By Erich Segal
They met as youngsters, innocents from diverse worlds. And from that second their lives have been fated to be perpetually entwined. Timothy : deserted at delivery, he unearths a home--and a stunning career--within the Catholic Church. however the vows he is taking can't guard him from one soul-igniting ardour. Daniel : The scholarly son of an exceptional rabbi, he's destined to stick with in his father's footsteps. And destined to wreck his father's middle. Deborah : She used to be raised to be docile and dutiful--the excellent rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to uprising. And into world's the patriarch might by no means dare imagine.
Reaching throughout greater than 1 / 4 of a century, from the cruel streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the beauty of 2 holy towns, Rome and Jerusalem, this is Erich Segal's so much provocative and bold novel to date--the unforgettable tale of 3 striking lives...and one forbidden love.
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Ah," he murmured, "perhaps we might receive some justice this time. " Moments later they appeared. "Good afternoon, Reverend," the policeman said as he removed his cap. "I'm Officer Delaney. " "Well, here's the malefactor," the policeman an AC7'S of FA17'H 41 swered, pulling at the young boy's collar as if to hoist him like a trapped animal. "I'm ashamed to say that Tim Hogan here's my ungrateful nephew. " "Oh," said the Rav. "So this is Margaret Hogan's son. " Tim asked. "In a distant way. " Tuck glared at Tim.
Getting married is the most important event in a woman's life. " She stopped herself. "Someone you hardly know at all," Deborah bitterly finished the thought. Rachel shrugged uneasily. "Well, there's that aspect, too. But do you know something, Deborah? Arranged marriages sometimes work out better than so-called romantic ones. " Yes, Deborah thought. Because it's almost impossible to get a divorce. "Rena darling," Rachel whispered to her stepdaughter tenderly, "I'll share a very private truth with you.
Suddenly matchmaking has become a beauty contest! " "More than a little," Rena muttered. "Rena," the rabbi pleaded, "he's a pious boy and he'll make you a fine husband. " Good for you, Rena, Deborah thought to herself. " asked the rabbi in a tone of melodramatic astonishment. " Danny suddenly leapt to Rena's aid. ACTS of FAITH 45 "But Father," he interjected. "What about the Code of Law? Even Ha Ever 42:12. " Had this come from anyone but his adored son and heir, Moses Luria would have fumed at having any of his statements questioned.
Acts of Faith by Erich Segal