As work gets finalized for my new novel, The Gate, every "i" is getting dotted and every "t" is getting crossed...and my editor is making sure I spell everything correctly, that the word "Rosary" is properly capitalized, the novel's continuity is correct (I did write this book over two years!), and everything is as it should be. My graphic designer, the talented Roseann Nieman of Niemanart Graphics, is putting the finishing touches on the front and back covers of the book. Once again, Sandy Casali LewAllen has created the beautiful cover art, as well as an image inside. Squeal! I'm getting excited and can't wait to share the cover with you SOON!
In the meantime, I have been blessed to have some lovely endorsements from two holy priests who have read and reviewed The Gate, and I'll share those with you here!
From Father Brett Brannen, former vocations director of the Archdiocese of Savannah, GA and the author of To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood:
"A wonderful novel about faith, the pain of growing up, and trying to choose the Good. The Gate reminds us of God's plan for every person, for our happiness and spiritual growth, and how He reveals it in very different ways. Nancy Carabio Belanger takes us on an exciting journey that shows how He sends special people at various times in our lives to help us find our true, God-predetermined vocation."
Also, from Father Christopher Pietraszko, priest of the Diocese of London, Ontario:
"The book itself is a great promoter of vocations because it doesn't fall into what I might call sentimentalism. Rather, it takes a real-life situation and places Christ right into it. It shows how priests are human, and called to conversion, and how God leads them."
Please pray for this book, dear readers, that it will reach many of the young souls that God loves so very much!