Love Abideth Still

March, 1863 The War Between the States has raged for nearly two years Five months after his death, the body of Sarah s estranged 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 toMarch, 1863 The War Between the States has raged for nearly two years Five months after his death, the body of Sarah s estranged 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.When anger and sorrow push her to the edge of despair, Sarah turns to the few letters sent to her by Taylor from the frontlines in a desperate need to understand the guilt she feels over his death But, as the war continues to tear the nation asunder and rumors of a Confederate invasion threaten the North, Sarah s own sense of patriotic duty begins to awaken And with that newfound obligation, she discovers in the letters she once dismissed as weak attempts to convince her of his duty to the nation, that Taylor s voice has the power to soften a heart grown bitter and cold from beyond the grave.From the bloody battlefields of Winchester and Bull Run to the quiet streets of Philadelphia, Love Abideth Still is a fictional story based upon the lives of the author s Civil War ancestors whose sacrifice like so many others who loved and lost during the War Between the States has not been forgotten It is a moving story of war and forgiveness, one in which a young woman discovers that it is possible to fall in love again with her husband even when separated from him by the finality of death.
Love Abideth Still March The War Between the States has raged for nearly two years Five months after his death the body of Sarah s estranged husband a Union soldier finally comes home for burial in Philadelphia

  • Title: Love Abideth Still
  • Author: Scott R. Rezer
  • ISBN: 9781493537655
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Love Abideth Still”

    1. Taylor Rezer’s Civil War has ended tragically in a distant camp ravaged by disease. Yet his widow’s war—against doubt and grief—has only just begun. As Sarah Rezer (the author’s third-great-grandmother) watches the burial of her husband’s returned body in Philadelphia, she can’t shake a nagging question: In his letters home, did Taylor withhold a dark secret about his service in General Pope’s army?Sarah’s struggle to understand and exorcise her dislocated guilt after Taylor’ [...]

    2. AN EMOTIONALLY MOVING LOVE STORYI was so moved reading this story with all the emotions between the pages, hurt, loneliness, anger, betrayal, bitterness, love, forgiveness and acceptance. War is never pretty, and the civil war is one of the ugliest blights on America. In reality, there was no real winners. As a genealogist who has study the civil war and has had family who served the Confederacy, it was like stepping back into time of over 150 years ago and seeing it through the eyes of those wh [...]

    3. Intelligent, Eloquent, Poignant, ProfoundLoved this book. The author wrote with such feeling and understanding into the heart and mind of Sarah as she is confronted with the realities of her own selfish guilt and the ravages of war that ultimately have taken her husband away. To grieve not once but twice for the man she loved, the father of her only living child tears at the heart strings. The story spoke of the hardships and struggles she is faced with as she tries to discover the truths behind [...]

    4. A beautiful story of the devastating effects of the Civil warLove Abideth Still is a novel about Sarah who has become a war widow. Motivated by anger and guilt, Sarah embarks on a mission to find out the details surrounding her estranged husband's death. I love the genuine feel of this book. Based loosely on the lives of the author's own family and actual events and people, it is a fictional story that draws you in and makes you feel the emotions that many on all sides of the Civil War may have [...]

    5. This was a well written, engaging book. To be honest, I would have preferred we didn't get the story from the husband's POV. I didn't feel it flowed so well (info dumping) and I would rather I struggled right along with our heroine without knowing more than her.

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