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Separation of Faith
Separation of Faith
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  • Aug.16.2010
  • 9781450232197
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  • Hardcover
  • Aug.16.2010
  • 9781450232180

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In the summer of 1945, as World War II is ending, Abby Ryan is studying to become a nun. On the serene grounds of the convent in Kettle Falls, Washington, she is assaulted by trespassers and rescued by Sinclair Mellington, a handsome army captain attending a retreat at the institution. Decades later, in the fall of 2008, Isaiah Mellington, a middle-aged unemployed attorney, receives a letter written by his now deceased father asking him to wrap up loose ends in the wake of Sister Abby's passing--loose ends that turn out to be connected to a life she lived outside the convent. As Abby's death hijacks the lives of three families, betrayal encroaches upon Isaiah as well. And a half century of lies unravels, shredding the very fabric of everything he's ever known.
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In the summer of 1945, as World War II is ending, Abby Ryan is studying to become a nun. On the serene grounds of the convent in Kettle Falls, Washington, she is assaulted by trespassers and rescued by Sinclair Mellington, a handsome army captain attending a retreat at the institution.

Decades later, in the fall of 2008, Isaiah Mellington, a middle-aged unemployed attorney, receives a letter written by his now deceased father asking him to wrap up loose ends in the wake of Sister Abby's passing--loose ends that turn out to be connected to a life she lived outside the convent.

As Abby's death hijacks the lives of three families, betrayal encroaches upon Isaiah as well. And a half century of lies unravels, shredding the very fabric of everything he's ever known.

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"Dear God," she said plaintively, once she'd listened to Isaiah's voice explaining his revised itinerary. "Oh no--not now," she whispered as the color began to fade from her fresh facial. "Not yet."

Brushing a surge of exasperating tears from her eyes, she rose, walked over to her desk, and opened the center drawer. After sifting through her collection of notebooks and newspaper clippings, she removed a small leather address book, closed the drawer, and returned to the loveseat ...

Fingering the address book, she hesitated before turning the pages to the last part of the A's, where her eyes came to rest on her husband's handwriting. "Abby--Sister Mary Abigail, Lady of the Valley Convent, Kettle Falls." Just below that notation was another listing that read "Sister Veronica," which had a single red line drawn through those printed letters. Written next to that was "Tess now--1971," followed by a phone number and the words "house, not convent."

Sarah picked up the telephone but then lowered the handset just as quickly into her lap and took another sip of coffee. When she raised the pone again, nearly an hour had evaporated before she'd summoned enough courage to make the call.

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Please let me hear from you if you decide to give Separation of Faith and/or The Truth About Cinnamon a try. Hearing from readers is the most important thing to me about this business. Thanks so much!

About Cheri

After earning a degree in Communications with a Minor in English, Cheri Laser spent 25 years in a corporate marketing career. But she never stopped writing during that time, having won prizes for her work in high school and college. Ten years ago, she began reinventing...

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