Thomas’s carefully built life
has been shattered. Everywhere he turns, he finds tragedy. After being left at
the altar, he retreats to a remote castle in the mountains of Northwest Montana
to live with an old college friend dying of lupus. But their painfully peaceful
seclusion is ripped apart by the news that Thomas’s brother, an Episcopal
priest, has killed himself–and his sister-in-law is abandoning her
seven-year-old daughter, Catherine, into Thomas’s care.
After her unexpected arrival
into this grim corner of the world, Catherine slowly breaches the isolation and
penetrates the self-absorption. Like the prayer wheel on the wall of a nearby
convent, Catherine gently but surely pulls the various dying people around her
into the robust company of the loving and living.
Catherine Wheels is a lyrical novel of hope and redemption, the honest
story of men and women who have had their zest for life knocked out of
them–damaged souls who are slowly brought back to health by a little girl who
knows something the rest of them either never knew or had forgotten: something
about prayer, love, and sacrifice. Download and start listening now!