Pura Vida

Pura Vida

by Annette Montez Kolda


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The Lopez family has a great deal on its plate: undocumented immigration, deportation, war, death, drugs, teenage pregnancy and now international terrorism. But what family isn't complicated?

Sister Bridget Ann Rincon-Keller is a middle-aged, crime-fighting nun, the Miss Marple of East Austin's Latino community. She may be in over her head this time though. In Pura Vida, the good sister teams up with fifteen-year-old Miguel Lopez to stop terrorists who have crossed into Texas via Mexico and plan to bomb a university and a high school. It's a race against the clock, literally.

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ISBN-13: 9781625265814
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Pura Vida by Annette Montez Kolda follows Sister Bridget Ann who does all she can to help the community, even attempting to stop a robbery. When she's asked to watch over Perla Lopez's children while she searches for her husband in Mexico, Sister Bridget doesn't hesitate. Miguel Lopez is attempting to change a tire when two men approach him with an enticing offer: deliver a backpack to a university and they'll pay him 500 dollars. After he discovers the two men are involved in a terrorist plot, he teams up with Sister Bridget to stop them before it's too late. The Lopez family has gone through so many trials: the father disappeared ten years prior, teenage pregnancy, the death of the oldest son, and past drinking and drug use. They're still finding their way, but they're strong and face a new beginning at the end. It's a fulfilling ending: bittersweet, hopeful, and heartwarming. Sister Bridget Ann is a delight, shining in every scene she's in, especially when she's with Miguel. They're opposites, so a lot of their moments show the contrast there, with humorous banter and the subtle budding of friendship. Sister Bridget Ann is honest, true to herself and her beliefs, and breaks stereotypes in all the best ways. Annette Montez Kolda creates honest characters with strengths and flaws, real people with a lot of heart. Outstanding, compelling, and honest, Pura Vida is a story of struggle and hardships, but more importantly, it's a story of family and faith. A must-read novel!