BLOGWORDS – Friday 13 January 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – LOVE ABIDETH STILL by SCOTT R. REZER
FIRST LINE FRIDAY – LOVE ABIDETH STILL by SCOTT R. REZER
A grieving widow…
A country torn by civil war…
A handful of letters professing a husband’s love…
Five months after his death, the body of Sarah’s husband, a Union soldier, finally comes home for burial in Philadelphia. Taylor’s burial, though, rather than putting her unresolved grief to rest, begins a journey that will not just test her faith, but will plumb the depths of her devotion to her dead husband. Pushed to the edge of anger and despair, Sarah turns to the few letters sent to her by Taylor from the front lines in a desperate need to understand the guilt she feels over his death. From the bloody battlefields of Winchester and Bull Run to the quiet streets of Philadelphia, comes a tale of war and forgiveness–of a love rekindled from beyond the grave.
THE FIRST LINE:
March 1883. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The solemn gray heavens of early March wept a gentle rain, washing away the last snowy vestiges of winter.
The history in this book! The passion of both husband and wife, as seen in the letters. The crushing blows of war. Mr. Rezer has written a compelling story, his knowledge of the war and its effects clear and evident. For me, it got bogged down with too much telling and narrative in places, but Mr. Rezer has won a reader-fan in me.
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