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Reviewed by Nino Lobiladze for Readers' Favorite
The Miracle at Assisi Hill by Pat Camalliere invites us to dive into the intricacies of riddles. Cora Tozzi, an archivist with a historical background, visits a convent of Franciscan sisters, Assisi Hill, situated in Lemont, near Chicago. Cora was about to assist Sister Lorita, the Provincial Superior of the order, in writing its history. This important work had been delayed because of Cora's battle with tongue cancer. Now, she finally finds a couple of weeks to spend in the convent while her beloved husband, Cisco, is supposed to vacation in Arizona and play golf. But working on the book is not her sole purpose for staying in the convent - Cora has doubts regarding her faith. She hopes to find answers and meet an old friend, a mysterious Sister Maryam, who hides her own secrets. Soon Cora will find out about Mother Mary Josepha, a local saint-to-be, to unravel an old mystery while Cisco will get very ill. Isolated in the convent as the world is horrified by the emerging pandemic, Cora is desperate to reach a solution as soon as possible.
The main theme of The Miracle at Assisi Hill is compassion. Pat Camalliere developed a plethora of wonderful characters that showed us the true meaning of compassion, kindness, and care for others. Cora speaks her heart, letting us know her innermost thoughts. Pat brilliantly paints a portrait of a workaholic suspecting that the disaster with her husband is somehow her fault. There is also Mother Josepha or Josie, a workaholic of a different kind, who humbly dedicates her life to those less fortunate, or Sister Maryam, a simple girl loving Our Lady all her life to become a part of a great mystery. Pat creates an authentic atmosphere for the religious institution and its surroundings. Also, she demonstrates the finest details of the research work and surprises with many breathtaking twists in the plot. Those of us doubting our faith will find The Miracle at Assisi Hill a helpful and friendly guide free of religious moralizing on our way toward important answers. I believe that aspiring Catholics would get much valuable information regarding the procedures of beatification and canonization. An exceptional writing style and amazingly error-free. I highly recommend The Miracle at Assisi Hill by Pat Camalliere, the fourth in the series, to fans of historical fiction, mysteries, crime, or family dramas.