Author Carmela Cattuti was initially compelled to write her great aunt’s story and began it as a journaling project for a class she was teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. “When I began, I never anticipated writing three books, but the story evolved, and I needed the space to properly honor my great aunt’s life. She was an amazing woman and I’m proud to share her story,” says Cattuti. “This book really dives deep into Angela’s connection to the spiritual world more than the first two books.”

The novel is already earning early praise. "This family saga celebrates Angela’s life in a wonderful way! The author has taken us on a journey not only through time, but also into the unseen world in this last installment of her life story,” says award-winning author Valerie Biel. Other reviewers say, “The trilogy concludes with the gift of recognizing that nothing is fixed in time. The fabric of history entwines and thrives within each person, through relationships. Angela recognizes the unseen friends, who guided her from childhood trauma to secure family, ultimately dwell within her, are her."

Cattuti’s previous novels in this series have been called “articulate, engaging, and thought provoking.” Other reviews have said that her books, “perfect examples of historical fiction,” and “beautifully written with deep, rich characters.”

Cattuti started her writing career as a writer for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. She is a writer, painter, and yoga instructor in Boston. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature at Boston College, she began to write creatively and teach writing courses.

“The Benevolence of New Ideas” (along with the other two titles in the series) are available at all major retailers in paperback and on Kindle for ebook. To learn more about Carmela Cattuti, please visit her website at