The Wings of Morning (#01 in Snapshots On History Series)
Lovers of Amish fiction will quickly sign on as fans of award-winning author Murray Pura as they keep turning the pages of this exciting new historical romance set in 1917 during America's participation in World War I. Jude Whetstone...
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Lovers of Amish fiction will quickly sign on as fans of award-winning author Murray Pura as they keep turning the pages of this exciting new historical romance set in 1917 during America's participation in World War I.
Jude Whetstone and Lyyndaya Kurtz, whose families are converts to the Amish faith, are slowly falling in love. Jude has also fallen in love with flying that new-fangled invention, the aeroplane.
The Amish communities have rejected the telephone and have forbidden motorcar ownership but not yet electricity or aeroplanes.
Though exempt from military service on religious grounds, Jude is manipulated by unscrupulous army officers into enlisting in order to protect several Amish men. No one in the community understands Jude's sudden enlistment and so he is shunned. Lyyndaya's despair deepens at the reports that Jude has been shot down in France. In her grief, she turns to nursing Spanish flu victims in Philadelphia. After many months of caring for stricken soldiers, Lyyndaya is stunned when an emaciated Jude turns up in her ward.
Lyyndaya's joy at receiving Jude back from the dead is quickly diminished when the Amish leadership insist the shunning remain in force. How then can they marry without the blessing of their families? Will happiness elude them forever?
Welcome a powerful new voice to the world of Amish fiction!
Murray Pura lives by the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in the Canadian Rockies and is a pastor, who received degrees from Acadia University and Regent College, and whose published works include Mizzly Fitch, Mister Good Morning; The Poets off Windhover Marsh; Vital Christianity: The Life and Spirituality of William Wilberforce and most recently Rooted: Reflections on the Gardens in Scripture; Streams: Reflections on the Waters in Scripture and Zo
Murray's writings have been shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award, the John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and the Paraclete Fiction Award.
Koorong -Editorial Review.