At forty-two, Abigail MacLeod's life is in shambles. Her marriage is falling apart. Her faith in God is at its lowest ebb ever. And, worst of all, she can't figure out what to do with the rest of her life.Read more...
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At forty-two, Abigail MacLeod's life is in shambles. Her marriage is falling apart. Her faith in God is at its lowest ebb ever. And, worst of all, she can't figure out what to do with the rest of her life.
Not surprisingly, she does what threatened people have done for thousands of years. She flees. In this instance, her destination is Israel, where she hopes to rediscover her sense of self and faith.
Unfortunately, her pilgrimage from Indiana to Israel gets off to a bad start. By the end of her first day, she is forced to board an Israeli jetliner despite a bomb threat. Later, she watches helplessly as a fatherly man she befriended on the plane dies in her arms. As if that were not bad enough, she is hauled in for questioning by the Israeli secret police. She knows she is in trouble when she learns that the man who died in her arms was himself a member of the Israeli secret police. The fact that he was shot makes her situation even more precarious.
As the novel progresses, author Lynn Austin weaves the lives of two other women into the story. What begins in violence ultimately ends in hope and reconciliation. Austin has a good sense of story and an impressive ear for dialogue.-A Closer Look