A Whisper to a Scream (The Bibliophiles: Book One)
“Some books you read, put down, and forget all about, but I promise you this won't be one of them.”
— Kindle Fire Department
— Publishers Weekly
“I could easily imagine I was reading non-fiction, so well drawn were the characters in the book. With fluid prose and realistic dialogue, the novel is as much a psychological study as a novel about contemporary marriage - the daily demands of raising a family, career versus children, infertility, infidelity, extended family, and hobbies outside of work and home.”
— The Book Dilettante
She could be your sister, best friend, wife, daughter, neighbor.
An overwhelmed stay-at-home mom whose husband is too preoccupied with work to spend time with his family.
A PR executive scared to death she waited too long to have the baby she has always wanted.
When they meet through a Classics Book Club, each thinks the other one’s life is so much better than her own.
But, is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence?
A vivid portrayal of contemporary marriage and its problems, A Whisper to a Scream speaks to a longing in all of us, a yearning that might start as a vague notion, but eventually grows into an unbearable, vociferous cry.
Until My Soul Gets It Right (The Bibliophiles: Book Two)
"Until My Soul Gets It Right is another winner...Five stars"
— BigAl's Books and Pals
"I read it entirely in one day, I just couldn't put it down! Catherine Elbert inspires you to go out and do the things you want to do."
— Goodreads review
"This excellent addition to the series will endear readers to the Bibliophiles indefinitely!"
— Lovey Dovey Books blog
You can't run away from yourself.
Catherine Elbert has never been good at making decisions, whether it was choosing an ice cream flavor as a small child, or figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. The only thing Catherine knew for sure was there had to be more to life than being stuck on her family’s farm in Wisconsin.
While watching a PBS travel show, Catherine becomes entranced by Portland, Maine. The ocean. The lobsters. The rugged coast. Nothing could be more different from the flat, nondescript farmlands of Burkesville.
Despite her parents threatening to disown her and her brothers taking bets on how many days until she comes home, Catherine settles on Peaks Island, off the coast of Portland.
She is finally free. Or so she thought.
Until My Soul Gets It Right is a story about growing up, making peace with your past, and finding a little love along the way.