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Novels

  1. We'll Never Tell Them
  2. Cover for Fire of Love
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Articles

  1. We Cannot Remake Ourselves

    November 17, 2017 4:17 pm Leave a Comment

    I recently traveled to Minnesota to attend a good friend’s wedding. It was great to catch up with him and visit with others. I got to tour the wonderful Minneapolis Institute of Art with Catholic artist Timothy Jones, and also for the first time met with a cousin I hadn’t… Read more »

    Tags: Everywhere in Chains family history Terrapin We'll Never Tell Them

  2. General Escobar’s War

    November 15, 2016 2:01 am Leave a Comment

    “The best Spanish novel about the Spanish Civil War.” — Álvaro Mutis, Author, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature   Winner of Spain’s prestigious Planeta Prize for fiction, this historical novel takes the form of an imagined diary by General Antonio Escobar,… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history Spanish Civil War war

  3. The Time Before You Die

    August 20, 2016 9:31 am Leave a Comment

    A powerful, beautifully written historic novel of loss, finding and being found, set in a very traumatic period in Europe. The turbulent sixteenth century saw the disintegration of medieval Christendom as it was split into sovereign states. This was particularly destructive in Tudor England where rapid switches in government policy… Read more »

    Tags: England faith historical fiction history martyrdom

  4. Ben-Hur

    August 20, 2016 9:19 am Leave a Comment

    Ben-Hur is the classic, best-selling book behind the many famous film versions. The author, Lew Wallace, created a literary biblical epic in this exciting and inspirational story of friendship betrayed, revenge, and, ultimately, forgiveness and redemption. Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ”, Ben-Hur is the story of the fictional main… Read more »

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  5. We'll Never Tell Them

    We’ll Never Tell Them

    July 28, 2015 8:13 pm 1 Comment

    Kristjana, a nurse in England, flees twenty-first-century London in order to avoid a decision about her future. While attending a dying man in a Jerusalem hospital, she escapes into another woman’s past and discovers there the courage to embrace her own destiny. Through his vivid storytelling, Kristjana’s cancer patient, Leo… Read more »

    Tags: ebooks England Europe history romance World War I

  6. The Wife of Pilate

    March 5, 2015 1:23 am Leave a Comment

    These three novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort, newly translated for the first time into English for this volume, are from her later works of historical fiction, in which she displays her mastery as a dramatist of ideas. The Wife of Pilate imagines the slow, arduous… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history saints science

  7. Rose Trabbic

    Discovering the treasures of novelist Louis de Wohl

    September 15, 2014 7:30 am 7 Comments

    Several years ago, I bought a novel by Louis de Wohl as a birthday present for my husband. At the time, I was a little burned out on stories about the saints, so I gave no thought to reading it myself. Fast forward three years, and I am given the… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Louis de Wohl novelists recommendations saints St. Augustine St. Francis of Assisi St. Helena St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Thomas Aquinas The Golden Thread The Joyful Beggar The Living Wood The Quiet Light The Restless Flame

  8. Iota cover

    Iota: A Review

    September 3, 2014 6:30 am Leave a Comment

    This review originally appeared in Ignatius Novels author Roger B. Thomas’s personal blog, A Prince of the West (post here). Reprinted in full with permission. I’ve heard it said that if the world made sense, men would ride sidesaddle. I’m going to up that by claiming that if the world… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Iota novelists reviews T.M. Doran Terrapin Toward the Gleam World War II

  9. The Leaves Are Falling

    March 24, 2014 6:45 pm Leave a Comment

    An octogenarian bookseller living alone in London has found a description of his father, as a young doctor in 1920s Breslau, in a story about Weimar Germany. Perhaps his own story might be worth telling? In 1945, as a sixteen-year-old boy rescued from the ruins of Europe, he arrives at… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history literature novels war World War II

  10. Cover for Fire of Love

    Fire of Love

    July 15, 2013 2:42 am Leave a Comment

    Born into an upper class family in Castile, Spain, Gonzalo de Yepes had good prospects—that is, until his father was ruined in a speculative venture. After his father died a pauper, Gonzalo was welcomed into the home of a rich uncle, who intended him to marry one of his younger… Read more »

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