Image of The Face of Heaven (Snapshots in History)


Image of The Face of Heaven (Snapshots in History)

Pura’s series second takes you into the battle between North and South during the 1860s, with two strong-willed Amish characters full of love and charm. Two families must deal with the emotions and religious complications of slavery. The reader will see into the hearts of those who choose peace and those who fight for the liberty and unity of all Americans. It’s not to be missed, given the 150th anniversary of the battle at Antietam.

A devoted nurse and a courageous Amish soldier full of compassion for the runaway slaves and the annihilation of black families in the South must take up arms in order to end the suffering of slave families. They hold fast to the ways of the Amish faith even if it means being shunned for all eternity. With the severity of war threatening to divide the Amish people, is it possible for them to find a way to heal the soldiers? Will the love Lyndel Keim and Nathaniel King hold for one another endure battle after battle and the loneliness that war brings to them? (HARVEST HOUSE, Aug., 300 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Lindy J. Swanson