Handsome, accomplished Dr. Erik Linden veers between heroism and accolades/ failure and despair in this fascinating new historical novel. A recent medical graduate in nineteenth-century Switzerland, Erik finds himself in a crisis of faith after his former fiancee dies on his operating table. Should he give up performing surgery? Should he abandon his homeland and seek a better life in a freer place? Meanwhile, lovely young Dova, a friend in Erik's hometown, faces murderous avengers after identifying them to the authorities, even as she struggles with an affection that she must keep quiet. As the two young people cope with love's longings on opposite shores, can they find the serenity of God's covering in The Secret Place?