Raimond Durand is used to the persecution that comes with spreading the gospel across Italy’s Piedmont. But when a snowstorm forces him to seek shelter, he stumbles into the village of Chivasso and meets a little girl named Elionor. A girl the same age his own daughter would have been.
Cast out by her greedy aunt, Elionor has made her home in a barn. When Raimond discovers the fate awaiting her, his heart won’t let him walk away. But Elionor’s aunt and the village of Chivasso make no secret of their proudest moment: they killed the last preacher who came to town.
The one man who might help has secrets of his own—secrets that could be Raimond’s salvation or his undoing. Rescuing Elionor is a risk Raimond can’t afford. Abandoning her is a risk he will not take.
Journey through the rugged landscape of fifteenth-century Italy, where faith is tested at every turn and the power of compassion changes lives.
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