"Larkwood Priory, England: Father Anselm is stopped by an old man. What, he is asked, should a man do when the world has turned against him? Anselm's response: claim sanctuary. But the answer sets off more trouble than he ever could have imagined when the man returns, demanding the protection of the Church. He is Eduard Schwermann, a suspected Nazi war criminal.
Agnes Aubret has unburdened a secret to her granddaughter Lucy. Fifty years earlier, Agnes was in occupied Paris, risking her life to smuggle Jewish children to safety-until her group was exposed by an SS officer: Eduard Schwermann.
Not only has the Church granted Schwermann sanctuary before; in 1944 it helped him escape from France to begin a new life in Britain. As Anselm attempts to find out why and as Lucy delves deeper into her grandmother's past, their investigations dovetail to form a remarkable story."
A very moving book about family, memory and reconciliation. I especially liked the way Lucy's and Father Anselm's stories eventually intertwine as they and others learn the truth about who betrayed the Resistance group, the Round Table.
Date finished: 2/13/2007
Book No.: 16
Rating: 4* = great
Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
No. of pages:433