"The Vow" of a Catholic Priest Broken for True Love

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The story of a Catholic priest who breaks his vow of chastity to be with the woman he loves is told by their son Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders. For Valtentine’s Day Week the author had a contest for a free autographed first edition copy of this, his latest book. Today we are happy to announce the winner in the Everybody Calls My Father, Father Valentine’s Day contest.

Everybody Calls my Father, Father

Everybody Calls my Father, Father

“I wanted to share my parents story with the world in the hope that it might bring an end to the Catholic Church’s impractical and unnatural rule of celibacy,” said Dr. Hope.

Last week Erica Edmiston of San Diego, CA went to the Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders’ Facebook Fan page and entered a book contest to win an autographed copy of the true life love story of his parents. She won. On President’s Day the author surprised her by personally delivering to her an autographed first edition copy of Everybody Calls My Father, Father.

His book is a tribute to strong woman, their strength, their character and it exposes to the world the hardships and heartaches that he and his mother had to endure, at the hands of the Catholic church, all because of love; yes, her secret and forbidden love with his father, a Catholic priest.

From the vow he made to himself that one day he would tell his mother’s story comes his book, Everybody Calls My Father, Father. The author shares the intimate details of his parents struggle which is all about love and what can happen if you love someone that the Church says you’re not supposed to. The character of a tenacious young woman, Bouvette Sherwood (the author’s mother), who is a successful New York Broadway producer and actress, drives the plot. In the mid 1940s Bouvette meets and falls in love with a charming alcoholic, Hughie Hewitt. He has a secret though, which he keeps from her during their intense courtship—he is a Catholic priest. For years their steamy romance and covert living arrangements are successfully hidden from the suspicious eyes of the church. After spawning two children their deception becomes increasingly difficult to conceal. Their love story unfolds into a kaleidoscope of intrigue, suspense, betrayal, and romance.

“FIVE STARS The story grabs you from the moment you open the book and holds on tight all the way through! It is a roller coaster ride of emotions from beginning to end. The love story of Boo and Hughie is universal and powerful. Sometimes life is more painful than we care to admit and I applaud the author for writing about such a deep personal story. I hope that it will help others to face obstacles in their lives with the sense of optimism that the characters in this story portray. It would make an excellent movie!”
--Linda Dharlin
“I wanted to share my parents story with the world in the hope that it might bring an end to the Catholic Church’s impractical and unnatural rule of celibacy,” said Dr. Hope.

Excerpts of the book can be read at: http://www.EverybodyCallsMyFatherFather.com

About Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders: Dr. Hope is an award-winning children’s book author who also writes books for grownups. For more information about him go to http://www.DrHope.com

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