The Broken Circle

The Broken Circle

by David P. Bridges


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Dr./Major Breathed chooses the cause of the Confederacy over medicine but will that decision cost him the love of his life? James is swept away into a war created by divisions between the northern and southern states. The Broken Circle has elements that mirror a Greek tragedy that sets up the paradoxical inner conflict of saving life as a doctor versus destroying life as a soldier. He re-channels his genius from medical to master warrior and ultimately becomes disillusioned and demoralized. Mollie Macgill utilizes her espionage talents as the two fall in love throughout the course of the war. In the final post-war chapters they both seek redemption from God for their greater devotion to the Southern cause. As they seek to repair their shattered souls the tragic brokenness of James's and Mollie's lives is revealed. The Broken Circle is full of historically accurate battle scenes and the characters are historical people.

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ISBN-13: 9781625641526
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Reverend David P. Bridges is Adjunct Professor of Writing at the University of Richmond. He served a quarter of a century as a Presbyterian minister currently Honorably Retired. David has degrees in economics from the University of Kentucky; Master's of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary; post-graduate studies: University of Chicago, Divinity School; Hollins University; Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Broken Circle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE BROKEN CIRCLE by David P. Bridges is an interesting Historical Fiction during the Civil War era. Based on true events during the Civil War with historically correct battles, locations and dates. As a Southern myself, I enjoyed this tale of love, war, and sacrifice. The conflict between the North and South put brother against brother, father against son, neighbor against neighbor. Dr./Major Breathed choose the Confederacy over his Medicine career. Mollie Macgill, is a spy and finds herself falling in love. A true Greek tragedy. Can a doctor truly give up his love of saving life for his desire to help his country? "The Broken Circle" is a struggle of moral,and political conflict. All soldiers sacrifice in one way or another. Very emotional! If you enjoy historical events, Civil War and moral issues of war than you will enjoy "The Broken Circle". Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: Mild REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More