There is redemption in the smallest acts and the most agonizing and supreme acts of love
LINCOLN, Mont. (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Elizabeth Cain’s recent novel, “Once to Every Man” (published by iUniverse), takes readers into Africa where three unlikely friends find that love has the power to lead them through racial and spiritual barriers to find redemption.
Reena Pavane is a young missionary swept up in the political turmoil of the 1950s and ’60s in then Tanganyika. Amidst rumblings of war, the 20-year-old woman is rescued from her post by a British photojournalist, Jim Stone, who, while working to capture the story of the many faces of East African life and culture, has heard whispers of an approaching conflict.
They escape her burning village together, but Jim soon embarks on a trip into the divided country for a news story and is captured by militants. Reena enlists the aid of a black African, Dakimu Reiman, who had been Christianized in her village, but is beginning to sense betrayal by the British military for whom he works. Reluctantly he offers to help Reena find Jim, although also reluctantly he is deeply attracted to her. The three are on a collision course beset by self-doubt, suffering, and betrayal, but after years of separation, they are reconciled and find peace at a profound price.
An excerpt from “Once to Every Man”:
“I went inside and opened Memoirs on an African Morning and felt a shock when I read the first words. Even though I had lived it, those desperate days with Dak, the crossing of the flooded river, meeting Hahlos on the road with his Vitani guardians, my hour with Jim, finding the chloroquine that restored him for what else he would have to endure, Dak’s promise to bring him back, I could not believe how clearly he had painted the agony of those days. He made it seem that the land itself had suffered in our passing.”
Cain hopes her book inspires people to strive to do the right thing in their lives, even in the face of adversity. “There is redemption in the smallest acts and the most agonizing and supreme acts of love,” she says.
About the Author
Elizabeth Cain lives in western Montana with her husband, Jerome, 16 dogs, six cats, four horses, winter resident elk, and wolves on 250 acres of the Blackfoot River Valley. She has had many poems published, won numerous poetry awards, had two poems set to music for chorus and orchestra, and published a non-fiction book about a well-known California Morgan horse, “they call me SUNNY.” She is now pleased to offer her first novel, “Once to Every Man”, conceived over 50 years ago, recently revised and published by iUniverse with the Editor’s Choice Award. Following her characters and her own heart, she then traveled to Tanzania and immersed herself in the places and with the people she had written about, a powerful experience.
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