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"...a real delight for yourself and your kids, a great way to immerse yourself and your 'tweens in the Little Way. I was completely pulled in by the story, which reads like Anne of Green Gables in that it is timeless and relevant." —Cheryl Dickow, author and president, Bezalel Books "Nancy Carabio Belanger captures the struggles children deal with when their peers are unkind and untruthful. She has good insight into the motives which often lead children to do what they shouldn't, and she understands the need children have to feel accepted.... This is a book that nourishes the soul and teaches while it entertains." --Fran Rutherford, book reviewer --Tiber River Catholic Book Reviews "This book offers a unique and fresh way to celebrate the life of St. Therese of Lisieux. It is a wonderful and engaging novel suitable for all but especially for tweens. They can share Olivia s life lessons as she deals with different relationships and real challenges." --The Catholic Press Association announcing Olivia and the Little Way as an award winner --The Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada
Nancy Carabio Belanger has loved to write ever since she was a little girl. She used to write fiction stories in math class when she was supposed to be listening to the teacher, a practice she certainly does not recommend to her readers. She has a great love for St. Therese of Lisieux, and can relate to the great saint's sometimes tempestuous and oversensitive personality. She says that Therese's Little Way is a reminder to all of us who feel like we can't do enough: we can all make little sacrifices to please God. A graduate of Michigan State University, she lives with her husband and two sons in Michigan. "Olivia and the Little Way" is a 2009 Catholic Press Association book award winner, children's books. It is also a recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval. The sequel, "Olivia's Gift," has also won an award from the Catholic Press Association, and is a recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval. Her newest Catholic novel for pre-teens is "The Gate." It is the first-place winner for Best Catholic Novel in the Catholic Press Association 2014 Book Awards.