In Search for the Hidden Garden, readers will meet Saint Therese as a fifteen year old living in Lisieux in the months before entering her Carmelite convent. An imaginative historical novel, the story focuses less on Therese herself and more on the ways she helps the heroine, Charlotte Delacroix, grow in her love for Jesus.
This welcome addition to Pauline Kids Friends with the Saints series takes readers into the heart and mind of a young girl coming to grips with life and unraveling a mystery, but is the mystery the location of a hidden garden for children, or is it the mystery of how to create a life by doing small, good things for others and thereby for God.
Sherry Weaver Smith follows up her acclaimed novel The Wolf and the Shield with the story of a friendship that transcends social class, lifes challenges, and even death itself.
Author: Sherry Weaver Smith; illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh
Publisher: Pauline Books and Media
Grade Level: 2nd-5th