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Title: Armor of God chapter books

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: medieval fantasy

Audience: children ages 6-9

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: April 2019 – March 2022

ISBNs (individual titles):

978-0997674781 (Belt of Truth)

978-1734992908 (Breastplate of Righteousness)

978-1734992915 (Boots of Peace)

978-1734992922 (Shield of Faith)

978-1734992939 (Helmet of Salvation)

978-1734992946 (Sword of the Spirit)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"The Armor of God books delightfully teach children to love and strive after virtue, while entertaining them with interesting stories. I love how this final book in the series helps children to appreciate the Word of God and sparks their interest in learning Bible verses. The powerful lessons in this exciting story are needed by our children to help arm themselves against the enemy of their salvation." ~Sister Mary Roberta, Teacher"

Series Description:

Follow George Pennington and his friends, students of Knight School for Boys & Girls, as they get into trouble, face adventures, and strive to earn each piece of armor. Based on the Scriptural Armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-17), this six-book fantasy-adventure chapter book series appeals to the universal and timeless quest for virtue and inner strength. The story themes and “Brother Coll’s Catechism Lessons,” weaved into each story, are perfect for children preparing for or who have recently made their First Confession and First Holy Communion.

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Title: Tortured Soul

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: supernatural thriller

Audience: adult

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBNs: 978-0997674774 (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"Theresa Linden's Tortured Soul gives an accurate, captivating, and "novel" way for readers to learn about and better understand the Church's teaching on purgatory. Thank you, Theresa!" ~Susan Tassone "The Purgatory Lady", author of Day By Day with the Holy Souls in Purgatory: 365 Reflections

"Theresa Linden brings devotion to the Holy Souls to a new audience with Tortured Soul. Not everyone will read the historical books or pray with devotional texts, but many will read novels. A wonderful reminder to pray for our beloved dead." ~Fr Edward Looney, author of A Heart Like Mary's

Back Cover Copy:

A single woman thrown out of her family home. A terrifying specter that only she sees. A dark connection between his past and hers… After her father’s tragic death and her mother’s more recent passing, loss leaves an emptiness she can’t fill. But now thirty-two-year-old Jeannie Lyons must leave her family home, the one place that lets her keep alive the memory of her parents. She moves into an old house on the edge of town, one too big for just her and her three-legged cat, but she soon gets the impression she’s not alone. Her brother thinks she has an overactive imagination. Her sister-in-law thinks she needs counseling. The man her brother’s been trying to set her up with is the only one who seems to believe her, but can she trust him? Having nowhere else to turn, she must face her inner demons and confront this soul from beyond the grave... Set in modern times, this supernatural thriller is loosely based on the apparitions to Eugenie von der Leyen (1867-1929).

Title: Chasing Liberty (book 1 of trilogy)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: dystopian

Audience: teen/adult

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: Sept 2015

ISBNs:

978-0996816809 (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

“I just finished the book, it was excellent. It is a hypothetical of what could happen to this country and the world when government controls you from cradle to grave and how a young woman by the name of Liberty is chasing just that liberty and freedom. It is a must read as this book takes you further in what happens to a society that is government run than the book Agenda 21 by Harriet Parke and Glenn Beck.” Joe Goldner, co-host at The Truth Is Out There-Voice of the People Radio Show

Back Cover Copy:

Set in the not-so-distant future, Chasing Liberty is a young adult novel about a woman who wants to direct her own life, instead of having it controlled by the government. This novel explores the loss the individual faces when government is allowed to grow too big and reach too far. The traditional family is nonexistent. Human life loses value. The earth is elevated above man.

 

Title: Testing Liberty (book 2 of trilogy)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: dystopian

Audience: teen/adult

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: Oct 2015

ISBNs: 978-0996816823 (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

“A great sequel to Chasing Liberty. It takes up from the first story and carries it forward. You meet more characters, also thoughtfully drawn. It is full of action and surprises, as well as thought provoking ideas. It is totally believable, as our society heads the way of the Regimen thinking today. I like how Dedrick and Liberty draw closer, although she has to atone for what she caused to happen in book one. I can't wait for the wrap-up in the last book. I hope they overthrow the Regimen and return America to its roots” ~ReadThreeKbks, book reviewer

Back Cover Copy:

Set in the not-so-distant future, Testing Liberty is book two in the young adult Liberty trilogy. Moving from one trial to another, this story follows Liberty to her final sacrifice as she learns that true freedom is within, cannot be taken away, and is worth fighting for.

 

Title: Fight for Liberty (book 3 of trilogy)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: dystopian

Audience: teen/adult

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBNs: 978-0996816885 (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

“Fight For Liberty, just like the first two books in the trilogy, is a fast-paced page turner, and brings a fantastic and satisfying conclusion to the story! Linden has an amazing ability to build characters with such depth and put them (and us) in rich, layered and realistic environments. She is a pleasure to read and I'm looking forward to diving into the rest of her books! Highly recommended!” ~Brittany Cermak

Back Cover Copy:

"He has sent me ...to set at liberty those who are oppressed..."

Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia has gained a deeper understanding of true freedom but having it for herself is not enough. Prompted by the inner voice that has guided her for years, Liberty is compelled to bring the freedom she possesses to others in Aldonia. While unsure of how to carry out this mission, she is willing to risk all to accomplish it.

Threats from outside the Boundary Fence and threats closer to home cause chaos and confusion that have everyone unsure of what direction to take. Troubled by Liberty’s risky choices, Dedrick wishes he could convince her to leave for the colonies. But Liberty has chosen Aldonia over him. When faith, family, and freedom have been squashed, what can one person or even a group do to reclaim the culture?

Title: Roland West, Loner (West Brothers series)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: December 2015

ISBNs: 978-0996816847 (print) 978-0996816854 (digital)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"If I was allowed to choose only one novel this year that was not only sheer delight to read, but also had the most profound impact on my spiritual life, it would be - without a shadow of a doubt - Roland West, Loner.”   ~Susan Peek, bestselling author of teen fiction

Back Cover Copy:

2nd place winner of the 2016 Catholic Press Association Teen & YA Book Awards. Despised by his older twin brothers, new to River Run High, friendless, and the subject of cruel rumors ... Roland West has a plan. He wants to get his tutor back and avoid high school by proving himself on his father's upcoming assignment in Italy. Before the trip and while his father is away, he must avoid falling victim to his brothers' schemes. To get free from his brothers' first trap, he ends up accepting the help of Peter Brandt, a kid from school who lives nearby. Not sure if he can trust Peter, he finds himself drawn to Peter’s inheritance, an old, mysterious locked box. The secret of the inheritance may have the power to change the life of this loner.

 

Title: Life-Changing Love (West Brothers series)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBNs: 978-0996816861 (print) 978-0996816878 (digital)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"With its strong pro-life message, Life-Changing Love will open the doorways to many great conversations about what love and life are all about.”   ~A.J. Cattapan, author of the award-winning book Angelhood

Back Cover Copy:

Caitlyn Summer, soon to be fifteen, must practice old-fashioned courtship with high parental involvement, but she has a terrible crush on shy Roland West and she has competition from a girl with no restrictions. As Caitlyn struggles to remain faithful to God, her parents, and herself, her best friend gets pregnant and might get an abortion. When Caitlyn discovers her mother's past mistakes, she begins to resent all the guidelines her parents expect her to follow. The characters in Life-Changing Love face the questions: Who am I? Where am I headed? How am I going to get there?

 

Title: Battle for His Soul (West Brothers series)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBNs: 978-0997674705 (print) 978-0997674712 (digital)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"Loved this book! Will be passing on to my teenager to read. Really found myself thinking about the spiritual battle raging on around us. I found comfort in the author's explanation of the Angels that surround us. So many messages and explanations of the roles of temptation and prayer in our daily lives.”   ~Catholic Press Association

Back Cover Copy:

1st place winner of the 2017 Catholic Press Association Teen & YA Book Awards. Jarret West, a rich teenage boy, has been accustomed to having control over others and getting his way. When his life begins to fall apart, his guardian angel Ellechial hopes now is the time for his conversion. Jarret must be freed from the deep clutches of Deth-kye, the demon bent on seeing him in hell. The fate of several others depends upon Jarret’s conversion. While Jarret gets ensnared in Deth-kye’s traps, Ellechial can provide little help since Jarret doesn’t pray, doesn’t believe, and hasn’t listened to him in years. Ellechial hopes Jarret’s twin brother, who has recently found God, will be able to influence him. But Jarret goes on vacation with his father and younger brother where temptations only increase. Meanwhile, Jarret’s twin and other teens form a prayer group and begin to pray before the Blessed Sacrament unaware of the power they provide the angels. Though Ellechial gains strength, Deth-kye wins victory after victory. His weapons: emotion, vice, and memories. Who will win the battle for Jarret’s soul?

 

Title: Standing Strong (West Brothers series)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBNs: 978-0997674729  (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"I was so excited when I found out that Theresa Linden, one of my absolute favorite authors for teens, had written a new novel in her West Brothers series. Ever since the release a couple years ago of “Roland West, Loner,” the first book in the set, I've been totally in love with her characters and dying to read their further adventures. Her new story, “Standing Strong,” does not disappoint!”   ~Pax et Bonum, book reviewer

Back Cover Copy:

Having just confessed his sins to his priest--more sins than a kid his age should have--Jarret jumps in his Chrysler 300 and races to the outskirts of town. Emotion overwhelming him, he pulls off the road and flings himself face down behind an outcropping of rocks. Ever since that life-changing night in the canyon, Jarret has felt the presence of the Lord in his soul. Now that presence is fading. Is it his fault? How will he remain faithful without it when he still struggles against the same temptations? ​Meanwhile his twin brother, Keefe, questions whether he has a calling to religious life. He's gone along with Jarret's bad schemes for years. Is he worthy of such a calling? What would he have to give up to pursue a vocation? Keefe reads everything he can about St. Francis and the Franciscans, but he’s afraid to talk to his father about the Franciscans' upcoming discernment retreat because his father seems closed to faith. Is he ready to go all in?

