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David C. Cook (September 1, 2012)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Musser, author of acclaimed novels such as The Swan House, grew up in Georgia, but now lives in Lyon, France, where she and her husband serve as missionaries with International Teams. Look for Two Testaments, her sequel to Two Crosses, in stores now, and Two Destinies, the third book in the trilogy, set for release in Fall 2012.
A word from Elizabeth:
Recent exciting news is that, finally, the whole trilogy is going to be published in 2012. Many readers have written to me throughout the years to encourage me to keep pursuing getting Two Destinies into print. In a fun twist of fate (really the Lord’s perfect timing), David C. Cook (who originally published Two Testaments) has offered me a contract for all three novels. The Secrets of the Cross Trilogy will be published in June 2012 (Two Crosses and Two Testaments) and in September, 2012, Two Destinies will be in the bookstores for the first time!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Now 1994, France faces unrest and rising poverty while neighbor
Algeria is in the midst of a blood civil war. Risléne Namani, a French
woman born to Algerian parents, converts to Christianity and falls in
love with Eric Hoffmann, a Christian, committing the unpardonable
sin in the eyes of her Muslim family. Eric must find a way to rescue
her—from a forced marriage in Algeria, or even death.
A powerful, relevant tale of social struggle, heartache, cultural conflict,
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
When I first started reading this book, I was a little over come with the french, and had a difficult time, especially with all of the names, but then the story started unfolding and I was so captivated I couldn’t stop reading. This is an amazing story of someone coming to know the Lord from an Muslim family and faith. Elizabeth Musser gives readers such a vivid illustration of how it would be, you feel as though you are living the story with the characters. And may I say characters that are so real life and believable I kept thinking I was reading from a newspaper or magazine like Newsweek or something about an actually happening. To me, this book is just that real.
I love Eric and Rislene and the sweet love they have for each other, and as the dangers unfold to keep them apart, I could hardly read the happenings. And I especially love how Elizabeth makes it so vivid and clear that the faith the characters have in the Lord. That their very lives are in His hands, whatever happen. And this carries them into the most dangerous situations, just to give the gospel to those who don’t know, and help those in areas to tell others about our wonderful Lord and Savior.
I thoroughly enjoyed Two Destinies, and I am glad that it is finally printed in English for us to enjoy. I plan to purchase the other books by Elizabeth Mussler for my library at home. And I strongly encourage you to do the same. Reading about the Muslim faith and beliefs will spark a fire in your heart to pray for those spreading God’s Word among this group, and for their safety in the dangers they face. As you can see, this book just has a piece of my heart, I am so very glad I read it, and I hope you will too!
I rec’d a copy of Two Destinies from the publisher David C. Cook through CFBA. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are only mine.