Lucia of Fatima by Kathryn Griffin Swegart
Lucia of Fatima tells the riveting story of Our Lady’s visits to three children in the year 1917, told like never before. Walk with Lucia as she experiences doubts, persecution, and joy. Read of Lucia’s courage in the face of nightmares, threats, and armed soldiers.Based on Lucia’s memoirs and those of her Carmelite sisters, little known facts are brought to light, including her friendship with Saint Pope John Paul II who believed that Our Lady of Fatima saved him from death in an assassination attempt.Lucia of Fatima is sure to inspire young and old alike.
What an amazing story. I’ve enjoyed all of the books in Kathryn Griffin Swegart’s Brave Hearts series, but this one is my favorite. These books about faithful servants of God are truly inspirational. I was familiar with Lucia and the incredible miracle that occurred at Fatima, but this book provided more details than I’d ever known before. Based on Lucia’s memoirs, this story offers more insight into the Fatima events, as well as Lucia’s life after the miracle. While this book is written as a middle-grade novel, I would recommend it for anyone interested in this incredible real-life story.
Through the beautiful writing, the reader feels like they know and understand Lucia. From the struggles she dealt with at home, to the sweet relationship she had with her cousins, and her unwavering devotion to her faith, Lucia was an inspiring woman. Thank you, Kathryn Griffin Swegart, for sharing this edifying story.
A note from 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.