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.

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Review
“Elizabeth Musser avoids preaching and simplistic answers, choosing instead to portray a God who cares in the midst of life’s complexity.”
— Publishers Weekly

About the Author
Elizabeth Musser, a Georgia native, lives in Lyon, France, where she and her husband serve as missionaries. She has authored several acclaimed novels including The Dwelling Place and The Swan House, which was named one of Amazon’s Top Christian Books of the Year and one of Georgia’s Top Ten Novels of the Past 100 Years. Look for the first book in the Secrets of the Cross Trilogy, Two Crosses, in stores now.

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