Gifts: Visible and Invisible is the latest offering from the talented writers of CatholicTeenBooks.com. This collection of eight Christmas stories for teens offers enjoyable tales for fans of contemporary, historical, and dystopian genres.
The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger This YA novel is written from the perspective of the grown-up Joshua, as he looks back and remembers a life-changing time in his past. I loved this book and couldn’t wait to see how the story played out. I was so moved by the friendship of Josh and the elderly gentleman he reluctantly befriends,… Read more →
Playing By Heart by Carmela Martino This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their extraordinary talents. The book is set in 18th Century Milan, Italy and focuses on their relationships with their father, as well as their struggle to follow the paths they believe God wants them to take…. Read more →
A Single Bead by Stephanie Engelman A Single Bead is a beautiful young adult novel that centers around a family in need and a special rosary that affects the lives around them. This engaging story touches on very real and difficult issues such as loss and depression while focusing on the power of prayer and the importance of family. I was intrigued… Read more →
In One Shall Lead (Within Hearts and Minds) by Catholic Writer’s Guild member Maria Rosati, Christian (the oldest of four children) enters middle school with questions about politics, faith, nationalism, and family. All seem to be pelting him for answers. With the country split on the issues and on the brink of war, Christian’s younger brother Caleb finds an old… Read more →
Our friends from Catholic Teen Fiction are back with this video exploring the topic of temptation in Catholic fiction.
Awakening by Claudia Cangilla McAdam Awakening is one of those books that is hard to set aside. You just can’t help but continue to flip the pages, anxious to find out happens next. I found myself wanting to read just one more chapter after one more chapter. Even after I finished the book, my mind couldn’t put it aside, thinking about… Read more →
Secrets: Visible and Invisible from the authors at CatholicTeenBooks.com Secrets is a collection of short stories for Catholic teens from seven of the authors at the joint website – www.CatholicTeenBooks.com. I am one of the authors of this anthology and working with all these talented authors was such a joy. All the stories involve a secret of some sort and… Read more →
Did you ever consider fiction as a way of helping with socialization? Socialization in a nutshell means getting together with others and learning acceptable behavior. But, what might pass as acceptable behavior in the world, doesn’t necessarily pass as such in our homes. And as Catholics, we must do more than just learn how to be around other people or… Read more →
Earlier this year, the writers from CatholicTeenBooks.com released Secrets: Visible and Invisible, a collection of short stories. At the time, my reading pile was too high to get to read it, so I simply shared information about the book for anyone who was interested. Recently, they contacted me and asked if I had time to read it now. I’m so… Read more →