Sunday, May 23, 2010

What I Bought at the Dayton Conference

Small Steps for Catholic Moms by Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss

The Search for the Madonna: A Saints in Progress Story by Donna Alice Patton, illustrated by Julia Fahy

Bleeder: A Mystery by John Desjarlais

Awakening: A Crossroads in Time Book by Claudia Cangilla McAdam


Mary G said...

I really liked Bleeder and the JP2High was a good read ... I can't wait to get my hands on Regina Doman's book (altho I think dd will get first dibs.....)

Renee said...

Can you tell us more about Small Steps for Catholic Moms?
Our moms' ministry does 2 book studies each year.. checked on amazon but there was no "look inside'

Maureen said...

I plan a review eventually. But for now ... do you remember when Danielle and Elizabeth did that Lenten series -- Think / Pray / Act? Each day they posted a meditation. Here's an example:

It's kind of like 365 days of that. Each day is a meditation of Think / Pray / Act. Each month focuses on a different virtue to work on.

Very nice!

Maureen said...

I'm reading the history mystery first. My 10-year old caught me reading it today and is begging for it but I'm already half way through.

Next I think I'll tackle Bleeder. The teen girls are fighting over the Forty Cyberthieves book.

Eventually, I'll get to them all.

Danielle and Elizabeth's book will be easy as it's just a snippet each day.

Renee said...

Thanks Maureen. Sounds like a good book but not designed for a book study

Donna Alice said...

Thanks for featuring my book, Maureen. It was great meeting you at the conference. Hope you enjoy the mystery! Donna Alice Patton

johnny dangerous said...

Thanks, Mary G, for your kind words about BLEEDER, and thank you, Maureen, for having it on your reading list. Renee mentioned book studies and I'm glad to say that I've posted a book club discussion guide for BLEEDER at my Facebook page "Notes" area. I recently sent the manuscript for the sequel to Sophia Institute Press for their evaluation. VIPER features Latina insurance agent Selena De La Cruz as the protagonist.
Grace and peace,
John Desjarlais

Maureen said...

I found John's Facebook group at