As a devout Catholic, I am hard pressed today to find any entertainment that honestly portrays my life as a Catholic. I’m not talking about sermons and theology. I’m talking about real world characters that happen to be good Catholics.
Hollywood’s hatred of Catholicism continues unabated with HBO’s The Young Pope and ABCs The Real O’Neals, to name but two. They’re distorted versions of the Catholic faith, showing Catholics as hypocrites or unscientific or out of touch. Even shows like Bones have a main character (Booth) who is Catholic… he’s just a really bad one. He’s slept around a lot and doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.
That’s one of the reasons I wrote the Gabby Wells Thrillers. They’re a novel series about a young teen sleuth who also happens to be Catholic. In the first novel, Kneel & Prey, she feels she is asked by God to try and stop an impending tragedy. Gabby must find a murderer while also struggling to live up to the high demands of her faith.
As Author Elise Kova said after reading the book… “It’s like Nancy Drew and The Hunger Games had a Catholic baby.” That about sums it up.
You can download the ebook of the first novel in the series for free. All four novels, in ebook and paperback, are available on Amazon. And, if you’re part of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, you can read all four novels for free.
So, if you’re looking for a book series written about Catholic characters trying to live their faith during extraordinary circumstances, then take a moment and check out the Gabby Wells Thrillers. It’s a fun ride.