- Jun. 1, 2012 -
A narrative of two families whose lives, loves and wartime struggles, take the reader on a fascinating journey through changing times. Will MacLaren is a very unhappy young man. He is in love with Jean Fraser and wants to become engaged to her before he is posted to South Africa to fight the Boers. He is unprepared for her reaction, which is filled with several excuses, and Will arrives in South Africa feeling very dejected. A skirmish against a Boer raiding party leads to the death of a recently widowed German farmer, leaving the farmer's baby, Andries, orphaned. At a loss as to what to do with the orphan, Will gives him to Ethné Holmes, a widowed nurse whom he befriends during his army stint in South Africa. Ethné renames the baby Adrian and takes him to England to raise as her own. Will returns to Scotland, persuades Jean to marry him and together they decide to move to South Africa. During the First World War, a family saga begins to unfold. Adrian, who by this time has become a fighter pilot, decides to emigrate to South Africa. By a strange coincidence, he meets up with Will, who tells him about his roots and the tragic deaths of his parents. Adrian meets and marries Jennifer and they have three children, Larry being the third. The present time tale develops. Larry serves his apprenticeship as a fitter and turner and later becomes a draughtsman. He falls in love and marries Sybil and they raise two beautiful daughters, Jane and Helen. Sadly, as the political situation in South Africa deteriorates, Jane and her family move to Australia. Helen, who is devastated to see her sister leave, eventually settles down into a second marriage. The family get together on a number of occasions, especially when Jane and her family visit from Australia. On a sunny afternoon, as Larry sits on his porch, he thinks about all the things that have happened in his life. Foremost in his mind are the changes that have taken place in South Africa, with the freeing of Nelson Mandela leading to the election of the ANC into government. Later, climbing into his bed, he lies and contemplates the possibilities of tomorrow....
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