Christian Historical Fiction
About this Book
More than a century ago, an actual Civil War soldier wrote heartfelt secrets
to the woman he loved. In his letter, the soldier asks that this woman take
his written message:
“…to your heart, and [may] my love be entwined
around your heart as the grapevine
around the bush. Long may it stand
with you and never be forgotten.”
Author Terra Lynee read the letter
from this soldier, who was also her ancestor, in the 1990s. This reading led
her to consider the many soldiers of the Civil War who never made it home to
their loves. Also in the ‘90s, Lynee inherited her great-grandmother’s
Bible. It contained written thoughts and prayers in the margins—a tradition
that other family members also practiced. Lynee was inspired by how we are
linked to the family that came before us, as we experience love and face
tragedies. The result of that inspiration is the novel, Nathan’s Fate.
falls into the genres of Christian Fiction
and Historical Fiction. While fighting for the Union, a soldier, Nathan, is
faced with choosing between life with his fiancée, Lydia, and saving fellow
soldiers on the battlefield. His choice changes his path and his love’s
- The book’s setting moves between two periods of war: The
Civil War and the War in the Middle East, yet it is more a tale of love than
- Lydia’s life is linked to that of her descendants through
a Bible and through her practice of putting her prayers into writing.
- Nathan and Lydia are a Civil War couple connected to a modern-day
couple—Sara and Dillon.
- Sara is descended from Lydia, while Nathan and
Dillon are united by the women they adore and their service as soldiers.
BISAC Category: Fiction/ Christian/ Historical
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About the Author
After more than twenty years of writing copy for the fields of journalism and
marketing, Terra Lynee has created her first work of fiction that explores
the fine line between this world and the next. Lynee is a resident of San
Antonio, Texas. She can be contacted at tlynee @terralynee.com.