Women’s Fiction

Rachel’s Contrition
by Michelle Buckman

Published in 2010 by Sophia Institute Press

Rachel’s Contrition is about a young woman who had nothing, won it all, and then lost everything. After the death of her daughter, grief-spawned delusions cause Rachel to lose her husband, her home, and custody of her son. Help arrives from two unlikely sources: a young teen, Lilly, battling her own demons, and a tattered holy card depicting Saint Therese of Lisieux. As Rachel grows closer to Lilly and comes to know Saint Therese, unbidden memories from her edgy past reveal fearful mysteries of seduction, madness, and murder . . . and a truth that will haunt her forever.

Poor Banished Children
by Fiorella De Maria

Published in 2011 by Ignatius Press

Poor Banished Children is a truly unforgettable historical novel about rejection, survival, despair, and redemption. Read our full review here.

In Name Only
by Ellen Gable

Published in 2009 by Full Quiver Publishing

In Name Onlyis a powerful Catholic historical romance set in1876 Philadelphia. Follow nineteen-year-old Caroline Martin through the course of several years during which she faces challenges and heartaches . . . Read the full review here (you may need to scroll down to find it.)

A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable

In this sequel to In Name OnlyA Subtle Grace continues the story of the wealthy and unconventional O’Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century in 1896, Philadelphia. At 19, Kathleen (oldest daughter) is unmarried with no prospects. Fearing the lonely fate of an old maid, her impatience leads to an infatuation with the first man who shows interest. A disturbing turn of events brings a dark shadow that threatens the life-long happiness she desires.

Stealing Jenny
by Ellen Gable

Published in 2011 by Full Quiver Publishing

Stealing Jennyis a smoothly written, chilling tail of gripping suspense. Catholic faith and hope are tested in this contemporary story involving the kidnapping of a young pregnant mother. Read our full review here.

Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp
Originally published in 2003 by Publish America
Republished in 2012 by Ivory Tower Press

“Don’t trust anyone…” So whispers Robin’s mother just moments before she dies.
Uprooted from all she’s ever known, 17-year-old Robin Finley is sent to her mother’s old hometown to live with an uncle she’s never met. The town is small, but it shelters big secrets. Robin encounters two mysterious young men, a tragic mansion, and disturbing questions about the past.

Death in the Choir

Death in the Choir
by Lorraine V. Murray

Published in 2009 by Tumblar House

In Death in the Choir, widow Francesca is looking for love, not a murder mystery, when she joins the choir at St. Rita’s Catholic Church. But she may just find both . . . Read our review here.

Roses are Red, Diamonds are Blue by Donna Alice Patton
Published in 2013 by MuseItUp Publishing

Where’s the Anastasia? It’s been almost a year since Laura Barkley’s husband, a museum curator, was murdered and the fabled Anastasia Diamond stolen. A long year filled with accusations, too many accidents directed toward Laura and her twins, plus plenty of soul searching…
Read our review here.

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