Ellen Gable Fiction Contest


gableThis month, in conjunction with our Catholic Moments Podcast interview with talented Catholic fiction author Ellen Gable, we are offering you an opportunity to win a great Catholic novel.  Five winners will receive an e-book version of Ellen’s latest book In Name Only. Two additional winners will each receive one of Ellen’s novels, In Name Only and Emily’s Hope.

Here are brief descriptions of these two Catholic novels:

In Name Only – 1876, Philadelphia. Caroline Martin’s life has finally taken a turn for the better. After years of hard work, she has met a virtuous and wealthy man whose love seems to promise the kind of life realized only within the comforting novels she keeps on her night table. Tragedy, however, will teach Caroline of the complexity with which God Himself authors the lives of those who turn toward Him.

Emily’s Hope – Emily’s Hope is the gripping story of one young woman’s physical, emotional, spiritual journey from high school to adulthood. Interspersed throughout the story are flashbacks to Emily’s great-grandmother’s troubled life, with a climax culminating in the surprising revelation that Emily and her great-grandmother are connected more deeply than by ancestral ties alone. Emily’s Hope won an Honorable Mention Award for Religious Fiction in the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards and in 2009, received the Catholic Writers’ Guild Seal of Approval.

To enter to win this contest, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on May 14, 2010.  I’ll draw three random winners and announce the winners when the contest has ended.

Update: Our lucky winners are In Name Only – Louise (#4), Sarah M. (#35), Michelle (#15), Jennifer (#11), and Laura B. (#3). Our two additional winners are:  Kathy M. (#38), and Michelle (#22). Your prizes will be sent soon.  Take a look at our other CatholicMom.com contests for more great chances to win!


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.


  1. Sadie McCurry on

    Thank you for posting this contest. I have recently developed a live for good Christian fiction, but have yet to find much in the Catholic realm. I am looking forward to reading these books! Congratulations on the publication and may God prosper your efforts to His glory! Blessings!

  2. I am so excited!!! Everytime I go to a new Catholic bookstore I look for Emily’s Hope and have not found it…it would be great to win it and finally get my hands on this long sought after book!

  3. I am always looking for some good Catholic reading, especially stories like these that you can get wrapped up in. Thanks for introducing us to this author. I have added the books to my Amazon wishlist in case I don’t win. : )

  4. I am a bookholic and can not wait to read catholic books. Please register my name for competition. Thank you.

  5. Gabriela Pinedo on

    I have read many Christian Historical Fiction by evangelical authors and I have loved them. However, I have never read any Catholic fiction. It will be great to start on it.

  6. Looking for good wholesome books to read and would love to be entered in this contest. Thank you!

  7. Ana Maria A. on

    Please include me in the contest–wonderful idea! I am a newcomer to your website. There are never enough people to support, circulate, and share good catholic stories! Thank you for your website!

  8. Esma Sullivan on

    Please enter my name in your contest I enjoy reading very much and especially christain books

  9. I love to read! I have a mobility problem so I spend alot ot time reading. It’s always great to be able to read a book by a christian author with a christian story. You are blessed that you need not fill the “mold” that alot of writers feel they have to fit. Please enter me!

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