By Murray Pura
Following at the heels of The Wings of Morning, the 1st ebook in Murray Pura's Snapshots in heritage 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 lower 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 is going to turn into the well-known Iron Brigade of the Union military. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse at the battlefield, sticking as regards 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 basically see that Lyndel and Nathaniel became a part of the conflict 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 suffer the savage clash and to stand its painful aftermath, now not figuring out if Nathaniel is alive or lifeless. Will the momentous conflict switch her existence without end, simply because it will swap the process the conflict and the heritage of her country?
The Face of Heaven is a dramatic tale that may unencumber at the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the ancient conflict of Antietam, September, 1862.
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The prayer Christ had taught was once the one phrases that got here to brain. A hand gripped his shoulder. “Corporal. Are you hit? ” Nathaniel obtained to his toes. Sergeant Hanson used to be preserving lanterns in his hand. “I’m very well, Sergeant. ” “I want volunteers to aid gather the wounded. We can’t get to those round Brawner’s condo, of course—the Rebs have that spot now. yet there have been lots that crawled away, I’m considering. ” Nathaniel picked up his hat and placed it again on his head, then took one of many lanterns. “I’ll do it. many of the others can assist. ” “Good guy. Corporal Nicolson has a group out seeking to the perfect of our place the following. ” “I’ll seek the sphere in entrance people. ” He lifted the lantern and regarded approximately him. “Nip? Corinth? ” “I’ll aid. ” Ham stepped into the small circle of Nathaniel’s lantern mild. “Where are Nip and Corinth? ” “No notion, Corporal. they might have already taken a few of the wounded down throughout the bushes to the ambulances. ” prior to them, precisely the place the regiment had made its stand through the farm constructions, they can see lighting relocating from position to put as Stonewall’s males looked for useless and wounded. “It appears like fireflies,” stated Ham. Nathaniel all started towards a voice that was once moaning for water and attempting to converse out the phrases from a hymn he knew the English beloved to sing. “Do you have got a lot water on your canteen, Ham? ” he requested. “The secesh placed a shot via it early on. however the boys gave me 4 or 5 of theirs. ” “Anything in them? ” “They purely took a swig or to rinse the grit out in their mouths. The canteens are lovely complete. ” although just like the wanderer, the solar long past down, Darkness be over me, my leisure a stone, but in my goals I’d be closer, my God, to thee closer, my God, to thee, closer to thee. Nathaniel decreased the lantern to examine the making a song man’s face. “Nip! ” He and Ham instantly dropped to their knees to assist him. Nip used to be cradling a man’s head in his lap. “Water? ” Nip requested like a toddler. “May i've got a few water? ” “Where are you hit? ” Ham unslung one of many canteens. “Sure, i've got water for you. move forward and drink all you will want. ” “Not for me. ” Nip ran his surrender the hair of the pinnacle in his lap. “For him. to wash the wound. Wash away the blood. ” Nathaniel held the lantern nearer. “Who’s this? ” Then he observed the tight blonde curls stiff with powder and drew in his breath sharply because the gentle fell on Corinth’s chilly and empty face. Nathaniel knelt down at his brother’s aspect and took his hand. the opposite males have been silent. Nip positioned a hand on Nathaniel’s shoulder and squeezed it lightly. Sergeant Hanson broke the silence, “Orders to maneuver out, males. Now! ” Nathaniel bent down and kissed his brother’s cheek. “I will sign up for you quickly, my brother. ” nine “There. ” Lyndel straightened up from putting the bandage at the younger soldier’s arm. “Good as new. You’re certainly one of my luck tales, Ben. ” The soldier sat at the fringe of the medical institution mattress in his nightshirt and smiled quietly less than a head of thick black hair she had washed and dried and combed a couple of minutes prior to.