Soldier’s Heart is a very well written novella that is packed with so much! The love between the Noah and Molly is clearly a deep love, even though both are struggling with Noah’s problems with Soldier’s Heart that have shown up since his return from serving in the Union army. Soldier’s Heart is the term that was used for PTSD during the Civil War.
Noah carries a lot of guilt over the death of his men. He just wants to get past the guilt and back to building a life with his young wife. Molly is so happy to have her husband home from the war, but she is a very young bride and when Noah starts experiencing problems, she doesn’t support him the way he needs. She wants Noah to just put the war behind him and get on with life.
Noah receives some good counseling and learns to give all his thoughts over to God as the novella progresses. Will this be enough to get past this Soldier’s Heart? Will Molly learn to support her husband and help him through his trials? Is their love strong enough to survive?
I received a copy of this novella from the author through a giveaway that I won. I was not required to write a review, but happily do so. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy history, the Civil War and romance. Soldier’s Heart is part of Murray Pura’s Cry of Freedom Civil War Series. (5 stars)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.