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Leaving Gilead

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When young Tom Sparrow falls in love with Susan Ridley his dad insists that no good will come of it. Her family belongs to a strict religious sect and they disapprove of all outsiders. Against the odds their friendship develops until the time when Tom is all set to go to university and Susan is free at last to escape from her family’s religion and move to Manchester with ...more
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published December 10th 2012 by Robert Crompton (first published October 8th 2012)
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Maria Beltran
Sep 23, 2015 Maria Beltran rated it really liked it
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Susan Ridley feels she is different – she does not quite feel that she belongs to her family with its highly traditional Christian background, and she feels trapped in it. So when Tom Sparrow falls in love with her, they both try to maintain their friendship. This is despite Ridleys’ disapproval of outsiders as dictated by their religion. When Tom is set to go to university, Susan tries to follow suit against her family’s wishes, and pushes on with
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