If you want your children to have wholesome companions, then joyfully welcome Olivia into your home! While other contemporary literature focuses on the dark side, Nancy Carabio Belanger's heroine nourishes your children's souls and leaves them edified, energized, and enlivened to live our Catholic faith generously. --Colleen Hammond, author of Dressing With Dignity
With Olivia's Gift
, talented author Nancy Carabio Belanger delivers another treat for young readers, and the young at heart who love them. You'll be entertained and inspired by this story of loving and serving others, which should be on the required reading list for every Catholic school. --Lisa M. Hendey, author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms
Parents looking for a book that...promotes wholesome Christian values and the Catholic faith will want to get their hands on Olivia's Gift.
Pro-life values are subtly underscored in a moving chapter...and Olivia's turning to her favorite saint for help ultimately leads her to do the right thing, after taking a few wrong turns along the way. Even better, her example influences her friends to become better persons themselves. --San Antonio Today's Catholic
A story of the human spirit...offers a unique and fresh way to celebrate the life of St. Therese of Lisieux. --The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada
About the Author
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. She says that Therese's Little Way is a reminder to all of us who feel like we can do nothing, that we aren't old enough, smart enough, etc. We can all make little sacrifices to please God.
Her first book, Olivia and the Little Way, was a 2009 Catholic Press Association book award winner, children's books. It was also a 2010 recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval.
Like Olivia, Nancy loves to cook and be in the kitchen, trying new recipes. She also enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and relaxing with a good cookbook, reading it like a novel. Nancy graduated with degrees in English and journalism from Michigan State University. When she is not writing, she works as a freelance proofreader. She lives with her husband and two sons in Michigan.