Taylor's series resumes in 1941 with Joe Armand-Joshua's son in Eden Lost-in Manila to purchase a ship. While there, he goes to the grave of Isabella from Eden Lost and meets Luci Blake, an American nurse. They fall in love as the Philippines are attacked by Japanese, but escape Manila to live out the war in desperate conditions as guerrillas. Joshua's search for Joe and Luci compelled his return to Manila; there, he confronts his undying love of Isabella. This sometimes brutal story is also heartwarming and illustrative of love in war.