Kristen Rinaldo

Kristen Rinaldo is a revert to the Catholic Church. She is a cataloging librarian and lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband and young daughter. Kristen holds a B.A. in English and a Master of Library Science, both from the University at Buffalo. She is an aspiring writer of both fiction and non-fiction.

Book Reviews by Kristen Rinaldo

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The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot

“Not forgiveness, Father.  I do not seek forgiveness. Just to talk. Just to confess the events of my life.”

What if the greatest traitor of all time wasn’t really dead?  What if he was alive, immortal, and present throughout history? 

The Devil has made Judas his own apostle, needing to sustain himself on a perverted version of the bread of life. He has had 2,000 years to wreak havoc in various parts of the world with the Devil as his guide and teacher in the art of the manipulation of men.  He has had roles of power and wealth throughout decisive moments in hist...

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League of Angels

League of Angels opens overlooking the crowds in St. Peter’s square.  The Pope looks out over those who have gathered.  However, instead of seeking the Pontiff’s blessing, these people have come to protest with false accusations and hostility.

The Lumen Corporation has infiltrated the governments of the world, crafting an environment where God is not tolerated and the faithful of all religions are persecuted and destroyed. The public is taught that God is the enemy of human progress and fulfillment. Most of the world has bought into these lies.

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Lost Abbey

In 1611, Oldbourne Manor is a safe haven for Jesuit priests in England during a time when Catholics pay recusancy fines for not attending Protestant church services and Jesuits are hunted as criminals.  Susannah, the youngest maid at the manor and a devout Catholic, finds herself torn between loyalty to family and to the Church. When she sees her sister sneak out in the middle of the night to meet up with Christopher, a Protestant, Susannah is unsure how to act.  When she finds that her sister has accepted an English Bible from Christopher it endangers the entire household.

Mary, Susannah’...

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