The Glaston Secret Commendations

Commendations of for the previous version of The Glaston Secret:

The Secret of Glaston Tor is a gripping yarn that has all the ingredients any adventurous reader could desire. Time travel, wartime adventure, interrogation by the secret police, a desperate attempt to escape from France against all the odds. And it’s all woven together with a golden thread of religious truth. Who could ask for more?

Joseph Pearce, Director of the Center for Faith and Culture, Aquinas College, Nashville

The Secret of Glaston Tor is a moving story about the power of prayer, love, and goodness, that reaches God’s heart and inspires miracles. It takes us to the heart of the Christian mystery. It is a beautiful story about the pure wish of a child that touches the kind heart of a shopkeeper who makes her dream come true. Donal Foley’s book illuminates the nature of a true wish and gives a glimpse of why these wishes—the deepest desires of the heart—come true.

Dr Mitchell Kalpakgian, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Wyoming Catholic College

A door opens up to another time and place, and three cousins suddenly find themselves thrust into a daring adventure none of them expected. Saving people in Nazi-occupied France is dangerous enough, but how will they get home?

“Parents and target audience members alike be assured: Donal Foley has written an exciting adventure for fans of time-travelling fiction and historical adventures. Ancient Marian shrines, plucky young heroes, priests and resistance members—and nefarious Nazis to boot. Read and enjoy!”

John McNichol, author, The Young Chesterton Chronicles, 1 & 2, and The King’s Gambit


Comments about The Secret of Glaston Tor:

“Compelling read … very good story … good plot … religion dealt with in right way … joy in reading it.” Fr. B.

“Gripping stuff for the age group it is directed at, with just the tight approach and tone … particularly liked the time/place atmosphere you managed to create.” L. M.

“It’s certainly very readable, and you have concocted a fascinating plot … The build-up of excitement towards the end was fantastic!” M. B.

“I very much enjoyed the novel … I can imagine children finding it very exciting indeed … a good balance of pace, conversation and explanations. I particularly liked the characterisations, and the natural way that you introduce ‘apologetics’.” S. D. L. B.