THE FORBIDDEN is the much-anticipated sequel to the landmark Gay Amish Romance hit THE SHUNNED. A character first introduced in the bestselling novel THE SHUNNED, Samuel Wilkom is a young gay Amish man who recently had his first sexual experience with James Semerad, a shunned, runaway Amish young man who returned to his hometown of Lofstad for a short time. While many people in Lofstad came to embrace its prodigal son and learned to soften their hard Amish hearts towards those like James who followed a different path to God, not everyone in that close-knit Amish community agreed with the change in attitudes. In response to the new, more open attitudes in Lofstad, the Wilkom family chose to relocate to another, even more conservative Amish community----and they took young Samuel with them. Not only that, they plan to force Samuel into an arranged marriage with Miriam Lutz, a young unmarried girl from their new town of Rhinestad, as part of a land-sharing deal.
Samuel is conflicted----on the one hand, he wants to honor his parents and his Amish heritage. But on the other, he wants to honor his true desires and feelings. And he just might have a chance with Daniel, a young man from Rhinestad who seems to return Samuel’s forbidden love. But are Daniel and Samuel willing to risk God’s wrath and the hatred of their fellow Amish brethren if they pursue their forbidden passions together?