Amid the struggle to build the fledgling state of Israel, Ronni and Gabriel come together, two strong personalities with different ideals and aspirations, sprung from the same Mediterranean culture; two fierce individualists who passionately yearn to be one body and soul; two separate lives that meet for brief, eternal moments. What calamity, they ask in their fervent embrace, could ever divide them?
The beginning of this intense and gripping love story is set in Israel of the 1950s against the background of the historic and thrilling happenings of that first decade of the country’s development. Ruth Borman’s tenderly written novel spans a period of forty years and probes the sensitive interpersonal relationships between man and woman, posing the question—is true love everlasting?
Ruth Borman was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. She served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces and studied Hebrew literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Joe, a cardiac surgeon. Her previous publications include the children’s books Rhymes to Inbar and The Turtle and the Snail.
“This is more than a romantic novel of love…” Judy Carr, National Jewish Post and Opinion
“… Shore Never Reached is a good novel. The reader is drawn into the story from the first page, lured by an attractive and interesting heroine. The characters are finely sketched, multi dimensional personalities with a lot going on in their minds.” Carl Hoffman, Esra Magazine