Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Face of Heaven by Murray Pura

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Face of Heaven
Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2012)
Murray Pura


Murray Pura was born and raised in Manitoba, just north of Minnesota and the Dakotas. He has published several novels and short story collections in Canada, and has been short-listed for a number of awards. His first books to be published in the United States are the inspirational works Rooted and Streams (both by Zondervan in 2010). His first novel to debut in the USA is A Bride’s Flight from Virginia City, Montana (Barbour), which was released January 2012. The second, The Wings of Morning, will be published by Harvest House on February 1. Both of these novels center around the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


In April 1861, Lyndel Keim discovers two runaway slaves in her family's barn. When the men are captured and returned to their plantation, Lyndel and her young Amish beau, Nathaniel King, find themselves at odds with their pacifist Amish colony

Nathaniel enlists in what will become the famous Iron Brigade of the Union Army. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse on the battlefield, sticking close to Nathaniel as they both witness the horrors of war--including the battles at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Antietam. Despite the pair's heroic sacrifices, the Amish only see that Lyndel and Nathaniel have become part of the war effort, and both are banished.

And a severe battle wound at Gettysburg threatens Nathaniel's life. Lyndel must call upon her faith in God to endure the savage conflict and to face its painful aftermath, not knowing if Nathaniel is alive or dead. Will the momentous battle change her life forever, just as it will change the course of the war and the history of her country?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Face of Heaven, go HERE.

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We Hope... said...

Posted with review

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at

Erin Slocum said...

Here is my review.

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Lisa Johnson said...

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Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

Katie McCurdy said...

Just posted mine, with a review :-)

Mocha with Linda said...

Mine will post at midnight:

jsparrow747 said...

Love this book!

See my comments between "About the Book" and "About the Author"

Heart2Heart said...

Love it when an author can find a new way to write something that makes a readers heart I've found it!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jasmine said...


Amber S. said...

Post about the book with my thoughts so far (about 1/3 of the way through the book) is up:

Full review to come hopefully soon!


Andi said...

Post is up.
~ Andi

Charity said...

Posted with review. Excellent book!!

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here with review

abi said...

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Lynn said...

posted w/ review..

Molly said...

Here's my link:

Amber S. said...

Here's my full review: