A strong-willed young woman, who, frustrated by on-going injustice at home, leaves the U.S. after meeting Jude, an American doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire. A world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become World War I. There, she finds her loyalty to Jude and the mission's founder tested when she falls in love with their perceived enemy, a Lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. Now, with invading army forces at their doorstep, and the world about to plunge into all-out war, she must make a decision if she wants to be what other people want her to be, or to be herself.
The island with the 10th Century church on the Lake Van is referred, or rather pronounced several times as the "Ahtamar Island" whereas the correct name is "Akdamar". See more »
I'll tell you the story of my journey. Where I went, how I got there, and what I saw along the way. I thought I was going to change the world. But, of course, it was the world that changed me.
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