Searching for Eternity
It can take a lifetime to find what really matters. . . .
French-born Emile de Bonnery lands in the strange environment of 1960’s Atlanta with decidedly mixed emotions. Some memories make Emile want to believe the best of his father. Others cause him to fear the worst. Does his mother know more than she’s willing to tell?
Determined to learn the truth, Emile finds an ally and friend–who seems to be hiding secrets of her own. Together they search for answers…and what they find changes everything.
Musser’s pen evokes an ambiance that wraps itself around the reader, drawing them deep into the story and the era. – Ane Mulligan
The story for my novel, Searching for Eternity, sneaked up on me and tapped me on the shoulder as I discovered the city of Lyon and her history. Following his father’s dubious disappearance, adolescent Emile de Bonnery is forced to leave his native France for Atlanta, Georgia, never suspecting what awaits him in the South of 1964–culture shock, racism, and friendship with a strange girl named Eternity Jones.
He brings with him to America an odd collection of ‘treasures’ used by his father during the French Resistance. With the aid of these ‘treasures’, Emile and Eternity find themselves on a journey through abuse, betrayal and prejudice which will ultimately lead them into a spiritual quest for healing.
Spanning four decade, their journey unfolds like a spy story and its conclusion shows what happens in the midst of complex human relationships when an adolescent goes searching for eternity.