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By Murray Pura

Following at the heels of The Wings of Morning, the 1st e-book in Murray Pura's Snapshots in background sequence, comes this compelling saga of the Civil War.

In April 1861, Lyndel Keim discovers runaway slaves in her family's barn. while the boys are captured and back to their plantation, Lyndel and her younger Amish beau, Nathaniel King, locate themselves at odds with their pacifist Amish colony

Nathaniel enlists in what's going to turn into the recognized Iron Brigade of the Union military. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse at the battlefield, sticking with reference to Nathaniel as they either witness the horrors of war--including the battles at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Antietam. regardless of the pair's heroic sacrifices, the Amish in basic terms see that Lyndel and Nathaniel became a part of the struggle attempt, and either are banished.

And a serious conflict wound at Gettysburg threatens Nathaniel's existence. Lyndel needs to name upon her religion in God to undergo the savage clash and to stand its painful aftermath, no longer realizing if Nathaniel is alive or lifeless. Will the momentous conflict swap her lifestyles without end, simply because it will switch the process the struggle and the heritage of her country?

The Face of Heaven is a dramatic tale that may free up at the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the ancient conflict of Antietam, September, 1862.

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A Tuesday. February tenth. ” “What yr? ” “It’s 1863. ” “They informed me it used to be nonetheless 1862. ” “A little over a month in the past they may have acknowledged that. ” She frowned and her face took on just a little colour. “No. They advised me that the day gone by. ” “Well, at the present time it’s 1863. ” Lyndel stared on the ceiling. “Am I now not higher but? ” “Not really. ” “I was once instructed the pneumonia hadn’t unfold to the opposite lung. ” “That’s my realizing additionally. ” He took her hand. She checked out him and tugged it away. “You’re being fairly loose. ” Startled, he didn’t understand how to answer. “I say sorry. ” “I like your voice, even though. probably you'll learn it slow longer. How in regards to the Gospel of Matthew? ” He sat again within the chair, stumbled on Matthew, and started to learn out loud back. as soon as he reached the Sermon at the Mount she stopped him. “What is your opinion of turning the opposite cheek? Is it whatever that's potential? ” “Christ practiced it. ” “Sometimes. no longer lots whilst he cleansed the temple. Or if you happen to come to Matthew bankruptcy 23 and he calls the spiritual leaders sons of hell and a brood of vipers. ” “Still he didn’t damage somebody or kill a person. ” “No. He was once now not a guy of violence. ” She stared at him, the blue in her eyes brightening. “Is turning the opposite cheek anything that may be practiced in battle? ” Nathaniel closed the Bible on his thumb. “It will be tough at the huge scale yet attainable among one guy and one other. ” “Explain your self. ” “I suggest it might be difficult to perform on a battlefield yet more straightforward among one soldier and one other. ” Her eyes roamed again to the ceiling. “Yet I’ve obvious it performed at the battleground. A sergeant of the Confederacy took his existence in his palms to stroll out it appears that evidently one of the Union wounded and provide them water. No weapons have been fired at him. Nor did he reflect on the wounded squaddies his enemy. ” “Ja. I’ve heard approximately that. ” “Then there are the pickets from each side who trade meals and pleasantries. a few have even crossed the river and sat through each one other’s campfires. ” He nodded. “They can get in hassle from their commanding officials yet an excellent quantity do it simply an identical. ” “I see through your garments you're a soldier. ” “I am, ma’am. ” “Addressing me as pass over will do. And the place are you stationed at the moment? ” “Belle undeniable. simply over the border in Virginia. at the banks of the Potomac River. ” “Some church people imagine you can’t keep on with Christ and struggle during this conflict. How may you reply to such an statement? ” “For years i've got attempted to do it, leave out. ” “Have you succeeded? ” “I don’t understand. ” “But God understands. notwithstanding you'll hardly ever name the entire fury and killing of conflict turning the opposite cheek, Sergeant. ” “No. but i haven't hated. i have never had a good time within the circulation of one other man’s blood. ” He leaned again within the chair. “Sometimes within the struggle I do think, even there, I’m attempting to flip the opposite cheek. It’s difficult to place into phrases. I’m certain a spiritual one that was once opposed to struggle might say my strategies at the topic made no experience. particularly whereas i used to be squeezing the set off. ” Her eyes have been upon him back.

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