Every October 7, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. What many may not know is that this title was bestowed on the Blessed Mother after the Battle of Lepanto in 1571—the most epic sea battle in the history of Christendom.
Lepanto’s Lady is based on the real-life events of the Battle of Lepanto and introduces readers to Rosa, a young girl from Amalfi who must use her strength and cunning to stay clear of slave traders and ruffians as she travels alone in search of her father, who has been captured by enemies.
Can Rosa manage this treacherous journey with the help of newfound friends? How will she find and save her father? Lepanto’s Lady is a riveting tale that demonstrates the undeniable power of the Rosary.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Laurie Schmitt is the author of Champions of the Rosary. She is a veteran homeschooling mother of nine who lives with her family in rural Wisconsin.
“Here history mixes with legend, and adventure mixes with drama. Risk leads to honors, and adventures lead to vocations. Our Lady of Guadalupe and Joan of Arc make appearances, and the power of Our Lady of the Rosary is proved through the tale of two young people from a family like yours and mine. Recommended.”
Nancy Carpentier Brown, Author of The Father Brown Reader