|Gettysburg's Chosen Sons|
Reviewed by Marian Baay
Two Amish brothers wanting to fight in the war – but only one can go. Two Bibles – but only one with a white piece of paper in it. The brother who chooses the Bible with the piece of paper shall go to war.
Thomas is the one with the piece of paper in his Bible. He’s the younger of the two brothers. At eighteen, he is not only leaving his family but also his girlfriend. He makes his older brother promise to take care of her and – if he does not return – to marry her.
The next morning, Abram must tell Father that Thomas left to fight in the war. Shortly thereafter he must also tell the same news to Betsy—Thomas’ girlfriend.
The days that follow are filled with hope to hear something from Thomas, but no word comes. Then finally Abram decides to go to Gettysburg—where the battle took place—and bring Thomas home.
Will Abram find his brother? Or is he bound by his promise to marry Betsy?
A well-written, moving story that brought tears to my eyes. My only complaint is that it was so short—but although it was short it was still a satisfying read!
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