St. Tabitha's as they discover a really wacky and wonderful world outside of cloister. ---Trystan
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on 27 December 1998
I absolutly loved this novel! I started out reading Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Polifax series, but then I discovered that she had some equally well-written books that people don't talk about as much - I was delighted! This book is a mystery with a good storyline, and just the right mix of action and humor! I highly recommend it!!!
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on 14 September 2001
If you ever need a really good book to get you through a sleepless night, this is the one! I've been a fan of Dorothy Gilman's books since I was 12-years-old. She writes with a rare wit and an insightful and compassionate understanding of human nature. Her mystery/adventure novels aren't deep or cerebral, but they're not shallow either. Rather, they're absolutely transcendent. Gilman's characters live in a world of love, light and laughter that somehow always prevails, even in the darkest of circumstances. Her protagonists have a powerful humanity that stresses the absurd rather than the tragic. I re-read my dog-eared copy of A Nun In The Closet at least twice a year, and I never fail to laugh and smile as these beloved, familiar characters make their way through an incredible adventure of the sort only Dorothy Gilman can cook up. I doubt anyone could avoid falling in love with two very special nuns from St. Tabitha's as they discover a really wacky and wonderful world outside of cloister. ---Trystan
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on 22 December 1997
An absolutely encahting story about nuns thrust into the "modern" world and the mystery which they find themselves with. Funny,engaging and with a sense of social responsibilites, these two nuns set out to claim some property left to them by a mysterious benefactor. Not a Mrs. Pollifax book, but for lovers of Dorothy Giman, a must read!!
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on 2 January 1998
Are you stressed out from the holidays? Is life too much for you to face? Then read this book! It is a complete delight. When two cloistered nuns get out to explore their abbey's inheritance, all "you know what" breaks loose! This book is so much fun to read, that I was truly sorry when I finished it. I sure hope there's a sequel!
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on 18 December 2014
Fabulous read. In the same vein as the Mrs Pollifax series. A good light read.
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on 19 August 1998
I ordered this book because I'm an Anne Perry fan, but I don't see Ms. Perry's name listed *anywhere* on or in it. I didn't buy the premise for a moment because none of the nuns this Catholic-from-infancy reader has known were even remotely this naive. The young, leftover hippies had me scratching my head until I looked and saw that this book came out in 1975. The author has a MESSAGE to convey and is none too subtle about conveying it. What saves the story from being a preachy bore is the author's sense of humor. I liked it, but not well enough to keep, so I gave it to my mother. Ann E. Nichols
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