It's a great read whose message doesn't obscure the page-turning romance, a story that will have a special resonance with Catholic men, especially dads.I owe a deep debt of gratitude to Regina and her husband, Andrew. In the months before Passport was published, I sent them an Advance Reading Copy of the book. The two of them finished it in a matter of days, and liked it very much, but had several excellent suggestions for improving it. We stayed up late one night in mid-March, talking through what they liked and what could be enhanced. Although the basic story and conflict of the novel remained the same, their suggestions helped significantly improve the execution.
On the first page of the book, Stan Eigenbauer, vintage car specialist and comfortable Catholic, meets the girl of his dreams -- or so he hopes. Trinh Le is a gifted photographer, an immigrant from Vietnam, luminous and fragile -- and already married and separated from her
sinister husband. The tangling of their lives and a fateful choice throws Stan into a heart-wrenching moral dilemma with tragic consequences. But Stan decides to make a heroic choice and shoulder a burden most men would want to leave behind.
Stan's saga is one my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed, and we're happy to recommend this book. For those of you on the lookout for emerging Catholic genre fiction, you will want to check out this book.
17 June 2008
Catholic writer and editor Regina Doman, author of several novels and other books (including the bestselling Angel in the Waters), has posted an excellent review of my novel, Passport. In part: