A Review: The Nun and the Narc by Catherine Castle

The Book:

Where novice Sister Margaret Mary goes, trouble follows. When she barges into a drug deal the local Mexican drug lord captures her. To escape she must depend on undercover DEA agent Jed Bond. Jed’s attitude toward her is exasperating, but when she finds herself inexplicably attracted to him, he becomes more dangerous than the men who have captured them by making her doubt her decision to take her final vows. Escape back to the nunnery is imperative, but life at the convent, if she can still take her final vows, will never be the same.

Nuns shouldn’t look, talk, act, or kiss like Sister Margaret Mary O’Connor—at least that’s what Jed Bond thinks. She hampers his escape plans with her compulsiveness and compassion and in the process makes Jed question his own beliefs. After years of walling up his emotions in an attempt to become the best agent possible, Sister Margaret is crumbling Jed’s defenses and opening his heart. To lure her away from the church would be unforgivable—to lose her unbearable.

The Review:

Forbidden passion, illegal drugs, and murder…who needs the television when Maggie’s around? Catherine Castle sends the reader on quite a ride. From the slums of Mexico to the pristine walls of a catholic convent, a woman changes…inside and out.

In the blink of an eye, Sister Margaret O’Connor’s life’s at the mercy of a Mexican drug lord, and her heart’s in danger from an undercover DEA agent. Lies and trickery join a list of sins to confess when she finds herself kidnapped and released over and over again. In the end, she must choose between God and man, a decision that sends her on the run of her life.

The Nun and the Narc examines the illicit world of the drug cartels. It provides a glimpse of the drug lord’s power in this world. It also shows the possible roles of law enforcement to fight their influence.

Although, its repetitive kidnappings then lull in action took away from the story, I loved the emotion and suspense of the scenes. Catherine Castle writes a great scene and keeps you coming back for more. I give this book four stars.

Book is available in various formats.

About the Author:

Catherine began writing stories and poems almost as soon as she could string words together on paper. When other students groaned at essays and term paper assignments, she relished the chance to research new things and write.

Catherine also likes traveling, singing, and attending theatre, as well as being onstage in the spotlight. In the winter she loves to quilt and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place to be is in her garden. She's passionate about gardening and even won a "Best Hillside Garden" award from the local gardening club.

Her debut book, THE NUN AND THE NARC was a 2009 ACFW Genesis contest finalist and a 2014 EPIC e-book finalist in the action/adventure romance category.

You can see Catherine's garden, read her poems and blogs, connect with her, and follow her at http://catherinecastle1.wordpress.com


  1. Sister Margaret Mary is a fun heroine, isn't she? The Mexican market scene made me feel like I'd really been there.

  2. Yes, it was a fun book and setting. I enjoyed it very much. :)


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