Forbidden by Faith

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Negeen Papehn

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Raised by immigrant Iranian parents, Sara has been taught that a good daughter makes decisions based on her family’s approval, and she’s spent most of her life in their good graces. Until she meets Maziar, and her world is turned upside down


Drama, Family, Romance,,Romance,Family

Short Summary

Sara, an Iranian Muslim student, attends a UCLA party. When Maziar approaches her, she finds out he’s also Iranian, but to her dismay, he’s Jewish too. She knows it’s impossible, the two religions colliding miserably. But Maziar refuses to accept there’s no hope. A modern day Romeo and Juliet.

At their wedding, there’s a horrible altercation but both sides of the family reconcile, showing that it’s possible to overcome differences as great as being Muslims and Jewish, through love and acceptance.


Los Angeles, CA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sara

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Outspoken, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Maziar

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Faithful,Clumsy,Funny

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Muslim community. Jewish community. Romance readers.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: City Owl Press

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available