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In His Stead  (A Father's War) by [Sanders, Judith]
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''Sanders' rich rendering of Civil War law validated in the 21st century to save Thomas Lane's son is rare and spellbinding. The humanity linking the pages of In His Stead will pierce you like a sword.'' --Hugh R. Overholt, Retired Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army

''In His Stead is a strong book, filled with memorable characters and a message of courage and strength. One person can make a difference, and that truth rings loud and clear. You'll never want this book to end.'' --Don Bruns, author of Hot Stuff

About the Author

Judith Sanders was born and raised in a rural town in New Jersey. She received her BS from Graceland College and worked as a registered nurse for many years, including serving the military as a nurse in Maryland. Sanders, a mother of three boys, now makes writing her full time career and divides her time between her homes in New Hampshire and North Carolina. Her first novel, Crescent Veil, is a reality fiction novel about a hunt for terrorists. With her second novel, In His Stead (A Father's War) Judith honors the memories of those fallen in war.

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  • File Size: 1289 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: IronWord Press, LLC (October 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009QEDRII
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In His Stead (A Father's War) by Judith Sanders was an extremely moving novel about a fathers choice to take his sons place in the war in Afghanistan. Thomas Lane Senior is father to Thomas Lane Junior, Donnie Lane and Chrissy Lane. He is also husband to Christine Lane. At the beginning of the story his family learns that their eldest son Tommy Jr. has been killed fighting in Afghanistan and the family is understandably distraught. A few years later when Donnie is called to serve as well his father cannot bear the idea of sending another son to war. Having served as an Army Ranger himself he knows how war can change a young man and he knows the dangers inherent in fighting. When he learns that an old Civil war law that allowed people to stand in for a person called to serve are still on the books Tom knew that he had to try to take his sons place.

This story tells of a father's love for his family as well as his love for others. It tells a story of a man who simply wants the wars to end. It is beautifully written and I can't wait to read another novel by Judith Sanders.
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In His Stead (A Father's War) by Judith Sanders is a phenomenal book. I cannot decide whether I would classify it as heartwarming or heart wrenching but it certainly tugs at the heart strings. In His Stead is the story of Thomas Lane and his family. The story opens with the family learning that their oldest son Tom Jr. was killed in Afghanistan while fighting in the war. They learn of his death after seeing his heroic feats on the news. Tom Sr. was an Army Ranger many years ago and struggles with PTSD as a result. When he finds out that his youngest and only surviving son Donnie is supposed to fight in Afghanistan next he uses the only recourse that he can to try and protect him, an old law from the civil war that allows you to take someone’s place and fight "in their stead."

As a parent, a navy brat, and a friend and sibling to many others who have served this story made me think about what I would be willing to do in order to keep those that I loved safe. In His Stead is a beautifully written and compelling read that I think everyone should pick up.
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When this book first came to my attention I wasn't sure that I would enjoy it. As I started to read I was still withholding judgement because it seemed a bit far fetched.

But the more you read the more you start to resonate with the story. Thomas Lane, Sr. does not want his younger son, Donnie, to go to war. He has already lost his first son, Thomas, Jr. to the war. He is torn as to what to do.

As an Army Ranger he understands the honor in serving your country. But he also understands the horror that war brings to a young man just out of high school or college. The things that will be seen are not for the faint of heart and not many young men are ready or able to deal with them.

I have counseled with men who have PTSD. They are young men who were vibrant when they joined the military. Now, they are troubled, hurt, changed. That doesn't happen because they were weak or undertrained. It happens because not every young man or woman is emotionally ready to deal with the trauma of having friends killed by your side.

The story is gripping. Whether you agree or not with the plot you still have to agree with a father's desire to love his family and protect them in the only way that he knows how.

I must say that Judith Sanders brought me to an emotional buy in that made me both extremely proud of a warrior and yet extremely sad at the cost that war brings on families.

If you have ever lost a loved one in a war (for me five friends in Viet Nam) you might have a bit of trouble reading this. But then again, you probably will resonate with the story and understand all that happens.

Please, read with open hearts and mind.
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In His Stead (A Father’s War) by Judith Sanders
I am not usually a reader of military fiction. I lived as an Army wife for 6 years and married a discharged Airman, so I’ve lived with the fears that are in this novel. It was comforting to know that the reactions I had were so similar to the wife’s character. Her descriptions are wonderful; one of the best examples is the scene where Tom and Donnie are playing pool. The action is well paced and the dialogue had just the right blend of braggart and cold measurement of the opponent. The reward of the1969 Chevelle SS is to be Donnie’s if he wins, if his dad wins, he is allowed to step into his shoes. Then when Tom pulls out a Balabushka cue, it’s as if everyone in the room stops breathing. This is all Donnie needed to see; all his life the stories that he’d occurred surrounding the cue.
The story begins with a nuclear family, a retired Army Ranger who owns his own business, a loving wife, Christine, two sons, Tommy and Donnie, and a daughter Chrissy. Tommy, who is in the military and Donnie who loves punk music are opposites in appearance and temperament. Not long into the story, you learn that the eldest son has died. The second son gets into some minor trouble and such, and instead of doing community service the judge recommends, his father, Tom, decides that Donnie should join the National Guard. Often, Tom would watch a YouTube video of Tommy’s death that had been captured and placed online. One night Tom gets a phone call that Donnie has been picked up for being drunk and a public nuisance. He knows that he will never measure up to Tommy in his dad’s eyes and then the lecturing begins.
When Tom gets Donnie in the truck, he lectures him all the way home.
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