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Sign: Love. The price it requires. The miracle it offers. (The Sign series Book 1)
South Africa, 1994. A triumphant Nelson Mandela is voted in as the first black President of the New South Africa. But the nation is in a state of turmoil. Competing cultural factions clash. Violence simmers. A nation of people, for decades divided against each other by apartheid’s harsh racist laws, looks to the future with fear and uncertainty.
Against this tense background we find Amy Barnes, a young woman born into a privileged social class and a passionate wildlife filmmaker. But she’s looking for love in the wrong places. She follows a mysterious Sign and discovers love with Daniel Cloud, a young man of a different race, culture and social standing to her own. Amy is white; Daniel is Coloured. But Amy’s conservative family refuses to accept her choice. She soon finds herself cast out from the social circles she once knew, shattering her world.
The young couple marry and have a child, a beautiful little boy destined to become a tragic catalyst in the drama unfolding between the two families. Pressures mount as Amy and Daniel find themselves caught between two worlds in the rapidly changing social structure of post-apartheid South Africa. Can Amy find a way to reconcile her old life with her new one, her uncertain future with a broken past that just won’t let her go?
From the black-maned lions of the arid, beautiful Kalahari, to political riots near the world’s richest gold mines in Africa’s City of Gold … From lessons in blood on an African farm, to new beginnings in the hopeful yet troubled Rainbow Nation … In a journey which will test Amy to the very limits of her faith and strength, this is a sweeping, timeless, uplifting story of love. The price it requires. The miracle it offers.