There’s nothing like a good novel —
especially when the “good” lives up to its meaning!

Welcome! This website is the product of a fervent desire to locate and promote novels that are worthy to be called Traditional Catholic novels.  Whether young or old, you should never have to run out of good books to read.  Turn to us so that you don’t have to resort to the moral messes of many modern mass market books (try saying that ten times fast!)

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Frozen Footprints
$12.95 Paperback
$4.95 Kindle ebook 

Frozen Footprints has been awarded the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval!

 “Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.”

Eighteen-year-old twins Charlene and Max Perigard have grown up under the wealthy but tyrannical rule of their oil-tycoon grandfather. When Max disappears and a ransom note shows up, Charlene’s world is shattered. Fearing the worst, she determines to find her brother before it’s too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of icy terror.The twins struggle for survival while enduring fierce trials of mind, body, and spirit. Devoid of all worldly comfort and consolation, will faith and hope be enough to get them through this chilling nightmare?

Frozen Footprints is a Catholic suspense thriller for readers 16 and up.

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Past Suspicion
$12.95 Paperback
FREE on Kindle July 15-17

Past Suspicion has been awarded the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval!

A thrilling read for young adults 12 and up, this suspense novel by Therese Heckenkamp is about a head-strong Catholic teen, newly orphaned, on a quest to unravel the dangerous secrets of her mother’s past.

Shortly after her mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Robin Finley is forced from California to live in a boring (or so she thinks) Wisconsin town.  Here in her mother’s old home, Robin’s curiosity causes her to become ensnared in a tangled web of deceit that spans the years and threatens to destroy her future.  She encounters two mysterious young men, explores a tragic (rumored to be cursed) old mansion, discovers her mother’s old diary, and ultimately faces life-altering decisions.  Click on the above image for the back cover synopsis, or read reviews here.

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Shadow of the Bear

The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold

This exciting novel by Regina Doman introduces timid Blanche and fearless Rose, two teen sisters living with their mother in New York City. After encountering a mysterious stranger one winter night, the girls become entangled in a dangerous plot involving stolen Catholic treasure, an abandoned church, and a dead priest. Once you read this first book, you’ll fall in love with the characters and be hooked on the entire mystery trilogy. This would make a great gift, especially for teen girls! Read our full review here.

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Our mission is to help promote good Traditional Catholic books, particularly novels, so that these gems of literature, whether from the past or the present, will be read and enjoyed by many, and perhaps positively influence a few lives in the process.

Browse the many choices under our Novels page, and check back often, as we will be continually adding new (and old!) recommended reads for your enjoyment. We will also be writing book reviews. We invite you to please submit your book reviews, as well.

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  1. A must read trilogy for Catholics is Brian Gail’s Novels: Fatherless, Motherless and yet to be released Childless.

  2. Message: I have recently finished a family-friendly novel that I akin to Little Women, only set in the 1960s. The protagonist’s Catholic faith is almost another character, in the fact that it plays such an important role in her fall, when she denies it, and in her redemption and happiness, when she ultimately reaffirms it. I am seeking guidance in how I can get this novel published. Thank you.

  3. Hi Evie,

    Congratulations on writing a novel; that is a huge accomplishment, and it sounds like a charming story. The road to publication can be long and difficult, but if you work hard and do your research, it’s certainly attainable. For what it’s worth, here’s my advice:

    Before submitting for publication, make sure you have made your manuscript as perfect as possible. Make sure spelling and grammar are impeccable. It’s always a good idea to read up on novel-writing and formatting of manuscripts, if you haven’t already. As a Catholic writer, I HIGHLY recommend checking out and joining the Catholic Writers Guild. You’ll find many resources there for both before and after publishing a book.

    For a Catholic novel, here is a list of some publishers I recommend checking out (always be sure to follow their specific guidelines for submissions):

    You could also check out OakTara.com. While not specifically Catholic, this is a Christian publisher that is not against publishing Catholic material.

    Please remember that many, many writers seek publication, so competition is fierce; try not to get discouraged. As long as you have researched your options, there is also nothing wrong with looking into self-publishing (such as CreateSpace.com and Lulu.com) and deciding what is best for you and your book.

    I hope this helps, and thanks for contacting TraditionalCatholicNovels.com. I wish you the very best of luck, and please be sure to let me know if you get your book published so we can put it up on the website! The world needs more good Catholic fiction!

    God bless,

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