Whispers of a New Dawn
This is the third book in Murray Pura’s Snapshots of History series, and the second featuring Jude and Lyyndaya Whetstone, the couple who stole our hearts and left their Amish community in The Wings of Morning. In Pura’s new novel, set in Hawaii in 1941, daughter Becky Whetstone has become a hotshot pilot trainer for the military based in Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. Stung by the earlier death of her first love, Moses, Becky struggles against the attraction she feels for her student pilot, Christian Raven. Despite their moments of sheer hatred for each other, true love blooms, set against the unexpected tragedy of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Murray Pura’s meticulous research on Pearl Harbor’s air skirmishes and bombings shines through this novel. In addition, his extensive understanding of the Amish and their spiritual views lends depth to his characters. His novel captures the Amish way of life, the events of World War II, and the redeeming power of love. I look forward to reading more from Murray Pura.