Separation of Faith

A Novel

by Cheri Laser



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/22/2010

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781450232197
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781450232180
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781450232173

About the Book

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 years earlier by his now deceased father, asking him to wrap up loose ends in the wake of Sister Abby’s passing. He travels to Kettle Falls, expecting to only be there for a weekend; instead, Isaiah discovers that Sister Abby’s loose ends are connected to a life she lived outside the convent. Eight days after his arrival, he is still in Kettle Falls with four women—an aging former nun who is the keeper of Abby’s secrets, a romantic interest of his own, and two others whose lives are being hijacked by Sister Abby’s past.

As betrayal encroaches upon Isaiah as well, a half century of lies slowly unravels, shredding the fabric of everything he has ever known and everyone he has ever loved.

About the Author

After Cheri Laser earned a degree in communications, she spent more than twenty-five years in corporate marketing roles, eventually becoming a freelance editor. Her first novel, The Truth About Cinnamon, earned Editor’s and Reader’s Choice designations from iUniverse. She currently lives in the New York Metro area of New Jersey.