This is one of those books that keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. My favorite Segal. Great characters and great storylines!
A wonderful book about three friends: Deborah and Daniel are a brother and sister of Jewish descent and Tim is an 'orphan with living parents' who grows up Irish-Catholic.
Deborah and Daniel's father is a prominent rabbi who assumes that his son will follow in his footsteps. Daniel breaks his father's heart when he decides not to become a rabbi and Deborah also breaks her father's heart when she decides to become one because it is expressly forbidden that a woman become a rabbi under Orthodox Judaism. Even more problems arise when Deborah and Tim, who is now working his way up the ladder of the Roman Catholic priesthood, fall in love.
Julie L., Resident Scholar
review from allreaders.com
From the back: His most provacative and ambitious novel to date-the unforgettable story of 3 extraordinary lives and one forbidden love. Timothy: His vows can't protect him from passion. Daniel: Son of a rabbi, but not sure of his path. Deborah: Love leads docile woman to rebellion.
The lives of two men who grew to become a priest and a rabbi and how their lives interacted.
I really enjoyed this book. I was hoping it would never end. The background into the religions of Catholicism and Jewish faith was so well researched. It just shows how much we as humans are all alike.
This was a book that I really enjoyed. While it was a bit of a love story, I thought it was also a very interesting look into both the Catholic Church as well as the Jewish faith. I thought even though the book was written some time ago, it worked into the fabric of the story the debate about priests getting married, about the struggles we all have with challenging things that we have grown up with and been taught from the very beginning. It also is a testament to redemption, to finding your way and to doing what your heart tells you.