A family separated not just by time, but by centuries
Thirteen years ago, Dr. Lisbeth Hasting made an impossible decision to leave third-century Carthage and her husband, Cyprian, behind for good to protect their daughter Maggie. Summoning all her courage, she struggled to move on with life and keep her promise to Cyprian to keep their little girl out of harm’s way.
Years later, that little girl is now a headstrong young woman starting to chafe under her mother’s protective wings. Craving an opportunity to express her independence, Maggie decides to do what her mother appears to be unable or unwilling to do: She secretly returns to the third century on a quest to bring her father back. When Lisbeth discovers what Maggie has done, she is left with no choice but to follow.
The idea of a child rebelling is not foreign to any parent, including Gentry. “I love my children. However, my kids are human,” Gentry shares. “Whenever they dared to step out of the safety of the boundaries I’d established for them, it was more than anger that kicked in. It was sheer terror. What if they were hurt? What if I couldn’t rescue them?” These are all issues Lisbeth and Cyprian must confront in Valley of Decision.