27 April 2013

Teresa Mathews Reviews Murray Pura's The Last Waltz





5 STARS*****

Reviewed by Teresa Mathews

A Love Story That Transcends The Horrors of War


Murray Pura has a special talent for creating a romantic story so beautiful it will bring tears to your eyes and this story set during the civil war is no exception.

Charity Davis has been single-handedly taking care of the family farm since her husband Mitchell and their two sons joined the war. The morning Charity sees the Confederate Soldiers marching by her house she runs to the road to ask about her husband. After two hours of inquiring she gives up and starts back for the house. Halfway home, hearing her name being called, Charity turns and sees her husband. Mitchell is astride his horse but he is being supported by two soldiers. Charity is told he has been wounded and they are going to allow him to spend the night at home.

When Mitchell was shot and pretty much given up to die, he does as King Hezekiah did, he prays for God to extend his life. He doesn't ask for the fifteen years like Hezekiah but for just one more day with his beautiful wife he hasn't seen in two years. When he hears there is a unit headed to Chickamauga, Georgia, he asks to be allowed to go with them because he knows they will be passing his home.

Mr. Pura's description of the day that Charity and Mitchell shared is so deeply moving you will not want to see it come to a close. The love they share can only be described as ethereal, truly a love ordained by God.  Only an author that personally knows the true source of love could write such an enthralling story. Thank you Mr. Pura for sharing this story that despite being short on words is definitely long on heartwarming emotions. 

You can find this novella and all the other wonderful books Mr. Pura has written at Amazon

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely AWESOME story - one of my favourites of Murray's!! I don't know of anybody that's read this story TERESA that hasn't been touched by it! Thanks for this wonderful review of The Last Waltz!!

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    1. NOELA you are so right, there is no way you could read this and NOT be touched by the depth of love that you feel. Thanks for coming by sweet sissy!

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  2. I so agree with Noela - awesome story & wonderful review! :)

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  3. thank you Teresa - such a good review!

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    1. Murray it was my pleasure! Thank you for the hard work you put into your books...it shows.

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  4. A lovely review for a lovely story! Nicely done, Teresa!

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  5. wow!! great review! good to see your blog!!

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  6. Oh my! I love happy endings and it sounds like this won't be, but life is like that. Good review Teresa. And, thank you Murray. If I had lots of money, I would own all of your books. You are great at writing. Please put me in for a chance to win this book. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  7. Thank you for reminding me to add this book to my reading list.

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  8. this review is great !! I want to read this !!! A Need to Read !!! Murray Pura, a GREAT WRITER !!!!!!!!!!!!! would like a chance to win this book !! thanks so much...

    Rosemary rfoleyatsalemstatedotedu

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  9. OH wow, great review and it wrenches my heart just reading that!
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com

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