This is the second book we received from Sunriver Books as part of the Book of the Month club. I loved it, Pat wasn't quite as enthusiastic.
The setting goes back and forth between Ethiopia in the '70's and England in the 80-90's. The main character is a European white female Muslim who was raised in a mosque in Morocco after her parents are killed in an accident. She is forced to leave and ends up with a family in Ethiopia. I've never read a book about Ethiopia before, so it was new information, but also familiar to other books related to Muslim nations.
Lilly, the main character, is then forced to leave Ethiopia and ends up in England helping refugees find their friends and family, all the while, looking for her lover's name to appear on one of the lists of refugees.