Readers all agree....
Katherine Valentine novels showcase ordinary people
discovering faith in the midst of seemingly insurmountable
problems. Once begun, they are almost impossible to put down.
A cherished Rosary is given to a homeless woman in a gesture of the Father's love. Two people are transformed that day. The woman, who was filled with hopelessness and despair, awoke to the revelation that she was greatly loved by God. And the giver, who felt that she had little to offer the Lord, became a purveyor to a powerful source of intercessory prayers reflected by a strand of beads.
The Gift is the story of the small beginnings of a lay ministry that has taken the Rosary from a devotional that many consider passé to a worldwide phenomenon that is bringing comfort and miracles to those who have lost their way.
Emma Smith is married to the Vice President of a private bank. They have a high school senior son who is about to enter an Ivy League college. They live in the most fashionable section of town and vacation to exotic places. To the outside world the Smith's have everything. Then tragedy strikes.
Emma's husband disappears with a large sum of the bank's money and the family's savings accounts. Within weeks, Emma and her son are stripped of everything and forced to move into the city projects. With no marketable skills, Emma feels abandoned and without any hope for the future.
But God has other plans.