A brand-new #1 new release on Amazon is a terrific introduction to the work of 7 Catholic authors! Secrets: Visible and Invisible, a short-story collection compiled by CatholicTeenBooks.com, reached #1 in the “Values and Virtues Fiction for Teens” category in its first 24 hours!
I’m very familiar with the work of many of the authors whose stories are featured here: Carolyn Astfalk, T.M. Gaouette, Theresa Linden, Cynthia T. Toney, and Leslea Wahl. Two other authors are new to me: Susie Peek and Corinna Turner — and I’ll definitely be taking a look at these authors’ full-length work after getting a taste of their writing.
Here’s a bit about the 7 stories you’ll find in this anthology:
- In a dystopian future, an innocent picnic turns deadly!
- Elijah knows nothing of an elderly stranger’s secret past — until her disappearance changes everything.
- A mysterious, ever-changing painting alarms a group of teens.
- A cannonball took Dario’s legs … Will he lose his soul too?
- The arrival of a mysterious girl challenges everything about Jason’s life.
- An unlicensed driver. His dad’s truck. What could possibly go wrong?
- An old tale of murder and forbidden love leads to a modern-day treasure hunt.
As a rule, I don’t endorse a book I haven’t read. I’m proud to endorse Secrets and I’ll state right now that I’ll definitely be reading it again. Here’s my endorsement:
This anthology of Catholic fiction for teens will introduce readers to seven diverse authors. Many of these stories, in a variety of genres but linked by a common theme, offer a peek at characters from full-length novels. Readers already acquainted with these authors will enjoy new perspectives on favorite characters. Kudos to CatholicTeenBooks.com and these seven authors for dreaming up this excellent collection.
From dystopia to historical fiction to sweet romance to mystery, there’s something for every reader to like in this collection — and it might even encourage a reader who’s locked in to a certain genre to branch out a bit.
This book is appropriate for readers in middle-school and up, and would be an excellent addition to a school or classroom library. As described by Mark Hart of Life Teen International, who provides the foreword, “Each story reveals something different about the human heart and our constant (though, often veiled) desire for truth and virtue.”
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July 5 Leslea Wahl Leslea Wahl
July 6 Barb Szyszkiewicz Franciscan Mom
July 7 Shower of Roses Shower of Roses
July 8 Carolyn Astfalk My Scribbler’s Heart
July 9 Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur Spiritual Woman
July 9 Sarah Damm Sarah Damm
July 10 Corinna Turner Unseen Books
July 11 Christina Weigand Palace of Twelve Pillars
July 11 Virginia Lieto Virginia Lieto
July 12 Theresa Linden Things Visible & Invisible
July 13 T.M. Gaouette T.M. Gaouette
July 14 Karina Fabian Fabianspace
July 16 Therese Heckenkamp Therese Heckenkemp
July 17 Ellen Gable Hrkach Plot Line & Sinker
July 17 Barb Szyszkiewicz CatholicMom
July 18 Catholic Teen Books Catholic Teen Books
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