Catholic Teen Books is happy to announce their newest member: Sarah Robsdottir!
Sarah is a Catholic convert, a homeschooling mom to seven boys, and a regular contributor to Aleteia and National Catholic Register.
When a pamphlet arrived in her mailbox describing the grave dangers water gatherers in developing nations face daily, Sarah locked eyes with the girl on the front cover and knew she had to tell her story -- a challenging, multi-year endeavor that would result in her 2023 Catholic Media Association Award-winning debut novel Brave Water.
A portion of the book's proceeds are being donated to aid in water acquisition and to fight human trafficking around the world.
Check out Sarah's latest on-camera interview at Shalom World.
Brave Water story summary:
Girls are disappearing on their way to the spring...
Will fear stop Talitha, the sole water gatherer for her hut, from searching for her friend—even if it means scaling the walls of the mine owners' compound, where locals are shot on sight?
And will terror block Moses’ path—or can this teenage hunter battle an underground human trafficking ring with ties to the cities on the other side of Great Mountain?
Join Talitha and Moses on their journey, one marked with violent drug lords, crippling jealousy, blinding anger, but also…tremendous beauty. And, the flutters of first love.
Meet other villagers and colorful characters along the way, all of whom are grappling with dire loss after a recent mine explosion. Become acquainted with multiple generations of a missionary family who sacrificed all, moving out to the African bush to fulfill a driving passion—one that most would call a crazy dream. Listen, as ageless questions are carried in on the hot winds of the Great Red Valley: Do you know what it means to truly be brave? And, what if you had to risk your life for a simple cup of water?
Check out Catholic Reads review of the book HERE!