New Novel, Nathan's Fate, inspired by a soldier's letter
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Bladensburg, MD (July 2017) 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:
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,
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 future.
• 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 of conflict.
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. The Author
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
explores the concept of love that transcends time — and death