The following Kindle editions by FQP authors are only .99! Click on the cover photo to download!
Since this is “NFP Awareness Week,” I’d like to share some of my favorite Theology of the Body fiction!
(Pardon the shameless self-promotion of my own books in this list!)
Emily’s Hope (Ellen Gable, 2005, FQ Publishing)
Passport (Christopher Blunt, 2008, Pelican Crossing Press)
Midnight Dancers (Regina Doman, 2008, Chesterton Press)
In Name Only (Ellen Gable, 2009, FQ Publishing, 2010 IPPY Gold Medal Winner)
Stealing Jenny (Ellen Gable, 2011, FQ Publishing)
Finding Grace (Laura Pearl, 2012, Bezalel Books)
Angela’s Song (AnnMarie Creedon, 2012, FQ Publishing)
Rapunzel Let Down (Regina Doman, 2013, Chesterton Press)
Vingede (Friar Tobe #2) (Krisi Keley, 2013, S & H Publishing)
Don’t You Forget About Me (Erin McCole Cupp, 2013, FQ Publishing)
A Subtle Grace (Ellen Gable, 2014, FQ Publishing)
The Lion’s Heart (Dena Hunt, 2014, FQ Publishing, 2016 CALA Award Winner)
A World Such as Heaven Intended (Amanda Lauer, 2014, FQ Publishing)
Working Mother (Erin McCole Cupp, 2014, FQ Publishing)
Stay With Me (Carolyn Astfalk, 2015, FQ Publishing)
Dying for Revenge (Barbara Golder, 2016, FQ Publishing, Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards)
Dying for Compassion (Barbara Golder, 2017, FQ Publishing)
Discovery (Karina Fabian, 2016, FQ Publishing)
Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body (Cupp and Gable, editors, 2016, FQ Publishing)
Rightfully Ours (Carolyn Astfalk, 2017, FQ Publishing)
To check out many of these books, go to the Full Quiver Publishing website!
Please join me and other Catholic bloggers for 7 Quick Takes Friday, this week at Team Whitaker.
There’s nothing I like better than to sit under a tree on a warm summer’s day and read a story that will sweep me away. Full Quiver Publishing books make ideal summer reads!!
1. The Lion’s Heart Print Edition
The Lion’s Heart, FQP’s newest novel by Dena Hunt is currently available on Kindle and will be available in softcover by next week. Of The Lion’s Heart, Joseph Pearce, well-known Catholic author, says, “Dena Hunt is a consummate storyteller who does not shirk or shy away from the difficult questions about life and love that her story raises. The Lion’s Heart contains not only the loves of lovers, spouses, parents, and children but also the demons and dragons that selfishness unleashes. The Lion’s Heart is not for the faint-hearted, nor is it for the hard-hearted. It pulsates with a passion that will bring true hearts to their knees.”
2. In Name Only (O’Donovan Family)
In Name Only is the first in the O’Donovan Family series (although both this and its sequel can be read independently of the other). It has been downloaded over 100,000 times on Kindle and won the Gold medal in Religious Fiction at the 2010 IPPY Awards. Check out the novel website and the profile page on Amazon.
3. A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family)
A Subtle Grace is my newest book and is available both on Kindle and in paperback. In her review, Trisha Niermeyer Potter, blogger at Prints of Grace, says this:
“This is one of my favorite contemporary works of Catholic fiction. The storytelling is masterful, the characters fascinating, and the writing is of high literary quality. People are imperfect—past, present, and future—but each is given the opportunity to grow, change, learn, and be redeemed. In this story it’s shown how the greatest mistake of our lives can be turned into one of the most amazing blessings and even be a source of hope for others. Life’s messy. People are complex. We’ve all got some skeletons in our closets, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t also fit some trophies and triumphs in there as well. A Subtle Grace has all of the elements that good Catholic fiction should.”
4. Stealing Jenny
This is my biggest seller and most popular book as evidenced by the over 330 reviews on Amazon (and the six months it spent as a #1 bestseller on Kindle). It’s a quick and easy read. Check out the novel website here and the Amazon profile page here.
6. Angela’s Song by AnnMarie Creedon
A beautiful Theology of the Body romance with over 200 reviews on Amazon!
There are two other FQP books: Growing Up in God’s Image: A New Approach to the Facts of Life Talk and Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship.
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers! There is much to be thankful for this year in our family.
Second, the question of the week: Have you read a book lately that you’d like to recommend to us? Which one and why? The book I’ve read recently that I would highly recommend is a Catholic novel called “Treason” by Dena Hunt. It has become one of my favorite Catholic novels. Why? Because the author was able to write a beautiful and compelling story that not only inspired me to be a better Catholic, it also made me grateful that I am free to practice my religion. And it’s only 4.99 on Kindle! (link above)
Here are my posts for the week:
7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 92: a trip to a local museum, FQ news and a cartoon
Copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach
It’s Friday and time for 7 Quick Takes at Conversion Diary.
2. Don’t You Forget About Me
The countdown is on! The Kindle edition of Don’t You Forget About Me will be released on October 17th!! Stay tuned for more details.
3. Life Chain in the Rain
It was very wet this past weekend at the Life Chain in Arnprior. It was steady rain and cold for about 50 minutes of the hour. The last ten minutes were not so rainy. A few cars honked in support, but many drivers avoided eye contact. (That’s my umbrella at the top of the photo…)
4 and 5. Waba Museum
I enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Waba Museum last Saturday. The top photo is a shot of the museum and the beautiful fall color. The bottom photo is of a Catholic (perhaps a station) picture in the church.
