Maybe if you win a copy, Finding Grace could be the book you're reading some Wednesday in the future!
From all reports, there is a growing number of adult readers who choose to read young adult fiction, which they find feeds their souls in a way that many current offerings in the adult fiction market simply don't. (And I know this is true from all my visits to WWRW, when I hear Jessica and other linker-uppers saying just that sort of thing.) Yesterday on Catholic Television Network's show "This is the Day," Cheryl Dickow (the woman behind Bezalel Books, publisher of Finding Grace) was interviewed over the phone on this topic, and in the course of her interview she mentioned some great Bezalel titles--including my book. My husband and I watched the show together, and he was so excited about it that when the segment ended, he turned to me, grinning ear to ear, and gave me a high five. Cheryl's interview takes place pretty early on (from just before 7 minutes in until about the 14 minute mark) if you'd like to check it out. (http://catholictv.com/shows/this-is-the-day/young-adult-literature-retreat)
So, jumping right on the old bandwagon with enthusiasm, here's what this adult reader whose soul needs feeding is reading this Wednesday: Nancy Carabio Belanger's Olivia and the Little Way.
Olivia's Gift). I'm not finished, so I don't have a review for you yet. But I'm excited about it, because--like Jessica and lots of other bloggers I know--I'm beginning to think there's more beef (and certainly less smut!) to be found in works targeted at young adult readers. I know that the Olivia books are very well thought of and used regularly in Catholic and homeschool curricula, and I know that someday I'm going to want to pass them on to my granddaughters. Before I do that, I decided, I need to read them myself.
I admire Nancy Carabio Belanger as both an author and a person, although I have yet to meet her. And I'm sure that her heroine, a young girl who learns about St. Therese of Lisieux from her grandmother and calls on the saint to help her navigate the pitfalls of middle school life, will become a favorite character of mine. (And my granddaughters', too!)
Hopefully, I'll be back next Wednesday with a review and a recommendation for you.
Now head on over to Housewifespice for more great recommendations, from the YA category as well as many others.