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 of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count. Her booklet, The Handy Little Guide to Prayer, is available from Our Sunday Visitor.