Sands of Time
Sands of Time
Mission: Russia series
Sands of Time
A Russian Coup. An epidemic sweeping across Siberia. An American doctor caught in the middle. And, of course, it’s the woman FSB Captain Roman let get away. Unfortunately, he’s the only the only one who can save her. But stubborn Sarai isn’t about to let the man who broke her heart back into his life– regardless of what it might cost her. Who’s going to win– Roman, Sarai…or the sands of time? The breathtaking sequel to In Sheep’s Clothing.
Romantic Times Magazine:
Warren once again takes us to Russia, where her knowledge of missionary work in this faraway land shines through on each page. The exciting chase sequences will have readers waiting eagerly to see what will happen next. The idea of trusting God in all circumstances is clearly communicated.
A 5 Rose Review! –Warren’s intense writing style grabs the readers from page one and keeps the pages turning…once you begin this book, you’ll be unable to put it down until you finish the story.
“It’s hard to beat Susan May Warren for heart wrenching romance and adventure. Sands of Time is no exception. The main characters’ situations and conflicting goals grab you from the first and never let go…I thoroughly enjoyed the play and counter play between Sarai and Roman. Each of their wrestling matches with God is completely convincing, a feat that’s not easy to pull off consistently. Warren makes her characters suffer deliciously through realizations and transformations that challenge readers right where they live.” —Jill Elizabeth Nelson www.jillelizabethnelson.com
Behind the Pages
“Don’t go out for the next few days.” The email from the US Consulate sent a chill through me. At the time, America had dropped bombs on Yugoslavia and tensions in Russia toward Americans were high. Demonstrations in capital cities threatened consulates and embassies, and Americans laid low. Not only that, we were advised to pack bags in the event we had to high-tail it out of the country.
I remember thinking…what if I lived not in a big city, but out in one of the tiny villages in remote Siberia? What if I didn’t get email and didn’t know what was happening in the world? Worse, what if we were ordered out of the country…and didn’t know it? Would we be arrested? There and then birthed the idea for Sands of Time. Fast forward five years. My husband and I were wrestling with the hard decision to return to the states. Andrew loved what we did as missionaries. But our children needed some time in America, and I was exhausted and burned out. More than that, God was closing the door to ministry in Russia. Andrew felt as if God was asking him to make the ultimate surrender– his life goals for the good of others. But he’d trained and worked with excellent Russian brothers who could fill in the gap left by his leaving. And, after he left, he realized that God would continue the work He’d started with Andrew.
I respect my husband for the sacrifice he made. And in many ways, Sarai and Roman embody Andrew’s struggle. We both learned that we are not indispensable. More than that, we learned that surrender opens new doors to God’s provision and God’s blessings. Perhaps, surrender isn’t really surrender, after all.
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