Europe

It was the day before Christmas in a small Russian village. Alexi's babushka was telling him what Christmas was like when she was a girl-before the soldiers came. "Our church was as crowded as a pod full of peas. Candles made the church as bright as the sunniest day. Watching over us was the...Read more
The Kitchen Madonna
Marta is unhappy. For quietly aloof Gregory and his sister Janet, Marta, with her thick Ukrainian accent, her good cooking, and her stories, is the anchor of the house. Mother and Father, both busy architects, are gone all day and sometimes at night. Marta is always there; and the children, sensing...Read more
Augustine Came To Kent
It is the year 597 and Pope Gregory is sending a select number of his monks, led by Fr. Augustine, to re-evangelize England. Young Wolf, born in that land but raised in Rome, accompanies his father, Wolfstan, who goes as a guide and interpreter. Though the King of Kent's wife is a Christian, the...Read more
Under A Changing Moon
When Paula returns from her quiet boarding school, she must learn anew to cope with a home that includes five rambunctious brothers, two eccentric aunts, bibliophile uncle, old Babbett, and energetic Mama. With Paula trying to adapt herself to new responsibilities and a new adult world, her...Read more
Rolf, son of Hiarandi the Unlucky, is a character who exemplifies the effect of Christ's teachings upon the Icelandic people during their heroic age. The book is set in Iceland in the days when Christianity has come to the island though the old customs still linger. Hiarandi, at the urging of his...Read more
The year is A.D. 781. King Charles of the Franks is crossing the Alps with his family and court on a journey to meet with Pope Hadrian. One frosty night he speaks to his young son Carl: When we come to Rome you will know that I am naming you my heir. One day you will rule over all my lands. . . ...Read more
Sicilian Mystery
While his father pursues business concerns elsewhere in the Mediterranean, sixteen-year-old Neville Brown from England has a chance to explore the volcano on Stromboli, an Aeolian island north of the coast of Sicily. Neville, whose primary goal is to get some exciting photographs of the volcano for...Read more
Secret of the Shetlands
The lonely, windswept Shetland Islands, lying between Scotland and Norway, play their own strategic part in unraveling the surprising puzzle that is innocently triggered off by a red beaked puffin. Friends Sinnie and Lisbeth, both sixteen, are out looking for flotsam to salvage after a three day...Read more
The Rose and Crown
Melisande, a girl with actors' blood in her veins, finds life dreary; her family runs a London inn, "The Rose and Crown." Then, in November 1849, Rafael le Marre arrives, bringing Mel's lost cousin Toby with him. Unexpected experiences swirl in Rafael's wake: Mel meets Catherine Ayre and...Read more
Red Hugh, Prince Of Donegal
Here's another one of those 'They could make it into a movie!' books that keeps you always wanting to read just one more chapter. Red Hugh was a true champion for Irish liberty from Queen Elizabeth's constricting reign in the late 1580's and beyond. Hugh's capture, imprisonment, and escape from the...Read more