Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition Act of Contrition focuses on the intimate relationship between Regina a widow and Michael a young doctor whose wife left him for another man Having found happiness in one another they desire nothi

  • Title: Act of Contrition
  • Author: Janice Holt Giles Wade Hall
  • ISBN: 9780813191492
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Act of Contrition focuses on the intimate relationship between Regina, a widow, and Michael, a young doctor whose wife left him for another man Having found happiness in one another, they desire nothing than to be together Yet in the eyes of the Catholic Church, Michael is not free to divorce his wife and marry Regina In an emotional climax Regina must decide if shAct of Contrition focuses on the intimate relationship between Regina, a widow, and Michael, a young doctor whose wife left him for another man Having found happiness in one another, they desire nothing than to be together Yet in the eyes of the Catholic Church, Michael is not free to divorce his wife and marry Regina In an emotional climax Regina must decide if she loves Michael enough to give him up or if she ll force him to choose between her and God.By modern standards, Giles s love scenes are tasteful, and the general atmosphere of ecumenism within today s Catholic Church renders moot many of the tensions in the novel Yet in 1957 Giles s agent and publisher feared the work would cause irreparable harm to her reputation As late as 1972 Giles was revising in the hopes of seeing the novel published Finally her wish is fulfilled.Janice Holt Giles 1905 1979 , author of nineteen books, lived and wrote near Knifley, Kentucky, for thirty four years Her biography is Janice Holt Giles A Writer s Life.

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    • Susan says:

      Before you read this book, keep in mind that this is a period piece. Written in the 1950s as it was, the idea of a Catholic being forever married to his/her first spouse, despite marital infidelity, is the driving force of the novel.When she wrote the book, Janice Holt Giles felt it was one of the best books she'd written. I won't disagree with her. She submitted the book to her publisher twice, and was twice told that the world wasn't ready for it. She does spend a lot of the book arguing with [...]

    • Cathy says:

      I really like Janice Holt Giles and picked up this at the library. It is set in a small college town in the 50's (?) or 60's. I read several chapters and nearly fell asleep. Didn't finish.

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