 

Title: Roland West, Outcast (West Brothers series)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBNs: 978-0997674767  (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"Roland is stuck in a hard place. He is reserved but is pushed to join a new group trying to counter intolerance. But soon he feels like any view but his is acceptable. Linden handles these elements in a masterful way. And they are questions and attitudes that could be taken from the headlines of almost any paper today. An excellent read for teens, and for us older folks that just love a great read.”   ~Steven R. McEvoy, Book Reviews & More

Back Cover Copy:

He's searching for the truth but is he ready to proclaim it? For shy Roland West, speech class is synonymous with humiliation. The last thing he wants is more attention from the gossips and troublemakers of River Run High School. But when an outcast’s house is viciously vandalized, Roland needs to find the perpetrators—before they strike again. Yet nothing is as straightforward as it seems. Suspected by the police and ridiculed for his beliefs, Roland draws closer to the sinister truth. When the perpetrators threaten a good friend, can Roland overcome his fear of speaking out and expose them?

 

Title: Fire Starters (West Brothers series)

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBNs: 978-0997674798  (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"Fire Starters makes an excellent gift for Catholic teens, especially those in the Confirmation years. Linden manages to address so many lived experiences of Catholics surrounding the sacrament while never departing from the West Brothers (and friends) world, everyone remaining in character - though if you read the series from beginning to end, you'll see how dramatically these characters have grown, particularly Jarret West.”   ~Carolyn Astfalk, inspirational fiction author

Back Cover Copy:

The moment Peter Brandt discovers archenemy Jarret West is a Confirmation candidate, the ceiling of St. Michael’s Church caves in. He soon learns none of the West brothers have received the sacrament: Keefe is looking forward to it, Roland hates drawing attention to himself, and Jarret doesn’t think he's worthy. Before Peter gets over his shock, whispers of bad news surround him. Parishioners suspect that the parish will soon close and be merged with a neighboring, newly remodeled church. Peter’s friend Caitlyn is anxious to help, but her life comes crashing down when her mother leaves to aid her aged parents. Now Caitlyn is homeschooling with a neighboring family and caring for her younger siblings, and she can’t see her friends at school. Peter and Caitlyn soon suspect that someone might be behind the potential closing of their church. Not one to give up easily, Caitlyn suggests the Fire Starters help with preparing the West brothers and saving the church.

Title: Anyone but Him

Author: Theresa Linden

Genre: contemporary

Audience: teen/adult

Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBNs: 978-0997674743  (print)
Distribution: Ingram

Editorial Review(s):

"I absolutely loved this book!  It pulled me in immediately and kept me enthralled until I finished it (yes, in one sitting!)  

The characters are believable and well-developed, the story engaging, and the setting visually made me feel like I was experiencing the story.  As with Linden’s other books, the writing is high quality. I only figured out the mystery of how Caitlyn was injured a few pages before it was revealed.  I especially appreciated the author’s illustration of how the husband and wife fell in love through letters, flashbacks and memories. The truth is, anyone (even a callous, selfish, lustful man) can begin life anew in Jesus and become a saint-in-making. Anyone But Him is exactly what Catholic Fiction should be: enthralling, entertaining, believable and with a beautiful pro-life message. Highly recommend!" Ellen Gable, Full Quiver Publishing

Back Cover Copy:

Her perfect husband would love Jesus above all and would love her because of her love for Jesus. He would be faithful and gentle and have a heart for others. So how did Caitlyn Summer end up marrying the bad boy who had gotten her best friend pregnant in high school and pushed her to have an abortion? Unable to remember the past three years or understand why she would’ve moved so far from home, Caitlyn can’t believe she willingly married such an overprotective, bossy, and jealous man. In this emotionally-charged mystery romance, ANYONE BUT HIM, Caitlyn struggles to solve the mysteries of her amnesia and her marriage. Suspicious circumstances surrounding her husband tempt her to leave and start life over, but they also challenge her Christian faith and convictions. The arrival of her first love, her husband's younger brother, intent on helping her regain her memory, offers a glimmer of hope. Together they uncover secrets involving her coworkers and the local abortion clinic, but nothing to explain why she married this man. Who changed – him or her?