Beside A Burning Sea
On Sale: September 2, 2008
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Fiction Inspirational | Romance Historical
From the author of Beneath a Marble Sky comes an
inspiring new novel of a man and a woman from different
worlds whose love is put to the ultimate test as they
struggle to survive an extraordinary set of
One moment, the World War II
hospital ship Benevolence is patrolling the South Pacific
on a mission of mercy—to save wounded American soldiers.
The next, Benevolence is split in two by a torpedo,
killing almost everyone on board. A small band of
survivors, including an injured Japanese soldier and a
young American nurse whom he saves from drowning, makes it
to the deserted shore of a nearby island.
has suffered five years of bloodshed and horror fighting
for the Japanese empire. Now, surrounded by enemies he is
supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company—
and rediscovers his love of poetry. While sharing the
mystery and beauty of this passion with Annie, the
captivating but tormented woman he rescued, Akira grapples
with the pain of his past while helping Annie uncover the
promise of her future. Meanwhile, the remaining castaways
endure a world not of their making—a world as barbaric as
it is beautiful, as hateful as it is loving.
the blend of epic storytelling and emotional intensity
that distinguishes him as a unique talent, John Shors
reveals a powerful story of redemption focusing on
unlikely lovers, heroes and villains, and war-torn
countries—all, in their own ways, fighting to survive.
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