Here’s a book that has kept me up too late at night this week: readers will feel that they are eyewitnesses to second-century events as they read Georgios, a historical novel by A.K. Frailey. Georgios, the protagonist, is a 13-year-old boy who runs away from home after hearing distressing news. The novel covers his travels, adventures and learning experiences.
This book is also the beginning of a story of a faith journey, as readers are introduced to some of the earliest Christians. It is obvious that more than one character is seeking the truth; little by little they are guided toward Jerusalem in search of the second generation of Christ’s followers.
This novel is first in a series, so be prepared for a cliffhanger ending. I’m already pestering the author to finish the next installment!
Georgios: Hidden Heritage book 1 is appropriate for middle-school and teen readers and is available in paperback and Kindle format.
About the author: Ann Frailey writes from her rural home while educating eight children. Her family-friendly novels are packed with adventure but never lose sight of higher ideals.
Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, and Secular Franciscan. A freelance writer, Barb serves as Editor for CatholicMom.com and is a contributing writer to Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine. Barb blogs at FranciscanMom.com and shares her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at CookandCount.wordpress.com