The first 2 books in this trilogy take place between 1962 and 1965. This third book jumps forward about 20 years to the mid 90s. While the characters from the first books play a major role in this book, the next generation, their children, are the main characters.
Ophelie is now a teacher, a successful playwright, but lonely.
Ceb is a homeless man, seemingly without family, friends or hope.
Eric and Rislene seem to have a love without hope for a future.
Set against the backdrop of military conflict and social upheaval, the author weaves an incredible tale of God's faithfulness, His love and His infinite mercy toward His children. The Algerian conflict continues, with cries of Jihad becoming louder and louder. Rislene's Muslim family will do almost anything to keep her from Christian influences. Eric thinks his love is strong enough to hold her, but is it?
Ceb had it all. In an instant of poor judgement, everything was ripped from him. Is there any punishment he can put himself through that will atone for all the tragedy? Then Ophelie shows up, a reminder of all that was good and right about his previous life. Does God's forgiveness extend to cover even Ceb's sins? Will he always have blood on his hands? Does love, indeed, cover a multitude of sins and allow Ceb to have a normal life again?
Very well written. The author does an amazing job with character development. I feel a kinship with Gabbie and David, Ophelie, Ceb, Eric, and all the others who populate these books. Hint: you do need to read them in order to get the whole story.