Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Two Testaments

Author: Elizabeth Musser
Publisher: David C. Cook
June 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0499-0
Genre: Historical

The slightest spark will ignite an explosion. The tinderbox of broken political and racial relations in France and Algeria provides plenty of kindling. And the growing friction, especially in Algeria, will soon combust. A tentative ceasefire offers little to cool the heat.

In the midst of the turmoil, Gabriella Madison guards the orphans in her care, while battling jealousy when Anne-Marie Duchemin, David’s former flame, arrives in Castelnau, France. As they protect the little ones in their care amid rising discomfort in the community with the multi-cultural orphanage, each wonders who David will choose.

Meanwhile, David is trapped in Algeria, caught in the turmoil of a country gone mad. He seeks a way to guard his life and, at the same time, protect the refugees he came to help. And escape seems impossible.

Unable to predict what lies ahead, Gabriella and David learn that in life, waiting is the hardest part.

The answers lie in two testaments.

TWO TESTAMENTS is rich in description of the European country side during war time. The story line is very detailed, and even though it was set in the 1960’s, it almost seems as though it might be current.

The characters have to make some tough choices amidst the unrest. They are very well developed. Readers will want to read book one in the Secrets of the Cross series, Two Crosses, first as these books do not stand alone. Book three, Two Destinies, released in September 2012 for those who like to read the complete series at one time. $14.99. 496 pages. 

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