Nine Days – Book Review


Nine Days: A Novel
Author: Christine Pisera Naman
Publisher: Kirk House Publisher, April 1, 2014
112 pages


From Goodreads:

Twenty-three year-old Mary Grace Mastrianni returns home to face her past. Having had a lonely childhood after the painful death of her mother, she thought she left it all behind her when she escaped to New York City to attend college and build a new life. But after being forced to return to sell the family home, memories of her early years surround her, making her come to terms with unresolved feelings and desires she had pushed away for so long.

My thoughts:

It only takes a day to read Christine Pisera Naman’s tender Christian story, but the lessons learned from Nine Days: A Novel will last a lifetime. The story moves quickly and reminds me of the writings of Catherine Marshall. As you read the tale of Mary Grace Mastrianni, you will be filled with so much peace and grace. I enjoyed the growth I saw in Mary Grace’s character and it is through her character that we get to know her mother. I especially loved the surprising ending.

There is also a discussion guide at the end of the novel with some thought provoking questions.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Caterpillar Kisses: Lessons My Kindergarten Class Taught Me About Life, 2005
Christmas Lights: A Novel, 2007
The Believers, 2011
Faces of Hope 10 Years Later, 2011
Faces of Hope, 2002




Christine Pisera Naman Christine has appeared on many national television programs including the Today Show and Fox & Friends, featured in a variety of national and local print and online outlets and interviewed on numerous radio shows around the country. Prior to her illustrious writing career, Christine was a Catholic school Kindergarten teacher.  For additional information please visit her at


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