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Act of Contrition (Paperback)
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Act of Contrition (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 31/10/2005
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Now available in paperback for the first time, ""Act of Contrition"" focuses on the intimate relationship between Regina, a widow, and Michael, a young doctor whose wife left him for another man. Yet in the eyes of the 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 his God. Janice Holt Giles' historical fiction made her a best selling novelist of the late 1940s and 1950s. In 1957, she penned this story involving one man's struggle to choose between the Catholic Church and the woman he loves. Giles' agent and publisher feared the work would cause ""irreparable harm"" to her reputation and discouraged her from pursuing publication. The novel was finally published in 2001.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813191492
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Fans of Janice Holt Giles will welcome her resurrection in this moving romance." -- Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society


"For fans of Janice Holt Giles's work, her new novel Act of Contrition will be a pleasant surprise." -- Kentucky Living


"A fascinating study in how the evolution of social history acts as a counterpoint to the constancy of human nature." -- Lexington Herald-Leader


"Important for many reasons, not the least of which is the way it broadens our view of Giles's immense gifts." -- Appalachian Heritage


"At last! A love story written by Janice Holt Giles in 1957 and hidden away in archives since her death in 1979 is finally in print. Giles declared Act of Contrition one of the best books she had ever written." -- Dianne Watkins Stuart


"A truly timeless tale that transcends generations as well as outlasting the obstacles they placed." -- Louisville Courier-Journal

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