The Face of Heaven
Paperback, 300 Pages
Harvest House Publishers
Releases Sept, 2012 on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Antietam!
ABOUT THE BOOK
(Taken from Goodreads) Following on the heels of The Wings of Morning, the first book in Murray Pura's Snapshots in History series, comes this compelling saga of the Civil War.
In April 1861, Lyndel Keim discovers two runaway slaves in her family's barn. When the men are captured and returned to their plantation, Lyndel and her young Amish beau, Nathaniel King, find themselves at odds with their pacifist Amish colony
Nathaniel enlists in what will become the famous Iron Brigade of the Union Army. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse on the battlefield, sticking close to Nathaniel as they both witness the horrors of war?including the battles at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Antietam. Despite the pair's heroic sacrifices, the Amish only see that Lyndel and Nathaniel have become part of the war effort, and both are banished.
And a severe battle wound at Gettysburg threatens Nathaniel's life. Lyndel must call upon her faith in God to endure the savage conflict and to face its painful aftermath, not knowing if Nathaniel is alive or dead. Will the momentous battle change her life forever, just as it will change the course of the war and the history of her country?
The Face of Heaven is a dramatic story that will release on the 150th anniversary of the historic battle of Antietam, September, 1862.
I read Wings of Morning and was so glad when I received this advanced manuscript free from Jeanne of Wynn Wynn Media to post my reviews.
I like to read about the Amish and I also love history so this book covers both. Coming into the story on the heels of Wings of Morning, Lyndel Keim finds two runaway slaves in her family's barn. But the men are captured and this hurt Lyndel and her boyfriend Nathaniel's hearts so they deside to enlist with the Union Army. She as a nurse and and he as a solider. Nathaniel was hurt really bad in the war of Gettysburg and they just have to trust God to heal him. Lyndel didn't know where he was of if he was alive or dead, as the war rages on.
They both went against the Amish teaching of not fighting in a battle of any kind so they were both banished from the community. The battle and the banishing changes their lives forever.