6. Sunrise This Morning
It was hard to actually capture the beauty of the sunrise this morning with a camera (the photo doesn’t show the breathtaking mist nor can you see the intense orange-red colors).
7. Happy Thanksgiving!!
It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Happy Thanksgiving!
Copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach
It’s hard to believe, but it’s one year since FQ Publishing published AnnMarie Creedon’s novel, Angela’s Song. Angela’s Song has 141 reviews on Amazon, over 100 four and five star reviews!
Synopsis: Angela ‘Jel’ Cooke is a widow and mother of three who stays busy so as not to have to face the fact that her marriage was damaged and her husband, Devin, died before it could be repaired. Her good friends realize that no amount of home made lasagna, volunteering at church or late night games of Yahtzee can heal Angela from past regrets. When she meets Jack, the teacher of a class she is taking, he challenges her to face her demons. What follows is the poignant, yet often hilarious saga of how Angela overcomes her guilt and learns to love herself and others.
“Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I kissed Jack Bartolomucci, and then I slapped him.”
“You slapped him?” he asks, incredulous. Then alarm spreads across his face. Father lowers his voice. “He did something to you that warranted slapping?”
“No, he didn’t, really…well, sort of, at least I thought so last night but today I’m not so sure.”
Fr. Sean sighs and rubs his forehead. “I’m confused, Jel.”
“Okay. Everything he did and said led me to believe he was going to ask me out and I really got my hopes up. But then he told me that, although he wanted to ask me out, he couldn’t because I’m not ready.”
“And then you kissed him?” I nod. “And then I slapped him.”
Happy Birthday, Angela’s Song and congratulations, AnnMarie Creedon!
One of my favorite ways to promote the Theology of the Body is to recommend novels with a great TOB message. My publishing company publishes novels with Theology of the Body themes.
Speaking of novels we publish, our company has recently signed a contract with author Erin McCole Cupp to publish her suspense novel, “Don’t You Forget About Me!” We look forward to working with you, Erin!
Want to learn more about the Theology of the Body? Interested in promoting it? This list is not all-inclusive…and pardon the shameless self-promotion of my own TOB books… (Note: not all of these books have been published by Full Quiver Publishing.)
The Mystery of Things (Debra Murphy)
Emily’s Hope (Ellen Gable)
In Name Only (Ellen Gable)
Stealing Jenny (Ellen Gable)
Passport (Christopher Blunt)
Angela’s Song (AnnMarie Creedon)
Fatherless (Brian Gail)
Lessons in the Journey (Patrick Dawson)
Do you have any favorite TOB novels to add? Please feel free to comment below!
Copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Angela’s Song (Kindle edition) by AnnMarie Creedon (published by Full Quiver Publishing) will be free tomorrow (January 15) and Wednesday (January 16).
Catholic Sistas posted a wonderful interview with the author, AnnMarie Creedon, today.
Sarah Reinhard recently posted this review at her website:
“Great story. Real characters. Good writing. This book was, in some ways, applied Theology of the Body. It’s romance that’s just about what I like and Catholicism not shoved down my throat.
Guys, be warned: I’d call this chick lit. Gals, be encouraged: it’s gooood. It’s “name a big well-sold author” good. It’s completely Catholic, but it’s also completely honest. It presents real life in a way that will make you think that you could be lunching with these people. This book deals head-on with issues that Catholic women face, and it doesn’t apologize for Church teaching or for human mistake. Rather, it explores what could happen.”
Sarah Reinhard also listed Angela’s Song as one of her ten favorite novels for 2012!
Download your free Kindle copy of Angela’s Song on January 15 or 16.
Angela ‘Jel’ Cooke is a widow and mother of three who stays busy so as not to have to face the fact that her marriage was damaged and her husband, Devin, died before it could be repaired. Her good friends realize that no amount of home made lasagna, volunteering at church or late night games of Yahtzee can heal Angela from past regrets. When she meets Jack, the teacher of a class she is taking, he challenges her to face her demons. What follows is the poignant, yet often hilarious saga of how Angela overcomes her guilt and learns to love herself and others.
To purchase Angela’s Song, click here:
Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.
Here are my Quick Takes:
1. In Name Only Review
Special thanks to Trisha Potter for this amazing review of In Name Only.
2. Growing Up in God’s Image
Growing Up in God’s Image: A New Approach to the Facts of Life talk has continued to sell well on Amazon. The Kindle version is now available.
3. Only Eight Days to the Release of Angela’s Song!
Angela’s Song, a Catholic novel by AnnMarie Creedon will soon be released by my publishing company, Full Quiver Publishing. Check out the novel’s website for more information.
4. Kayak Rides
I’m thoroughly enjoying a weekly kayak ride with my husband (who, as a newly retired person takes his boat out daily, weather permitting). Admittedly, I have to get in line because other members of the family want to accompany him as well. The weather remains warm and the scenery is breathtaking.
5. Waiting at the Window
This whole school bus thing is new to me, since in the past our high school attending children just drove to school with Dad. I dutifully wait at the window until they get on the bus. I figure if they have to wait, then I should wait with them.
6. More Books on My Reading/Review List
7. Many Hands Make Light Work – Cartoon
Copyright 2012 Ellen Gable Hrkach