The Martins are best known as the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, a doctor of the Church known for her Little Way of holiness, but Louis and Zélie are saints in their own right.
The Woman in the Trees is a story of the apparition, but also the story of a community and family dynamics. The pain and trials of these immigrants is tangible. Adele’s struggles to share the Good News are also realistically portrayed. This is a wonderful story for a family read aloud or for older children, teens, or adults to read on their own. It is appropriate for ages 10 and up.