PROMISED SPRING by Dolores Warwick
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PROMISED SPRING

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To Peggy and Pat Dewey, attractive twins, life is simple and secure until their senior year in a parochial high school. Then a wrench occurs: Pat decides to become a nun and Peggy falls in love with Chris, a young man intent upon entering a seminary with the idea of becoming a priest. Agonizingly torn--Peggy is devout, but resents the force of reliogiosity which separates her from the two people most close to her--she makes a difficult attempt not to undermine Chris' seminary career. With the help of an intelligent and sympathetic priest and through work, she achieves resignation, though she is by no means free from the pain of her loss. Chris' ultimate decision to make the world his vocation reunites the two, who after their ordeal are better equipped to deal with the problems of adulthood and growing responsibility. Tastefully written, gripping, this story will certainly be read with sympathetic interest by Catholics, but it is sufficiently successful as a novel to claim enthusiastic readers from outside that faith.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1959
Publisher: Dodd, Mead