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Forbidden Way

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Forbidden Way by George Gibbs is a gripping and intense novel that delves into the complexities of forbidden love and societal expectations. The story follows the protagonist, a young woman named Jean Oliver, as she navigates the challenges of being in a relationship with a man from a different social class.

Gibbs does an excellent job of portraying the struggles that Jean faces, from the judgment of her family and friends to the pressures of conforming to societal norms. The internal conflict and emotional turmoil that Jean experiences are palpable throughout the novel, making her a relatable and sympathetic character.

The author's writing is evocative and immersive, drawing the reader into the world of 1920s America with vivid descriptions and well-developed characters. The plot moves at a brisk pace, keeping the reader engaged and interested in the outcome of Jean's journey.

Overall, Forbidden Way is a thought-provoking and poignant novel that explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the power of social expectations. Gibbs' captivating storytelling and well-crafted characters make this a compelling read for fans of historical fiction and romance.

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...he went over to a cracked mirror in the corner and examined his face, grinning at his image and touching the red marks with his fingers.

"That was a love-tap for fair," he said. "I reckon I deserved it. But she oughtn’t to push a man too far. She was sure angry. Won’t speak now for a while." He turned with a confident air. "She’ll come around, though," he laughed. "You just bet she will." (From chapter 1 of The Forbidden Way)

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