Other fathers are going to war but young Kitt Burns sees no reason why her father should have to join them. The two of them live in another country and she doesn't believe the American Civil War is their fight. But her father has his own reasons for bearing arms on behalf of the Union and he enlists and travels south, living Kitt in the care of an uncle and aunt. He promises before God that he will return to her. But as the war goes on and on and casualties mount, Kitt fears it's the one promise that her father will never be able to keep.
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Murray Pura is the bestselling author of dozens of prize-winning novels and short stories and nonfiction works, including The Rose of Lancaster County, The Painted Sky, Rooted, Streams, The Wings of Morning, and Ashton Park. He is also the editor of two series with HHP, Cry of Freedom and Blue Heaven. He currently makes his home near the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Alberta.
Micaela Pura has won two national poetry competitions for her writing and, as well as being class valedictorian, was honoured with her high school's Creative Writing Award upon her graduation. She is currently working towards an RN/BN degree and continues to pursue her artistic endeavours on the side.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1863 Kitt is the almost eleven years old daughter of Jack Burns - a Canadian widower who is enlisting in the Union army to fight in the American Civil War. Kitt doesn't really understand why her father is going to fight, but she trusts that God will bring her father home again after the war. Jack frequently receives mail from his sweet child, Kitt. She sends him letters and beautiful poems, and adds some little things from home in the envelopes, like seagull feathers, or dried flowers. The letters are being read by all the men and boost the morale of the whole regiment. Soon Kitt is dubbed their mascot and known as `Sweet Child of Mine' - as Jack often calls her. Kitt understands that not everyone can survive the war, but she pleads with God to save her pappy and the men in his regiment. This young girl has a lot of faith that runs deep. Will her pappy return home to her after the war? I really enjoyed this beautiful tale, and the poems throughout the story were a lovely treat. The characters were easy to love and difficult to say good-bye to. Nicely done, Micaela and Murray! Dad must be so proud of his talented daughter!