cathy GohlkeCathy Gohlke is the two-time Christy Award–winning author of the critically acclaimed novels Promise Me This, William Henry Is a Fine Name, and I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires, which also won the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year Award and was listed by Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2008.  Cathy has worked as a school librarian, drama director, and director of children's and education ministries. When not traipsing the hills and dales of historic sites, she, her husband, and their dog, Reilly, make their home in Maryland.

Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29: 11-13- “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”


 
Band of SistersBand of Sisters
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Maureen O'Reilly and her younger sister flee Ireland in hope of claiming the life promised to their father over twenty years before. After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor, Colonel Wakefield, has died. His family, refusing to own his Civil War debt, casts her out. Alone, impoverished, and in danger of deportation, Maureen connives to obtain employment in a prominent department store. But she soon discovers that the elegant facade hides a secret that threatens every vulnerable woman in the city


     

 

 2013 INSPYS Short List

Promise Me ThisPromise Me This
Cathy Gohlke
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Michael Dunnagan survived the sinking of the Titanic, thanks to the courage of Owen Allen, and promised to help Owen's family, his younger sister, Annie, in England and the rest of the family living in New Jersey, since Owen could not. Michael started to communicate to Annie through letters, but her anger over her brother's death was steeped in each of her responses. Eventually, Annie begins to lay aside her anger and their letters become friendlier. Michael saves up enough money to bring Annie to America just as WWI breaks out in Europe...then all communication with Annie ceases!


     

 
I Have Seen Him in the WatchfiresI Have Seen Him in the Watchfires
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When his father joins the Union Army, 17-year-old Robert Glover reluctantly vows not to enlist until he turns 18. But when his cousin Emily writes seeking help for Uncle Albert---imprisoned at Fort Delaware---he unwittingly becomes embroiled in a Confederate escape plan! Can Robert find answers on matters of family, faith, and freedom for all?


     

 

 2007 Christy Award Winner Young Adult/ Finalist for Best First Novel

William Henry is a Fine NameWilliam Henry is a Fine Name
Cathy Gohlke
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Coming of age is never easy, but in the pre-Civil War South, it's especially confusing. Thirteen-year-old Robert must grapple with his father's involvement with the Underground Railroad, his mother's anti-abolitionism, and the fact that his own best friend---an African American---is subject to the effects of slavery. Can he take a stand for justice?


     

 
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