The Fallen Snow
"a gripping tale of self-exploration and atonement ... emotionally complex and brimming with grit" -Publishers Weekly~ A ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award Winner ~_____________________In the fall of 1918 infantry sniper Joshua Hunter saves an ambushed patrol in the Bois le Prêtre... show more
"a gripping tale of self-exploration and atonement ... emotionally complex and brimming with grit" -Publishers Weekly~ A ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award Winner ~_____________________In the fall of 1918 infantry sniper Joshua Hunter saves an ambushed patrol in the Bois le Prêtre forest of Lorraine . . . and then vanishes. Pulled from the rubble of an enemy bunker days later, he receives an award for valor and passage home to Hadley, a remote hamlet in Virginia's western highlands. Reeling from war and influenza, Hadley could surely use a hero. Family and friends embrace him; an engagement is announced; a job is offered.Yet all is not what it seems. Joshua experiences panics and can't recall the incident that crippled him. He guards a secret too, one that grips tight like the icy air above his father's quarry. Over the course of a Virginia winter and an echoed season in war-torn France, The Fallen Snow reveals his wide-eyed journey to the front and his ragged path back. Along the way he finds companions - a youth mourning a lost brother, a nurse seeking a new life and Aiden, a bold sergeant escaping a vengeful father. While all of them touch Joshua, it is the strong yet nurturing Aiden who will awaken his heart, leaving him forever changed.Set within a besieged Appalachian forest during a time of tragedy, The Fallen Snow charts an extraordinary coming of age, exploring how damaged souls learn to heal, and dare to grow.
Publish date: December 19th 2012
Publisher: Stone Cabin Press
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, M M Romance
“All blood runs red.”― Phrase painted on the side of the plane flown by Eugene BullardWhen I read the book's blurb I was uncertain if I want to read it.The Fallen Snow explores the emotional journey of a young infantry sniper returning to a remote mountain community reeling from war, influenza and e...