Orphaned in childhood, Gail is raised by relatives who cannot understand her constant and growing interest in religious observance and Jewish life. When she meets Esther, who becomes her teacher and opens a window onto Judaism for her, Gail blossoms. But will this drive a wedge between her and her family? This first novel by gifted author Shoshana Schwartz is a sensitive and true-to-life portrayal of a young woman's search for meaning; of her struggle with loyalties; of her strength and willingness to face the painful tragedy that marked her young life, and to trust in the promise of the future. Gail's story is also the story of three generations whose lives reflect the turbulence of Jewish history. Ultimately it is the story of Divine Providence in our lives.
by Shoshana Schwartz