The Wings of MorningMurray Pura
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 con... Read More
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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
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Feb 1, 2012
- UPC: 9780736948777
- Height: 0.9
- Width: 5.5
- Length: 8.4
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 304
- Publish Date: Feb 1, 2012
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC000000 , FIC042030"
- ISBN: 0736948775
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- What A Fascinating Read! by Judy B on 8/17/13
The Wings of Morning is the first book I have read by Murray Pura. How exciting it was for me to read about the Amish from a different perspective.
The main characters Jude Whetstone and Lyyndaya Kurtz will capture your heart. Both will have their faith challenged. Will Jude be able to stay true to his faith and still be involved in war? Will Lyyndaya be able to walk away from her Amish roots if necessary?
This story really played with my emotions. There were times when I wanted to put this book down because of some cruel treatment but yet I couldn’t because I had to read what the outcome would be.
This story is filled with faith, love, and finally forgiveness. I dare you to read this book without shedding tears!
I can’t wait to read more books penned by Murray Pura!