Force of Habit by James Scott Bell
This is a novelette or short story consisting of about eight chapters. The story is about a street-tough actress-turned-nun who considers it her calling to injure people who are about to do serious harm to themselves or others. Her methods are less than stellar in the eyes of the diocese and she often finds herself being reprimanded. Yet the nun has a kind heart and much compassion for children.
James Scott Bell is a master story-teller whose characters are quirky and humorous. I have read three of his novels and have enjoyed all of them. His characters are like neighbors in an apartment building or RV park: they seem like people you really know, people you like sometimes, laugh at sometimes, and other times want to leave alone.
He knows how to weave a tale, make you laugh, and sigh with relief that the events in his books are not part of your life.