by Lisa M. Hendey

Publisher: When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever? Find out in The Secret of the Shamrock.

My Review: 3.5 stars

Patrick’s mother volunteers him to help clean St. Anne’s church on Saturday. He is not happy, but when the bells chime at noon, Patrick and his pet tree frog, Francis travel back in time to Ireland where he meets St. Patrick. On his journey, Tommy wrestles with the mystery of the Trinity and learns about trusting in God. Will St. Patrick be able to help him get back home? This is a story that mixes some Christian teaching with some adventure. This would be a good book to have in a library of a Catholic or Chrisian School or in a library at a church. The illustrations are simple but add to the story.

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