As the end of the Second World War nears, the Western nations breathe a collective sigh of relief as many of their soldiers rush back to anxious families and friends. They are safe. They are home. But for Hannah Gruen, a young Jewish woman in post-war Germany, threats still abound in many forms.
Rescued from the horrors of a concentration camp, she finds that she has no family left, and that her home has long since been destroyed. Ephraim Daniels, an LDS American pilot, is initially drawn to Hannah by his need to help her survive. Through his visits and assistance, Hannah's desire for life and her longing to know God are rekindled. As she regains her health and her fighting spirit, Ephraim realizes that his feelings for Hannah are changing from those of concern to affection.
But soon Hannah finds herself in a battle for her life and the lives of countless others, as she seeks to provide safe passage to the home of which Hannah dreams, the home where she will find safety and freedom--in faraway Palestine, the ancient and future Israel.
The Return, Volume 1 of the epic series House of Israel by best-selling author Robert Marcum, is an electrifying and emotional novel about one woman 's desperate quest for her freedom, the horrendous obstacles that stand in her way, and the support of a faithful man that gives her the strength to see her journey through to the end. [publisher blurb]