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22 June 09


A huge THANK YOU! to those who have added reviews and blurbs about The Saint and the Fasting Girl to blogs and review sites.

Thank you to Historical Novel Society and Wisteria Leigh for their review
An excerpt: “Richenda’s writing excellence is shown in her realism and specificity for detail. …There are many characters who provide support to the story, but Georgia clearly will remain a favorite as the resolute and courageous heroine. Anna Richenda’s novel is a beautiful, well-researched mystifying tale of endurance, hope, and love.”

Thank you to the Gail Pruszkowski at for her review
An excerpt: “the story and the strength of the writing hooked me immediately. I could not put it down.”

Thank you to David Morton for his review on his blog Inspiratorium
An excerpt: “Anna has created her own version of the medieval religious life, with miracles, visions and enough action and villainy to keep the reader breathless and wanting more.”

Kay’s Bookshelf is an amazing book review website, thank you so much to Kay for her review
An excerpt: “Another thing I liked about the book was the writing itself. Everything is detailed and has sort of a cinematic quality to it — I could easily “see” all the scenes, like I was there with the characters. So much so that at times I entertained the idea of a movie being made out of this book :) “

Thank you to Angelrose for this observation: “gloriously debunks the myth that anti-intellectualism, anti-feminism & rigid hierarchy are the essence of religious piety rather than hindrances thereof; a vivid and compassionate historical novel.”

For all things Historical Fiction, thank you to Ana T. at Historical Tapestry for the review.
An excerpt: “I found this a very interesting and original story with its focus on monastic life and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about that period.”

Blodeuedd’s review

Read Arleigh’s news release of my novel and website on her blog

Read Father Dale’s blog entry and review. (While you’re there, check out the good work being done on behalf of Dominican Children from right here in Washington State.)

More to come!

Anna Richenda



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