OTTAWA, Ontario, July 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- What started out as a hobby writing novels with a Christian message has turned into a full-time profession for author Ellen Gable, whose newly-released novel "A Subtle Grace" deals with the sensitive and relevant topics of obsession and stalking and is already a bestseller.
Sacrificial love is a common theme in Gable's books. This novel's setting is 1896, in Philadelphia. Kathleen O'Donovan, age 19, is unmarried with no prospects. Fearing the lonely fate of an old maid, her impatience leads to an infatuation with the first man who shows interest. The suave, handsome son of the local police chief seems a perfect match. But will her impulsive manner prevent her from recognizing her true beloved? A disturbing turn of events brings a dark shadow that threatens the life-long happiness she desires.
Although now living in Canada, Gable is originally from the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. She uses her knowledge and love of Philadelphia history to create rich, realistic settings.
The author's books have been collectively downloaded more than 500,000 times on Kindle and "A Subtle Grace" spent six weeks at #1 on Amazon.com (Kindle books) in April and May. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Erin McCole Cupp, author of "Don't You Forget About Me" says, "Reading 'A Subtle Grace' was like riding a Victorian-era wooden roller coaster: a luscious historical setting that provides a tantalizingly dangerous thrill ride." AnnMarie Creedon, author of "Angela's Song" says that this book "… is a masterfully written illustration of the difference between lust and love, between rashness and fortitude, between mere existence and truly living…" Trisha Niermeyer Potter, blogger at "Prints of Grace" says, "The storytelling is masterful, the characters fascinating, and the writing is of high literary quality."
"A Subtle Grace" is the second book of the "O'Donovan Family" series, but both novels can be read independently. In 2010, the first O'Donovan book, "In Name Only," won the IPPY Gold Medal in Religious Fiction, and Gable's books have all received the Seal of Approval from the Catholic Writers Guild. Gable has appeared numerous times on EWTN's Bookmark with Doug Keck and on the Son Rise Morning Show.