The Last Confession

The Last Confession Since she was a child Maggie Callahan has been intrigued by the family legend that her great aunt shot a priest But family members have never been able to tell her why or what happened to the priest

  • Title: The Last Confession
  • Author: Pat Kelley Brunjes
  • ISBN: 9781539913023
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since she was a child, Maggie Callahan has been intrigued by the family legend that her great aunt shot a priest But family members have never been able to tell her why or what happened to the priest But now that she s a career journalist, Maggie decides to use her investigative skills to find out the truth behind her family s scandal.Knowing only that the event happenedSince she was a child, Maggie Callahan has been intrigued by the family legend that her great aunt shot a priest But family members have never been able to tell her why or what happened to the priest But now that she s a career journalist, Maggie decides to use her investigative skills to find out the truth behind her family s scandal.Knowing only that the event happened in the mid 1930s, during the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, Maggie begins her quest with the bishop of the Archdiocese of Spokane She quickly discovers that he, like so many others, will do whatever it takes to keep any hint of dishonor behind locked doors and to protect the Catholic Church But Maggie finds an unlikely ally in Father Matthew, a parish priest who has been given the task of stalling her.The Last Confession deftly explores the twin mysteries of romance and faith in a story of past and present love affairs that both test a priest s commitment to his vow of celibacy.Ultimately, will the truth about her ancestor s sins be the key that unlocks Maggie s future

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    1. *Thank you to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review*Actual Rating: 5This was great! I've always been a little hesitant about reading books where religion is involved, but definitely don't let that stop you from reading this book.The Last Confession begins with a story. Legend says that Maggie's great-aunt Milly shot a priest. But no one in Maggie's family explains why or how, and now Maggie is determined to figure out the truth. The journey to answers, though, is [...]

    2. Reviewed by Megan Weiss for Reader Views (11/17)“The Last Confession” by Pat Kelley Brunjes is about a young female journalist, Mary Margaret (Maggie) Callahan, delving into a local Church’s past in order to learn the truth about a decades old family legend: that her great-aunt had shot a priest in the 1930s. The premise of the novel is unique and offers intrigue, but I felt that the writing of the story itself was rather two-dimensional at times. “The Last Confession” seemingly center [...]

    3. The Last Confession is one of those books where I didn’t mind losing sleep so I could just read one more chapter. It didn’t take long for me to make a connection with Maggie Callahan and her need to get missing answers to her family history, specifically rumors about her great aunt Milly. She informs her brother, Lucas, she is going to Spokane to see if she can find out the truth about her aunt. Lucas feels it’s a waste of time and she should just leave the past in the past. Despite what h [...]

    4. I was the lucky winner of this book in a Giveaway. I enjoyed it very much. I do not want to give anything away but I enjoyed the mystery and the way it resolved itself in the end.

    5. This book is really well-written and a very interesting story, that's both well-researched and offers interesting perspectives. I'd like to learn more about Maggie and her adventures as a disaster journalist and statistician, as well as what the future holds for her relationship. A great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    6. Enjoyed very much my read; it was fun seeing places I knew personally used in the book. The suspense built nicely, and the ending was quite unexpected. Great read.

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