Saturday, May 12, 2012

Two Testaments... a book review

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ISBN-13: 9780781404990
Available June 1, 2012
Publisher: Cook, David C.
Historical / Christian Fiction
 
Book Description:
 
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.  ~  Amazon.com
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Set near the end of the Algerian Civil War (1954 - 1962), Two Testaments picks up where Two Crosses left off.  David is in love with Gabriella, but he feels pulled to return to Algeria to rescue the mother of his daughter in spite of the dangers of returning.  Once there, he is again in the middle of chaos and political unrest.  Is he able to save Anne-Marie and her friend, Moustafa?  Will they be able to save a few more children from being killed?
Elizabeth Musser does a wonderful job bringing this very torrential time in history to life.  Her knowledge of the French and Algerian culture and history flows easily from her pen to the pages.  I love learning about different times in history through well written historical fiction novels.  The characters in Two Testaments quickly become your good friends.  You will find yourself cheering them on and praying for them as they go through difficulties due to the war, messy relationships, and sin.  Elizabeth writes from the perspective of a Christian seeker including characters who are being led by the Spirit to know the true God and a rewarding relationship with Him. 
I LOVED this book.  It was a great second book in the trilogy series.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I received a complimentary eBook from David Cook Publishing and NetGalley for my honest review.
Blessings,
 
    Ellen

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, this sounds like a good one! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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