Saturday, September 6, 2008

Searching for Eternity by Elzabeth Musser

This is the second book I have read by Musser and as before, I loved it. Her books are so different. They deal with deeper issues than a lot of Christian fiction, but not in a way that is too academic or theological for the average reader... and yet she doesn't dumb the issues down either. She also connects her stories with historic events or times and it is evident that she has done her research along the way.

Searching for Eternity begins in France with 12 year old Emile De Bonnery... the son of a French father and American mother. Emile loves in life in Lyon and never plans on it changing. But then in the course of 24 hours a most drastic change occurs. Emile's father disappears and he and his mother flee to America leaving behind everything he has ever know.
Over the course of his teenage years, Emile adapts to the American South as best he can. He befriends Eternity Jones, a girl with as much uncertainty in her life as he has in his. Emile's search for the truth about his father sends him digging into the past... the French Resistance... and the closer he comes to finding the truth, the more difficult it is to conceive.

Excellent book!

1 comment:

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow! Sounds like a good, riveting read! I'll need to keep this one in mind!