Secrets: Visible & Invisible by Carolyn Astfalk, T.M. Gaouette, Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Cynthia T. Toney, Corinna Turner, and Leslea Wahl
Secrets: Visible and Invisible is a collection of short stories by seven CatholicTeenBooks.com authors. As described by Mark Hart of Life Teen International, who provides the foreword, “Each story reveals something different about the human heart and our constant (though, often veiled) desire for truth and virtue.”
Secret (n.) – something kept hidden from knowledge or view; a mystery.
In a dystopian future, an innocent picnic turns deadly!
Elijah knows nothing of the elderly stranger’s secret past–until her disappearance changes everything.
A mysterious, ever-changing painting alarms a group of teens.
The 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.
For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17 RSV-CE)
I am one of the contributing authors to this Catholic teen anthology. Working with these fabulously talented authors on this collection was an incredible experience. We have all supported each other through our joint website – CatholicTeenBooks.com – and were excited to join forces for this project. Some of the stories are related to the author’s published works while other stories have brand new characters but they all revolve around some kind of secret. There is something for everyone in this collection – a story about a Saint, a dystopian tale, a unique love story, and some intriguing mysteries. Secrets is a great way to become acquainted with seven different Catholic authors.
A Note From the Reviewer:
As a writer and a mother, I’m always searching for wonderful Christian books for teens of all ages. I truly believe one way we can encourage teens in their faith is through fiction with positive messages, embedded in great stories. There are many fantastic Christian and Catholic teen novels out today but they can be hard to find. I’m excited to share some of these books with you.