Open Book – June 2022 #openbook

Today I’m joining Carolyn Astfalk and Catholic Mom for An Open Book. I didn’t read much this month as I was sick with Covid.

Here are the books I’ve been working on or reading!

Amazon Synopsis: Herding the Wind-a Wall Street novel. It is the story of two people caught in the riptides of young love, memory and loss, jazz and dance, and the arduous impulse of striving for happiness in the heart of a pulsating city.

My review: This was an interesting story and I enjoyed it. However, some character development would greatly enhance the story’s effectiveness. Language and adult situations. 3/5.

Amazon Synopsis: A deeply poignant, transcendent tale of life redeemed through death.

For generations, Aideen Callaghan’s ancestors were miraculously cured of cancer through the power of a holy relic—the very relic that inspired the Celtic cross—until it vanished from history in 1866 and became Irish lore.

Raised on faith but with an inheritance of death, Aideen has been at odds with religion since losing her daughter to a brain tumor. Now it is her orphaned grandson who lies dying. In desperation, Aideen turns to popular American author and New Testament era scholar Fr. Kevin Schaeffer for help. Armed with a priceless family Bible and the sacred pendant worn by Aideen’s beloved great-grandmother—the last to be cured—Kevin abandons his sabbatical research in Dublin and sets his sights on finding the relic in time to save the child.

In their search for clues from Armagh, to Skellig Michael, to Rome, the historical trail from Golgotha to Gaul is slowly revealed as Kevin, his lifelong Vatican friend Marco, and a passionate would-be Irish seminarian uncover truths that ultimately reshape their lives.

My review: Coming soon!