Rachel's Secret (Rachel Trilogy #1)
April 21, 2012
Rachel is a 14 year-old Jew living in 1903 Kishinev, Russia. Curious and determined, she wants more from life than the traditional role of wife and mother. When she witnesses the murder of a Russian boy, she realizes she can't go to the police for they don't trust Jews. The newspaper editor blames Jews for the murder, without proof, and writes anti-Jewish headlines which ignite anger amongst the Russian community. Tensions mount and explode in a three-day massacre that leaves Rachel mourning the person she loves most. She finds herself turning unexpectedly to Sergei, a Russian struggling with what his people have done. With everything against them, Rachel and Sergei cling to their growing bond, one of the few signs of goodness and hope in a time of chaos and violence.