Forbidden by Faith

· City Owl Press
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About this ebook

One woman is torn between faith, family, and passion in this “heartfelt immigrant love story” from the author of Forbidden by Destiny and Forbidden by Time (Publishers Weekly).

Raised by her immigrant parents, Sara has been taught that a good daughter makes decisions based on her family’s approval, and she’s spent most of her life in their good graces. Until she meets Maziar.

An instant electricity ignites between them, and their meeting seems like fate. Just as her mind begins to soar with the possibilities, he shatters her hopes. Sara is Muslim. Maziar is Jewish. Will faith tear them apart?

Despite centuries of unrest behind them, Sara and Maziar embark on a forbidden love affair, attempting to navigate through cultural and religious prejudices. Deep within the trenches of their battle, Sara finds herself more empowered and careless than ever before, but will her love and newfound life be worth the ultimate cost—her family?

Praise for the Forbidden Love series

“Forbidden by Faith shows how family, love, and faith can collide, even in this modern age.”—A. K. Leigh, author of See Her Run 

“A strong message about family and protecting those you love.”—InD’tale

“Ms. Papehn is a wonderful storyteller! I was immediately caught up in the lives of her characters. In Forbidden by Destiny, the heroine, Leyla, might be of Iranian descent but her story belongs to all women.”—Carrie Nichols, author of the Small-town Sweethearts series
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Third-party review
A special thank you to the author, Negeen Papehn, for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Sara's life would be easier if she married a man of her faith, but when it comes to matters ...
Third-party review
Sara's immediate physical attraction to Maziar is dampened when she learns that even though they're both Iranian American, he is Jewish, and while not religiously observant, her family is Muslim. Sara ...
Third-party review
This heartfelt immigrant love story, set in present-day California, suffers from a plethora of debut-novel clunkiness issues, gesturing toward a complex story about identity but delivering only simple ...

About the author

Negeen Papehn was born and raised in southern California, where she currently lives with her husband and two rambunctious boys. She wasn’t always a writer. A graduate of USC dental school, Negeen spends half of her week with patients and the other half in front of her laptop. In the little time she finds in between, she loves to play with her boys, go wine tasting with her friends, throw parties, and relax with her family. 

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