Fallen

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Author House, Jul 16, 2010 - Fiction - 212 pages
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Father Paul Rourke is a young priest in a small rural town. Well-respected and kind, serving others and his Lord is his calling. But Paul's life is forever changed when he unexpectedly meets Jersey Blaine, a victim of domestic violence. As he counsels Jersey, his attraction to her is undeniable. Paul soon faces the realization that he is falling in love with a woman who he has promised to protect.

As the young priest struggles to resist temptation, he suffers a tragic loss that leaves him weak and vulnerable. Father Paul finds himself in a position where he must make a choice between his Church and the woman he loves. The choice seems clear until he learns that Jersey may not be who she says she is.
Deceived and betrayed Father Paul begins to question everything that he believes. When Paul learns that the local authorities want him for questioning, he knows that the time has come to pay for his sins. Accused of a crime that he did not commit, a tormented Paul loses his will to fight. Will his transgressions cost him his Church, his freedom or his life?

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
22
Section 4
35
Section 5
48
Section 6
56
Section 7
64
Section 8
72
Section 10
90
Section 11
108
Section 12
122
Section 13
144
Section 14
161
Section 15
179
Section 16
192
Section 17
202

Section 9
80

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About the author (2010)

Margaret Lind is a high school teacher with a master's degree in Education. She lives in a small rural town in central Illinois with her husband and four children. With the completion of her first novel, Ms. Lind has turned a hobby into a passion. She draws from her own life experiences growing up on a farm and suffering family tragedy to create a story about loss, love and the strength of faith and family. The underlying theme in her writing depicts how good people may make mistakes and that second chances do exist.

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