Meet New Amish Author Murray Pura!

Meet new author Murray Pura! He will be releasing his first book with Harvest House in early 2012. Here is a description of his book, If I Take the Wings of Morning.

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!

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2 Responses to “Meet New Amish Author Murray Pura!”

  1. i love amish books cant wait to read your book hope you come out with more


  2. Dear Murray:
    I stayed up until 2:00 AM finishing your book :The Wings of Morning. It was a fantastic story. I love Amish Christian fiction and look forward to more books like this from you.
    God Bless you!
    Annita Huff
    Salina, Ks 67401


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