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Schicksal5 Stars Out Of 5September 3, 2013SchicksalQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful, passionate novel that transported you to another time and another place. I loved the cultural flares that made this story so intriguing. The reader gets to see the perspectives of French Christians as well as Islamic Algerians in 1994. Filled with war, romance, and, most importantly, faith, this novel will sweep you off your feet.
Margaret SandellAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 11, 2013Margaret SandellAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a great book in every way. I recommend the whole trilogy. It was a joy and blessing, and wonderfully researched.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Adventure, History, Danger and RomanceDecember 11, 2012VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Elizabeth Musser in her new book, "Two Destinies" Book Three in the Secrets of the Cross Trilogy published by David C Cook takes us into the lives of RislÃ©ne Namani and Eric Hoffmann.
From the back cover: Faith and love could cost them everything.
When RislÃ©ne Namani meets Eric Hoffmann in 1994 France, the spark between them ignites a firestorm of trouble. She fears the repercussions from her staunchly Muslim family for her attraction to a Christian. Yet Eric captures her heart. More than that, his faith captures her soulâ€”a faith she comes to embrace. And it all stirs up a wasps' nest of danger, mystery, and love that could cost her everything, even her life.
The risk is real, especially when RislÃ©ne's family discovers her secret. Eric must save her from a forced marriage in Algeria. As the civil war in Algeria escalates in the midst of Ramadan, and poverty and social ills in France boil over, their lives become as tumultuous and uncertain as the world around them. Clinging to faith, they fight a battle as contemporary as today's headlines.
I like history and Elizabeth Musser is doing her best to increase not only my knowledge of history but political and religious freedoms as well. The Algerian war of independence officially ended on July 3 1962, when France's President Charles de Gaulle formally renounced his nation's sovereignty over Algeria and proclaimed its independence. However strife seems to be in the air in Algeria and in December of 1991 Civil War broke out between the Algerian government and various Islamist rebel groups. This war would not end until 2002 and it is into this arena that we are introduced to RislÃ©ne Namani and Eric Hoffmann. "Two Destinies" is filled with danger, suspense, thrills and romance. Once again Ms. Musser has provided us a gripping adventure with plenty of action and memorable characters that you really care about. If you are looking for history you will find it here. If you are looking for a really good romance you will find it here. I liked this book and am really sorry that this series is over. The good news is there will be more stories from Ms. Musser that we can look forward to.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Wynn-Wynn Media for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5COMPELLING,AND EMOTIONAL...November 15, 2012My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleTWO DESTINIES by Elizabeth Musser is a powerful inspirational historical. Book 3 in "The Secrets of the Cross Trilogy",but can be read as a stand alone. See, "Two Crosses", and "Two Testaments". Follow rislene Namani,and Eric Hoffmann on a journey of faith,danger,struggle,intrigue,forbidden love, cultural conflict,social struggle,and love. Meet, Eric,a Christian and Rislene,a Muslin who to her family has committed the unpardonable sin to her Muslin faith, by falling in love with Eric. Follow their struggles,love,passion, heartache and ultimate test. What an emotional,compelling,and passionate story "Two Destinies" has been. Not only this story but the "Secrets of the Cross" Trilogy has been a uplifting trilogy for one and all. It gives its readers insight into another culture,their struggles,and their love of faith. What a powerful story! A must read for anyone who enjoys inspirational,uplifting stories with another culture,Muslin culture,and historical facts. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Wynn-Wynn Media. Details can be found at the author's website,David C. Cook, and My Book Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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