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Monday, June 25, 2012

Two Crosses by Elizabeth Musser

David C. Cook
In 1961, Gabriella Madison moves to the small village of Castelnau in France to attend classes in an exchange program.  When one of her professors, David Hoffmann, asks her out, she unknowingly steps into a world of secrets and falls in love.  Across the sea, terrorist groups tear Algeria apart with their fight for freedom from France.  Gabriella’s professor works secretly to bring children from Algeria to the orphanage and uses the Huguenot cross as a symbol of his group.  Things get dicey when the bad guys discover Gabriella and David saves a child during a riot, while Gabriella begins working for the orphanage.

This is such an intriguing story.  Musser paints beautiful pictures of France, including French phrases to add depth to the story.  Musser’s characters are so realistic that they feel like old friends, as they attempt to deal with memories and grow in their relationship with the Lord.  The background of the Algerian war for independence added interest since this was not part of familiar history for me.  You will not want to put this one down.  I would recommend it to anyone enjoying history, romance, and suspense.

Purchased from Amazon.com

Published by David C. Cook on June 1, 2012.

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