Cheri Laser and her new novel "Separation of Faith: A Novel" rings in a wonderful new literary voice.
"Separation of Faith: A Novel," by Cheri Laser begins in 1945 post World War II. Abby Ryan, formally Sister Mary Abigail who was brutally attacked. An army captain, Sinclair Mellington, attempted to stop the attack but was too late. Sinclair becomes a very important player in Sister Abby's life both emotionally and legally.
Abby goes home to Seattle to recover physically and emotionally from her attack. Ironically, Sinclair and his family also live in Seattle. After Sinclair's active duty was over, he decided to resume his studies at the University of Washington, in which he eventually became a prominent lawyer with his own law practice. Both Abby and Sinclair keep in touch throughout the years. 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.
"Separation of Faith: A Novel," is rich with believable, authentic characters and the splendid plot moves along perfectly with intrigue, suspense, sorrow, and redemption.
In a recent interview, the author said: " 'Separation of Faith' is a journey of discovery--contemporary characters who find out stunning things about themselves--unveiled through flashbacks about characters and events in the 1940s. The headline on the press release "Reminds Us that Knowing Who We Are Is Prelude to Uncovering Our Destiny."
"Separation of Faith: A Novel is a perfect story! This is not a novel to be missed but read , read again and shared with family and friends. Cheri Laser's talent with words, plot and character makes this novel an instant classic. Get a copy now!
"Separation of Faith: A Novel" by Cheri Laser
Publisher: iUniverse Star (July 20, 2010)