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Monday, June 25, 2012

Two Testaments: A Novel by Elizabeth Musser

This is the second in the series following Two Crosses.  They were both great books, and I cannot wait until the third one comes out, so that I can find out how the story ends.  I am definitely going to pick up other Musses novels.
David C Cook

Two Testaments: A Novel by Elizabeth Musser

Gabriella and David are still in France, working to save as many orphans as possible while coming to grips with their discovery of David’s daughter.  Gabriella goes to class and works at the orphanage, while David teaches classes until David goes to Algeria to bring back his former lover, the mother of his child.  As more orphans come to the orphanage, the town turns against it out of racism and the parents of the students in the exchange program begin to grumble.  David and Gabriella’s love is tested as they continue their efforts to save children from the Algerian war and an evil Algerian seeking retribution.  Gabriella takes a larger role at the orphanage and David goes to Algeria to help Anne-Marie get to France, but he stays behind to help Mustapha.

As with the first book, I loved Two Testaments.  Musser does an excellent job with all the characters, but especially Mother Griolet as she deals with the racism of the town, overcrowding, and her successor.  The story is interesting, exciting, and heart rending.  This is definitely one of the best I have read this year.  I would recommend it to anyone enjoying history, romance, and suspense.

Provided by Netgalley.com.

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

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