12 April 2013

The Last Waltz by Murray Pura Reviewed by Marian Baay

The Last Waltz


Reviewed by Marian Baay
5 stars~***** 

What happens when we believe God’s Word? Do miracles still happen?

Charity Davis had not seen her husband since the war started in 1861. What a surprise it was when he was delivered at her doorstep one day in 1863. Severely wounded, Mitchell Davis prayed for one more day with his wife. God granted his wish and Charity and Mitchell had one more beautiful and heavenly day together, full of enjoyment and love.

This story is based on Isaiah 38 where King Hezekiah’s life was extended for many more years. Mitchell asked for just one more day with his lovely wife. And together they lived the day to the fullest.
Murray Pura really touched my heart with this sweet and tender love story. Pura’s way with words is fantastic. He is one of the few authors who can make my heart skip a beat while reading his heartfelt stories—stories that never cease to amaze me. It doesn’t matter if it is a short story or a full length novel—everything he writes is amazing!

This story is available at Amazon for only $0.99.


29 comments:

  1. Completely agree with your great review MARIAN! Murray Pura sure has a way with words!! And this story of Murray's has so much beauty and poignancy in it... a rare thing to see in a short story.

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  2. As a reader, I felt this story as full of longing. Not just the longing between Charity and Mitchell to be together once again, which was completely and unconditionally beautiful through the whole novella, but my heart longed for what I knew was going to happen NOT to happen. It was so much like real life. You know something's coming, you can't stop it, but you long for it not to take place. Murray sure captured that emotion for me. I think I'll post this as my review :)

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    1. ugh! typo... 'was' full not 'as' full :(

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    2. That is a beautiful review, Anne! I saw you already posted it on Amazon. Glad you enjoyed this story so much.

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    3. thank you Anne - your review was poignant - Charity represents the young wives & mothers on both sides of the conflict

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  3. It will be the next on my list of TBR--right after Carrie's..., which will be after I finish my current book. If I would stop going sight-seeing, I could get it finished! ;-) I just need to learn patience...
    Vicki

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    1. First Carrie, then Murray--you have great taste, woman! Enjoy!

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    2. Of course she has great tastes, MARIAN! She picked me for a best friend many moons ago. :P

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    3. Then I have great taste too, because I also picked your for a best friend a couple of years ago. :)

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    4. all the best with all that reading

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  4. a strong and true review from the heart - dank u holland

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  5. Wonderful review for a wonderful book! When a book stays with you for days you know you have encountered a classic...which this will be, I'm sure.

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    1. You're right. I'm still thinking about the story. So well done!

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  6. I enjoyed reading the review and look forward to adding this author to my list of favorites.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Crystal. This truly is a wonderful story!

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  7. I've read Carrie's novella and Kathleen's novella...now I need to read Murray's. Sounds like I may need to keep a hankie near by. :)

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    1. Hey Debbie, yeah you may need a hankie. ;)
      I also read Carrie's and Kathleen's story. All wonderful stories in this series!

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    2. thanks for dropping in Chaplain

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  8. This story really does have a poignancy you don't often see, like Noela Nancarrow said! Very touching short story. Murray is a gifted author! Thanks for the review, Marian! And thanks for the kind comments about my novella!

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    1. thank you Carrie - your story was a blessing to begin the series with - one day we'll all be wrapped up in one fat paperback together - you'll have to think who to dedicate your novella to then

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  9. Thank you for your review & such a beautiful cover.

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