To Earth and Back
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Born into American society, then moved to Berlin during the Nazis’ rise to power, a young Jewish girl has no idea what lies ahead. Meanwhile, orbiting high above the earth, a young physician from a civilization light years away, studies and records her every move, hoping to better understand the Hebrew culture. Time goes by, and though they have never met, to him she seems like family. War finds the girl in her teens, and trauma exacts a heavy toll. She embarks on a pilgrimage which takes her from country to country only to leave her in ill health, without family, and an outcast among her own people. Then, when war looms again, the now 19-year-old woman is trapped in a hopeless, life-threatening situation. Painfully aware and thousands of miles out in space, the grief-stricken doctor goes before his ship’s council with an urgent plea. The council’s options are few—break strict protocol for the sake of their beloved physician or allow the young woman to perish. The courses of two civilizations hang in the balance.
William Boardman, in his first novel, writes a beautifully compelling story of genuine love and commitment, and adeptly interweaves the stories of a young Jewish girl and a Marcovan doctor. As their stories unfold, Mr. Boardman addresses many of the yearnings of the human heart: our longing for love, acceptance, identity, connection, and salvation. At the same time, he brilliantly incorporates science, space exploration, and current and futuristic technology--in short, his book has something for everyone. You will be entertained because he is an excellent storyteller, but Mr. Boardman will also make you think.
This book is unique and fast paced. Full of interesting situations and intricate information that even a novice will find understandable. A dramatic picture of another realm and a calling that draws a Christian man to go where no other has gone.
A true page turner....let this book excite your imagination and your soul. This read will expand your thoughts and touch your heart.
Boardman has created a tender tale of love and adventure that crosses into outer space.
Could not put it down!
I usually do not read science fiction, so I did not think I would like this book - but I did! I was so in love with the main characters that I was up until 3am two nights in a row so I could finish reading. I recommend this book highly!