Item description for Forbidden***op*** by Wilma Wall...
Overview Their friendship is suspect, their romance a scandal, and their marriage would be illegal. Annie Penner and Donald Nakamura, a Japanese-American, meet in college and feel drawn to each other. Their fragile relationship is shattered by the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor and the resulting government proclamation forcing the Japanese into internment camps. When the war ends, Donald returns a war hero. But all his medals, ribbons of honor, and years of respect in the local community are not enough to save his romance with Annie from stinging prejudice, clashing cultures, and unjust laws. Amidst it all, they struggle to continue believing that a God who works in mysterious ways will act on their behalf.
Publishers Description During post-World War II America, a forbidden romance flourishes between a strict Mennonite woman and a Japanese-American man. Despite the pressures, they believe God will bless their forbidden love. Guaranteed fiction
Citations And Professional Reviews Forbidden***op*** by Wilma Wall has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kliatt - 07/01/2004 page 25
Romantic Times - 02/01/2004 page 125
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825439477 ISBN13 9780825439476
Availability 0 units.
More About Wilma Wall
Wilma Wall was born in Shonghong, South China, to missionary parents. Later, she and her husband settled in California. They have three children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Forbidden?
Intelligent inspirational romamce Jan 3, 2005
In this story of faith, prejudice, and romance, Wilma Wall has produced that truly rare thing: an inspirational love story which neither insults your intelligence nor bores you to death. Since it is mostly set just after World War II, this will be a good read especially for anyone who, like me, loved Elsie Larson's book "Dawn's Early Light," but was terribly disappointed in its sequel. "Forbidden" strikes me as more like the sequel that should have been written. Those who enjoy "Forbidden" would probably also love "Dawn's Early Light," which takes place slightly earlier. I cannot remember the title of the sequel, whose entire plot seemed to run counter to the main truth affirmed in the first book, but I do remember that the sequel was written under the name Elise (or Elyse) Larson. As for "Forbidden," it's a thought-provoking and enjoyable read; I did, though, notice that even major doctrinal differences occasionally got glossed over.
Timely issues and a beautiful story Oct 7, 2004
A war is on between two bitter and powerful enemy nations. A brave young man, persecuted at times because of his ethnicity, steps forward to defend his new homeland. A young woman finds herself conflicted over her love for this soldier, due to the fact that her own community objects to the war and fears those outside their own culture. Can the relationship survive and prosper? Timely issues present themselves in Forbidden (0825439477, Kregel, May 1, 2004, paperback, 316 pages), a novel set amidst the backdrop of Central California during World War II. First time novelist Wilma Wall tells the tale of this inspirational romance in the past, but imbues it with issues with have great relevance in today's modern world.
Romance for your heart, mind, and soul Jul 4, 2004
Forbidden was a thoroughly delightful read. I took this book along to entertain me on a long trip, and I got much more than I expected. At one level, it is a wonderful romance novel, telling the tale of Annie and Donald, two young people who fall in love and have to overcome great odds to be together. At another level, this book provides a window into the world of post-World War II America, showing the prejudices faced by Japanese Americans and the hardships they endured. At a deeper level, this story is about trusting God to guide your path through life, and about the characters' inner struggles to honor God, their families, and themselves. I was touched and inspired by this message. I heartily recommend this book.
Forbidden isn't. Apr 8, 2004
FORBIDDEN is the best book I've read so far this year. Annie Penner is a German Mennonite young woman drawn to Donald Nakamura, a Japanese American Baptist. Besides their family's disapproval, they must also contend with the law of the land that makes it illegal for them to marry. Wilma Wall has captured the two diverse cultures perfectly, while crafting a literary story of longing and learning to trust God for your heart's desire. I've met Wilma, but I'm not a fan of this book just to be nice. It's seriously good and I highly recommend it.