Murray Pura has woven a unique story transcending time and circumstances in The Last Waltz, Volume 2 of his Civil War Series.
Charity Davis, the wife of farmer Mitchell Davis, has been caring for the farm since he and their two sons joined the Army to fight in the Civil War. They have been gone for two years, and her loneliness has become an ache.
One day Charity sees a regiment of soldiers and runs down the long road from her house to meet them, asking if any have seen her husband Mitchell. Finally giving up, she heads back to the farm only to hear her name called. Turning, she sees her beloved Mitchell propped up on his horse between two other soldiers.
Charity is understandably upset over Mitchell’s wound, but she soon becomes happier when learning he will be able to stay overnight.
As they talk, Mitchell reads to Charity of King Hezekiah’s request of the Lord in Isaiah 38. Mitchell shares how the passage prompted him to pray for one perfect day with Charity.
So begins their extraordinary day together before Mitchell returns back to his regiment.
Murray richly portrays their love and joy in each other throughout their amazing day together. A day filled with laughter, love and foreshadowing, a day to cherish forever.
This book was given to me free of charge through The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.