Another one of our book suggestions for tween girls is none other than Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman's Fabiola. This novel sweeps the reader to the early Roman persecutions where martyrs shed their blood for the prosperity of the Church and for the conversion of sinners.
Fabiola may be the smartest and richest woman in Rome, but her Christian friends find that there is one thing lacking: her soul does not reflect the light of truth. Fabiola is amazed to find that somehow there is a great division in the behavior of those around her.
Little does she know that all those she most admires are of the Faith she most despises: Christianity.
Looking around herself, Fabiola sees them each fall, one by one, into the traps laid by the pagan Roman state and face death. Their examples are outstanding and, though they do not know it, the conversion of the proud and haughty Fabiola will someday be the fruit of their sufferings.
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