By Elizabeth Musser
(David C. Cook, Paperback, 9780781404990, 496pp.)
Publication Date: June 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc
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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. And 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.
Elizabeth Musser’s highly acclaimed novels, including The Swan House and The Dwelling Place, have been translated into multiple languages and enjoyed bestseller status worldwide. A Georgia-native, she now lives in Lyon, France, with her husband where they have served as missionaries with International Teams for over twenty years.