By Elaine Neil Orr
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, announcing, Whom shall I ship, and who will opt for us? Then stated I, right here am I; ship me. "When Emma Davis reads the phrases of Isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women's university, she is familiar with her real calling: to develop into a missionary. it's a jump of religion that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of non-public discovery, super difficulty, and profound transformation.
For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a filthy rich slave proprietor, residing one of the Yoruba humans is totally in contrast to Emma's sheltered childhood--as is her new husband, Henry Bowman. 20 years her senior, the mercurial Henry is the item of Emma's mad past love, intensifying the sensations of all they see and percentage jointly. every day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, and every day, Emma by some means reveals the desire, ardour, and strength of mind to press onward. via all of it, Henry's first present to Emma, an easy writing box--with its purple leather-bound diary and area for a couple of adored keepsakes--becomes her closest confidant, Emma's final connection to a existence that turns out, during this unusual new global, like a passing reminiscence.
A story of social and religious awakening; a dispatch from a tough period at domestic and in a foreign country; and a meditation on religion, freedom, and hope, a distinct solar is a charming fiction debut.
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