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.
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.
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.