Displays insightful vision into the human condition while telling the story of Johnny's monumental struggle. Not only must he go off to fight a war his heart is not into, but when he returns home to Ireland, and the woman he loves, he finds himself smack in the middle of yet another battle. A heartrending emotional battle against the age-old enemy, "prejudice."
Without giving away too much of the story let me say, if you're looking for a tale that'll give you true-to-life sense of place, characters you'll truly care about, and a gut-wrenching emotional ride this is a must read.
Tom Winton (USA)
This book had me captured from the start and it moves at a fair pace throughout ... Gerry has the knack of writing the story so beautifully and I am positive you will enjoy this novel.
By Tom Elder
From the Back Cover
The story of one man's struggle to maintain his faith in spite of everything life throws at him. As the outbreak of the First World War looms closer, John Henry McClintock, a Northern Irish Protestant by upbringing, meets Rose Flanagan, a Catholic, at a gospel tent mission - and falls in love with her. When Johnny enlists and sets off to fight in the War he finds himself surrounded by death and tragedy, which pushes his trust in God to the limit. After more than five years absence he returns home to a bitter, war torn Ireland, where both he and Rose are seen as traitors to their own sides. John Henry and Rose overcome all opposition and, finally, marry. But a few years later comes the hardest blow of all. Can John Henry still hang on to his faith in God?