A brand-new #1 new release on Amazon is a terrific introduction to the work of 7 Catholic authors! Here are 7 reasons your teen will want to read Secrets: Visible and Invisible, a short-story collection compiled by CatholicTeenBooks.com.
- Secrets reached #1 in the “Values and Virtues Fiction for Teens” category in its first 24 hours!
- From dystopia to historical fiction to sweet romance to mystery, there’s something for every reader to like in this collection — and it might even encourage a reader who’s locked in to a certain genre to branch out a bit.
- Appropriate for readers in middle-school and up, Secrets would be an excellent addition to a school or classroom library.
- As Mark Hart of Life Teen International write in the foreword, “Each story reveals something different about the human heart and our constant (though, often veiled) desire for truth and virtue.”
- Some of these stories introduce readers to characters from the authors’ full-length novels.
- Secrets is a high-quality, independently-published work written expressly for the teen audience.
- There’s a giveaway for a free copy of Secrets!
I’m very familiar with the work of many of the authors whose stories are featured here: Carolyn Astfalk, T.M. Gaouette, Theresa Linden, Cynthia T. Toney, and Leslea Wahl. Two other authors are new to me: Susie Peek and Corinna Turner — and I’ll definitely be taking a look at these authors’ full-length work after getting a taste of their writing.
Here’s a bit about the 7 stories you’ll find in this anthology:
- In a dystopian future, an innocent picnic turns deadly!
- Elijah knows nothing of an elderly stranger’s secret past — until her disappearance changes everything.
- A mysterious, ever-changing painting alarms a group of teens.
- A cannonball took Dario’s legs … Will he lose his soul too?
- The arrival of a mysterious girl challenges everything about Jason’s life.
- An unlicensed driver. His dad’s truck. What could possibly go wrong?
- An old tale of murder and forbidden love leads to a modern-day treasure hunt.
As a rule, I don’t endorse a book I haven’t read. I’m proud to endorse Secrets and I’ll state right now that there’s a very good chance I’ll be reading it again.
This anthology of Catholic fiction for teens will introduce readers to seven diverse authors. Many of these stories, in a variety of genres but linked by a common theme, offer a peek at characters from full-length novels. Readers already acquainted with these authors will enjoy new perspectives on favorite characters. Kudos to CatholicTeenBooks.com and these seven authors for dreaming up this excellent collection.
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Copyright 2018 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS
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