Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: The Wings of Morning by Murray Pura



About the book:
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?

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My rating:
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My thoughts:


The Wings of Morning was a very good read and I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. I'm not a huge Amish fiction reader, so this wasn't a book I was excited about going in, but the story was so touching and I found it enjoyable from the beginning. 

I loved the characters, setting, and plot. It was really interesting to read about an Amish man who went to war in order to save his friends and then while in war tried to stay true to his Amish faith.

All in all, a good read. 

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