The author of “The Lion of Babylon,” “Book of Hours,” and “The Sacred Divide “offers a fascinating story blending a family epic with mystery and romance. The Iron Curtain has been torn open, setting Poland on the road to democracy. But can true freedom come to those still bound by tragic memories? When Jeffrey Sinclair begins working in a high-priced London antique shop, he discovers that Alexander Kantor, his enigmatic relative and employer, has a reputation for acquiring priceless antiques under mysterious circumstances. As Jeffrey learns the business and becomes more deeply involved, he discovers that the source of the antiques is not the only secret Alexander has hidden. And Katya Nichols, the woman Jeffrey is coming to love, also has secrets to hide. Her shrouded past acts as a barrier that separates the two of them. Jeffrey’s new life takes him to places he had never imagined, to the secret treasure troves of Europe, to poverty-stricken men and women also haunted by the past and hoarding their few valuables. But the journey takes him inward as well, into his own pain and the related wounds of those he loves, a place where only a divine Father can bring hope and light.
A family epic blending mystery and romance set in the luxurious trappings of contemporary London and the turbulent economies of Eastern Europe.
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As the main entrance to the medieval city of Cracow, Poland, centuries of history have passed through Florian’s Gate. But for Alexander Kantor, now a successful antiques dealer in London, the place holds only one memory. It was here that he was arrested by the Nazis as a young man. There he passed from freedom to imprisonment; there began a lifetime of challenges to his heritage, his well-being, his relationships and his faith.
Through dramatic events spanning fifty years, Florian’s Gate follows members of a war-torn Polish family as they come to terms with their circumstances and the choices that divided them. Set in the luxurious trappings of today’s London and the turbulent economies of Eastern Europe, the mysterious disappearance of an antiques dealer causes Alexander to travel back to his homeland. He did not suspect that the trail would ultimately lead to Florian’s Gate and the discovery of a treasure of infinite value.
A fascinating story blending a family epic with mystery and romance.
Bethany House Publishers
T. Davis Bunn