Set in Palestine 1940s, twins Rasheed and Rasheeda work at their family inns. Rasheed is educated by a Jesuit priest, but shares these teachings with Rasheeda. Rasheed falls in love with a Jewish women and appreciates what he learned form the priest, but there is tension between Arabs and Jews making their relationship complicated. Rasheed's love disappears and the twins are forced to leave Palestine, but Rasheed still hopes and works to find her and reunite the families.
This story spans decades, countries, and religions offering a heartfelt story of love, loss, family, and loyalty. I would truly love to read this epic novel that dives into rich cultures and powerful lessons. I think the book cover is quite beautiful.