January Book Club


Welcome to our January Book Club – I hope you will join in by enjoying the following wonderful books as we kick off a New Year of faith, family and fun here at CatholicMom.com! 

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Here are this month’s selections:

FictionThe Midnight Dancers: A Fairy Tale Retold by Regina Doman

When teenaged Rachel Durham finds a way that she and her eleven stepsisters can sneak out of their Chesapeake Bayside home after midnight, their worried fundamentalist father enlists the help of Paul Fester, a traveling juggler, to find out what the girls are up to. A modern retelling of Grimm’s fairy tale, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.”

Non-FictionThe Domestic Church: Room by Room A Mother’s Study Guide by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

Through her growing body of work, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle has supported and inspired countless mothers. With the publication of The Domestic Church: Room by Room Donna-Marie offers them yet another source of enlightenment.  This Mothers Study Guide will aid women studying either independently or in intimate groups to grow in their vocations to motherhood. Firmly rooted in Catholic doctrine and complimented by both scriptural and catechetical references, the guide offers a “room by room” look at the role of spiritual parenting, encompassing every aspect of a woman’s life. Small groups will be aided by Donna-Marie’s instructions for forming and getting the most out of a small group experience, as well as the helpful Leader’s Guide which accompanies the study.  I look forward to gathering with a group of my friends to enjoy this study and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to grow in both holiness and familial commitment.

Children’sOlivia and the Little Way by Nancy Carabio Belanger

Fifth grader Olivia Thomas has moved to a new school in a new state, and is eager to make friends! Her best friend quickly becomes someone she has never seen: St. Therese of Lisieux. Follow Olivia’s trials as she tries to fit in at St. Michael’s School. With the help of her grandmother, she learns about the Little Way of serving God and how it can change everything!

Read our interview with author Nancy Carabio Belanger here.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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