A Miracle for St. Cecilia’s is a heartwarming story that all lovers of Christian fiction will find uplifting and entertaining. St. Cecilia’s, an old, outdated Catholic Church in a small New England town, is about to be closed down, much to the dismay of the faithful townsfolk. What will become of Father James Flaherty and the aging Father Keene - and what of the flock? When faith and hope endure, even miracles are possible.
©2002 Katherine Valentine (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
This faith based story set in a charming small town held the appeal for me. However I had problems following the timing of some of the action. There were flashbacks that I didn't know were flashbacks until later in the story. At the end we skip from Good Friday to Sunday with apparently no Saturday. These kinds of problems spoiled an otherwise sweet story for me.
I liked this book enough that I'm willing to try the second in this series.
It was ok. Not memorable but not terrible either.
I might because I like stories like this
This book was on a list of recommended reading for fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series. There is actually a reference to that series in this book. I did enjoy the apparent sincerity of faith of the characters. This is a good "Sunday afternoon" listen.
"A Miracle for St. Cecilia's" is a terrific story, whether one is Roman Catholic or not. Full of characters who could easily be one's neighbors and friends, with a plot that is capable of renewing, or strengthening one's belief in miracles, it grabs one by the heart and grants one wings. It truly is a story of the kind of faith that is so needed in this sometimes dismal world. Mr McLarty does a terrific job and is a real pleasure to listen to. Kudos to Ms. Valentine for the opening entry in a series that stands right up there with Jan Karon's Mitford novels .
heartwarming, neighborhood, friends
The Jan Karon Mitford series. It is about a Man of God, his church members, and the towns people living together. How God works everything out and the choices we make.
Yes I did. He has a warm voice. Very expressive.
Yes, but life wouldn't allow such luxury. Besides it prolonged the ending. Like the Jan Karon books, I find that I miss the characters once I'm finished reading.
I hope the author plans to write a series.
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