One of Seventeen, which tells the story of a young girl who is adopted as one of seventeen children in a blended family by a childless young couple. The girl, Caitlin, is timid and naïve and takes her time about growing up, but in her loving family, she finds her way through kindness and patience. Although challenged by repeated heartbreak and responsibility, she grows up to be a compassionate adult, a loving mother and finds that her dreams really can come true. The novel fits in the category of young adult inspirational fiction.
"One of Seventeen, written by Catherine Nagle, is a captivating love story about the integrity of the blended family. The story is one that is hard to put down. I was drawn into the characters’ lives, and laughed and cried as I read this engaging, entertaining book. As I was reading, I was thinking about how this book would be so good for character analysis or a book study. The love and hardships of this family felt genuinely realistic. Catherine Nagle is a passionate author, who impressively knows how to capture her audience. A fantastic read for fans of romance!"- KATHLEEN PHILLIPS, 2nd Grade Teacher, Bozarth Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada