The Fragment

Monday, August 21, 2017
Davis Bunn
The Fragment

This work of Christian Historical Fiction takes place in the early 1920s and introduces us to Muriel Ross, a young woman who works as a research fellow at the Smithsonian. In a time when women have just earned the vote and are slowly entering the work force, she has been unknowingly guided by a close family friend to develop the necessary skills to make her valuable on his life quest which is to identify a reliquary holding a piece of the true cross.

Their journey for this relic takes them to Paris and Constantinople during a politically volatile time and the danger makes this an Indiana Jones-type adventure.  Visiting the shop of Coco Chanel for couture fashions, exacting details of the war-torn people and places, and the impending threat of Ataturk's encroaching forces add realistic elements and completes a broader picture.  Muriel's talents as a photographer, her down-to-earth mannerisms and world view open doors to unusual places, and her compassion helps to bridge gaps even when language is a barrier.

This book ends with Muriel and her mentor, Senator Thomas Byron, back in D.C. seemingly with the potential for further adventure.  It will be interesting to see if Mr. Bunn intends this story to become a series.  Check our catalog.

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