St. Patrick’s Day Special Episode with Leslea Wahl

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Author Interview with Leslea Wahl – St. Patrick’s Day Special 2018 


Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! On this Irish holiday   share fun, entertaining stories about St. Patrick’s Day that encourage kids dream, play, and try their luck.

In our exciting interview with Leslea, you’ll discover 3  St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids,  great for stirring up the excitement and interest.  And, they’re just plain fun to read. Get your cup of coffee ready, and let’s get to know these perfect books for learning about and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! 


The Secret of the Shamrock (Chime Travelers)

When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever? Find out in The Secret of the Shamrock.

Book 1 in the Chime Travellers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.

Purchase Link: Amazon


Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl

“Erin’s Ring” by Laura H. Pearl is a delightful Catholic young adult novel.  It is about true love and devotion to the Catholic faith and to family.

Using a broken Claddagh ring as a jumping off point Molly sets off to discover it’s history. Along the way she makes some friends and delves deep into the history of her town and her Parish. Erin’s Ring eloquently shows that conflicts of faith were just as common in the 1800s as they are now but also that any struggle can be overcome. Catholic YA Fiction doesn’t get better than this!


Purchase Link: Amazon


The King’s Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland by Susan Peek

An insane king. His fleeing daughter. Estranged brothers, with a scarred past,risking everything to save her from a fate worse than death.Toss in a holy priest and a lovable wolfhound, and get ready for a wild race across Ireland! Will Dymphna escape her deranged father and his sinful desires?

For the first time ever, the little-known story of Saint Dymphna, The Patron Saint of the Mentally Afflicted, is brought to life in this fast-paced adventure novel for young adults. Teenage girls will see that Dymphna was a real flesh-and-blood girl, just like them, while teenage boys will meet heroes they’ll love. Voted one of the TOP 10 BEST CATHOLIC BOOKS OF 2017 by Catholic Reads and used in Catholic high schools nationwide.


Purchase Link: Amazon


Hope you enjoy reading these books as much as we did hearing about it!


Here’s some more information about Leslea Wahl

Leslea WahlLeslea lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. Their own life of adventure includes traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to use their own talents and gifts to glorify God. Leslie has been a creator of stories with ideas swirling through her head. She is thrilled now to be able to share some of them with others. For many years she has been driven by a belief that our purpose in life is to use our gifts to glorify God and lead others to Him. She feels blessed to have found a way to intertwine her two passions by creating adventurous stories with positive Christian messages for today’s youth. Not only does she hopes to entertain with her writing, but also to inspire others to find their gifts as well.

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A big thank you to Leslea Wahl for joining us and for sharing these wonderful St. Patrick’s Day books with us!


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