From Ghosts to a Mystical Saint Who Bore the Stigmata…
Award winning author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, best known for her Ghosts of Long Island books, presents her most inspirational work in her debut novel The Medal.
When twenty-one-year-old pastry chef Bethany Fitzpatrick says goodbye to her own dreams to stay home and care for her disabled father, her faith and life are shattered, until years later when a mysterious stranger—who seems to have stepped straight off the set of The Godfather—appears in her bakery, tells her about a deceased Italian friar named Padre Pio who performed miracles, and restores Bethany’s faith in God, herself, and even…angels.
For those who are caretakers, for those who have lost their faith, for those who have given up on themselves and in God, this book is for you. Intertwined in this beautifully written novel is the incredible true story of the life of Padre Pio, the stigmatic who continues to perform miracles even after his death.
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IPPY Award Silver Medalist – 2013
International Book Awards Finalist 2014
Woman of Distinction Award – State of New York 2014
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist – 2013
USA Book Awards Finalist – 2013
Best Author on Long Island – Third Place – 2012, 2013 & 2014
Five Star Readers Favorite – 2012
Advanced Praise for The Medal…
“The Medal encourages all of us to think about the lessons God intends us to learn, if we are to find profound meaning in the “cards we are dealt” in this lifetime. Ultimately, life is not just about sickness and health, or even life and death. It’s about how we choose to take this journey, when to decide to take a leap of faith, and when we allow ourselves to open up to those we can trust and love along the way.”
–Richard Scheinberg, LCSW, BCD- author of Seeking Soul Mates, Spirit Guides, and Past Lives
“Inspiring and faith filled –The Medal brings us along one woman’s journey as she navigates life’s heartaches eventually finding her way back to her own heart — and true faith, with a little help from a cannoli eating angel, proving that even God has a sense of humor!”
– Danielle Campbell, Journalist & Anchor, News 12 Long Island
“Bethany’s journey of caring for her father with progressive multiple sclerosis, hits home with so many people who care for those with a progressive chronic illness. A beautiful story told with warmth and love that is sure to resonate with people of all faiths.”
– Pamela J. Mastrota, President & CEO National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Long Island Chapter
“A powerful, thought provoking, and moving journey in search of the modern day miracle. The Medal will have you believing.”
– Chris Collora, Reporter, Long Island Online News
Testimonials from Readers
Just finished “The Medal.” It is one of the most amazing, inspirational books I have EVER read! Thank you for writing it! – LeeAnn Palubiak, Denver, North Carolina
Such an incredible, inspirational book! Gives hope to those who feel like they can’t go on anymore in dealing with difficult circumstances! – Karen S., Richmond, VA
A wonderful story. I have a renewed faith in God and the power of prayer. In fact I had never heard of Padre Pio until reading this book. Now I want a medal and a statue. I am an MS patient from Sagamore Beach, MA. – Lisa Kelley, Sagamore Beach, MA
The Medal is an outstanding story of a young woman growing in faith through the intercession of St. Padre Pio. The book is filled with hope and the need for perseverance in prayer. A powerful message of never giving up the belief that miracles happen in God’s time, and that anything is possible with God! A great read for all ages. – Fr. Stephen Donnelly, Associate Pastor, St. Patrick’s Church, Huntington, Long Island, NY
Loved this book. I have been telling my friends and family it is a Must Read. It hits close to home in many ways and made me believe again. It will warm your heart and give you faith to believe miracles do happen.– Jeannette Edge, Northport, NY
I just finished The Medal. I cannot tell you how wonderful the read was. I lost my husband last September and my faith has shown me so many of the same sort of miracles and angels that your book portrays. Thank you. You have created something very special. – Maria Scorzelli, Reeves Park, NY