Here is Catholic fiction like you have never seen it before! Inspired by her life-long love of fairy tales, the Catholic author, wife, and homeschooling mother of 7, has reinvented some of her favorites with a "clever, engaging and fiercely Catholic imagination." These adventure-filled novels revolve around realistic characters, placed in contemporary settings and circumstances where, like most teens, they have tough moral choices to make. Unlike many teens, however, they are not afraid to live their Faith and let it guide their decisions. These fast-paced novels abound with mystery, romance and plot-twists, as we follow Rose and Blanche, and their friends Bear and Ben, from high school to college.
Created for, but in no way limited to teens, this series has wide appeal: my 13-year old daughter and I literally raced through it (she won), there's the college-aged young woman who refused to close a book til she'd finished it, and then there was the teen who wouldn't come out of her room . . . Moral of the story: Whoever you are giving these books to will want them all! Paperback. Mature 13+.
We have listed the titles below in suggested reading order:
The Shadow of the Bear- 206 pages #10871
Black as Night- 291 pages #10872
Waking Rose- 351 pages #10873
The Midnight Dancers- 231 pages #10874
Alex O'Donnell and the 40 CyberThieves- 216 pages #10875
About The Shadow of the Bear
"One winter night as they sat at home, there came a knock at the door."-Grimm
Once upon a time, in New York City, two girls meet a mysterious stranger, Bear, who comes to their door. Rose readily befriends him, but Blanche is suspicious because she remembers seeing him covertly associate with the "drug crowd" at their high school. He seems to be connected to the old abandoned church next to their high school but could he really be selling off valuable church artifacts?
But Rose is impressed by Bear's passion for literature and poetry, and his invitation to take her and Blanche to the opera confirms for her his trustworthiness. And yet, as events unfold, even Rose must admit that Bear seems to be hiding dangerous activities from them. Thus begins the saga of the one-of-a-kind Fairy Tale Novel series.
Paperback, 206 pages, 6" x 9". Mature 13+
What readers are saying:
"I don't have any idea of what, if anything, is "out there" in this category - - - but this is VERY good. The only thing I know to compare it with are Madeline L'Engle's Austin Family series - because there is a solid moral core with realistic characters who have to make tough choices." -Robert Trexler, C.S. Lewis Society, New York
"About a year ago, I was doubting even the most basic things, such as the Lord. I read your books... and after that, everything seemed to slowly even out, and now my faith is stronger than it has ever been. So thank you so much for these books - they've touched me and helped guide me in so many ways. Thank you so so so much..." Chelsea
"The Shadow of the Bear is one of my favorite books ever. It's one of those books that I can't stop reading until it's finished. As a Catholic teenager, I can completely relate to the characters (especially Fish!). Thanks for writing such an awesome book!" -Joe
"As a Catholic girl of 16 living in today's world with today's literature, it is so wonderful to be able to pick up a book like one of yours that is mature reading but not full of garbage about sex and drugs. I love a book with suspense and romance, but I can't find a thing at the library for teens that doesn't have something unacceptable in it… You are an inspiration to Catholic girls everywhere…" -Emily