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Chalice Media Group Signs USA Today Bestseller Nicole Evelina’s "Catherine’s Mercy" into New “Chalice Stories” Fiction Line

Chalice Media Group Signs USA Today Bestseller Nicole Evelina’s "Catherine’s Mercy" into New “Chalice Stories” Fiction Line

August 15, 2022


(ST LOUIS, MO) Chalice Media Group is honored to announce the acquisition of Catherine’s Mercy: A Novel by USA Today bestselling writer Nicole Evelina. Based on a true story, Catherine’s Mercy brings to life Irish reformer and Sisters of Mercy founder Catherine McAuley.

In 1824, Catherine, a Catholic spinster of 44, unexpectedly inherits millions. However, she doesn’t use it to climb the social ladder or snare a husband; she uses it to fulfill a lifelong dream of building a refuge for the poor and sick of Dublin, Ireland. That an unmarried woman would dare propose such a thing is so scandalous, even her own brother calls it “Kitty’s Folly.” Society turns against her. The Church tries to take over. Catherine must defend her choices or lose not only her inheritance, but her reputation and life’s calling.

One of the first women who seeks Catherine’s help is Margaret, a maid in the house of Lord Montague, the loudest of Catherine’s detractors. Daring to protect herself from his advances and rebel against his maxim of total obedience, Margaret is forced to flee for her life. She desperately approaches Catherine for help, setting off a series of events that haunt Catherine all her days and prompt a rule that holds today, in the real-life Sisters of Mercy.

The book is the second in the newly-launched “Chalice Stories” line from Chalice Media Group.

About the Author: Nicole Evelina is a USA Today bestselling writer whose work has received more than 40 awards, including four Book of the Year designations. She was named Missouri’s Top Independent Author by Library Journal and Biblioboard as the winner of the Missouri Indie Author Project in 2018. She has also received the North Street Book Prize and the Sarton Women’s Book Award. She has presented at international, national, and regional writing conferences including the Historical Novel Society North American Conference, Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Missouri Conference on History.

Catherine’s Mercy: A Novel by Nicole Evelina
 June 16, 2023 | Chalice Stories | ISBN 978-0-827207-50-9 | $17.99 | Tradepaper
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