Since today is the feast of St. Anne, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase Janice Lane Palko’s new book, St. Anne’s Day, which is a delightfully entertaining read with something for everyone: romance, suspense, humor, intense situations, good guys, bad guys. The characters are real and the story engaging.
Anne Lyons is a nurse who is employed to take care of Peg, a woman with heart problems. Peg is a blunt, no nonsense rosary carrying Catholic who, after finding out Anne is not married, tells her to say the “St. Anne Prayer” to pray for a husband. Gerry, or Mac as most people call him, is Peg’s handsome, anti-commitment son.
This is an entertaining and enjoyable read. I particularly appreciated the author’s smooth writing style which helped to put me right into the story experiencing Anne’s ups and downs.
I did find some of the characters’ decisions/choices to be out of line with faithful Catholicism, but I understand that the author was going for realism and not evangelism. And the truth is, Catholics make bad choices on a daily basis. Also, there were many scenes that were sensual so I would recommend parents read this before offering it to their teens.
These things aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the story, found myself thinking and caring about the characters and wondering what would happen next. I especially appreciated all the Catholic references. I look forward to the author’s future books!
St. Anne’s Day is available on Kindle and in print. The author is giving away one free Kindle copy of her book. Just leave a comment below before Friday, August 3rd to be entered.
Check out the author’s blog for more information: www.thewritinglane.blogspot.com
Copyright 2012 Ellen Gable Hrkach