An epic love. A horrendous tragedy. Mental derailment. And a special-needs boy who shows the way home.
From the battlefields of Belgium, while utter madness reins, an extraordinary compassion rises above the quagmire.
Walk to Paradise Garden is a story about humanitarian triumph, a story that begins when a medical corpsman meets a volunteer nurse.
More than romance is born amid the blood-drenched chaos in 1915; the ensuing journey of John and Evelyne Armitage courses through twentieth-century eras, rich with purpose and drama.
From its start in the fields of Flanders, we are then guided through dark Parisian alleyways. There, echoes of Imperial Russian glory join with the whispered strategies of Royalists. Next, to London, where street urchins are rescued from rookeries, and where plans are made to snatch Europe’s Jewish children from Hitler’s grasp. Meetings in Chicago’s smoky nightclubs result in the building of schools in sunny Madagascar. All of this occurs under the Armitage family’s philanthropic oversight until horrific tragedy strikes at home. It is the voice of a special needs boy that directs John and Evelyne along the path to recovery, to complete their journey, one that yields an enduring legacy.