Peril & Prayer

Peril & Prayer

by Olivia Matthews

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ISBN-13: 9781496709400
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: Sister Lou Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 224,943
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Olivia Matthews is the cozy mystery pseudonym of award-winning author Patricia Sargeant. A voracious reader, Patricia first realized she wanted to be a published author at the age of nine. She’s been inspired by writers such as Walter Mosley, Dick Francis and Tami Hoag, who put ordinary characters in extraordinary situations. Her Sister Lou character was inspired by Catholic sisters whose courage, determination and faith have helped build communities and formed rich, lasting legacies. Raised in New York City, Patricia lives in Ohio with her husband. She loves to hear from readers. You can reach her at Visit her Olivia Matthews website,, and sign up for her enewsletter to learn about upcoming releases and events.

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Peril & Prayer 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sjj1229 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading “Peril & Prayer” the second book by Olivia Matthews in the Sister Lou Mystery. I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a practicing Catholic, I was impressed with Ms. Matthews professional, clear and concise description of the things that we hold in dear. Things like explaining the Holy Season of Advent, the workings of her Congregation, and the difference between a nun and a sister. I enjoyed the way that Ms. Matthew sets the scene for the murder by having the victim confronted by so many people and one by one methodically eliminate and clearing them as a suspect. Ms. Matthews also fleshes out the secondary subplots from the first novel: the relationship with the police deputies: I for one would like to know what happened to Dep. Ted Tate as a young man that created such open and direct hostility towards Sr. Lou and her Congregation. His inability to get past it reminds me of how our biases and prejudices can so blind us if we are not aware of them. I also like the way we gain more insight into Shari Henson the reporter, as well as, her story and how it impacts her relationship with Chris LaSalle, Sr. Lou” nephew. You wanted to know who killed Autumn, every time you thought you had t, Sr. Lou ends up clearing that person. This time around Sr Lou had a difficult path to navigate and she did it with diplomacy, truth and her own brand od spiritedness. When the pieces come together for her, she still made you gasped when the killer was revealed. I do not know if this was intended by Ms. Matthews, but I felt after reading this book that I needed to take a good look at myself and see how my biases, prejudices, pre-conceived notions truly influence not only my thinking, but my world view.
LisaKsBooksReviews 10 months ago
Mystery and Christian fiction fans alike can’t go wrong with the Sister Lou Mysteries. Perfect for readers of all ages, this is a series for the whole family. The first book in this delightful series, MAYHEM & MASS, was so entertaining that there was no way I was going to miss out on PERIL & PRAYER. Oh, my goodness. I’m so glad I didn’t! Spending time with Sister Lou was just as fun as I remembered! I was totally engrossed in this wonderful whodunit. The world around me dissolved away as I joined the unlikely, but perfectly suited to the task, amateur sleuth, in her latest adventure. This second installment in the Sister Lou Mystery series was cover-to-cover, filled to bursting with mystery, intrigue, fun, and surprises. Author Olivia Matthews pens an old-fashioned mystery with a fresh modern flare. She has an eye for detail, and a gift for storytelling that all shine through in this must-read cozy. Fans of the first book will be thrilled with PERILS & PRAYERS. New to Sister Lou? What are you waiting for?! This series is one of my must haves, and I think it will be for you too.
CheliD More than 1 year ago
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Hermione of Ephesus are holding their annual Advent Retreat at the pastoral Briar Coast Cabin Resorts. It should be peaceful and serene but when Sister Lou and hot-headed Sister Marianna witness issues with the owner at a planning session and then the owner is murdered, Sister Lou has to trade her running shoes for her detective gear to clear Sister Marianna. I love Sister Lou (had nuns as teachers through 12th grade) for her vitality, determination and her willingness to help others even if they aren't necessarily her favorite people. I just wish the police in these mysteries would stop thinking that the nuns are the bad guys immediately.
Ken Lingenfelter More than 1 year ago
This was a very good mystery. Three murders within 8 years. 2 murders within 3 months in which the congregation is connected to both. Sister Lou does some investigating because Sister Marianna is accused of murder. A surprise ending to keep you wanting to read.