Wally Thomas didn t know how many days and nights he had been marching up the coast of the Bataan Peninsula He was almost too numb to think, too full of pain He tried to keep a steady pace, but the guards pressured the prisoners to keep moving, forced them close together, and in their exhaustion the men stumbled and knocked each other off stride When that happened, t
Wally Thomas didn t know how many days and nights he had been marching up the coast of the Bataan Peninsula He was almost too numb to think, too full of pain He tried to keep a steady pace, but the guards pressured the prisoners to keep moving, forced them close together, and in their exhaustion the men stumbled and knocked each other off stride When that happened, the extra effort was almost overwhelming there were times when Wally though he would go down and not get up the way so many other prisoners had already done
With each day getting worse in the Bataan death march, Wally could die of hunger, exposure, or even violence Will his growing faith be enough to pull him through
Bobbi, now a nurse in the navy, meets a handsome young officer She s not sure how she feels about him, however, or whether he feels anything at all for her.
Alex is in training as a paratrooper, but can he stick it out And even if he can, how can he bring himself to fight the German people, whom he learned to love on his mission
Even young Gene knows he ll be joining the service, but he wonders what kind of a soldier he ll make.
In Since You Went Away, the second volume of the Children of the Promise series, author Dean Hughes continues his saga of the Thomas family as they struggle to survive World War II If you re interested in Church of world history, or if you re simply looking for a powerful LDS novel, you won t want to miss Since You Went Away.
Children of the Promise dramatically portrays the impact of World War II on an ordinary family of Latter day Saints who are striving, in a tumultuous time, to be true to the values and ideals they have been taught If you haven t yet met the Thomas family, you are in for a real delight Find out why tens of thousands of people have loved reading about Alex, Wally, Bobbi, Gene, and a whole supporting cast of wonderful characters who find themselves caught in the storms of war The new paperback edition of the bestselling epic novels is the perfect format for carrying along as well as sharing with friends.
Latter day Saints often look to Joseph Smith s time in order to understand Church history But Church history ncompasses all that has occurred in the Church since that vital era, and each age faces its own challenges.
Set in World War II, Children of the Promise is an epic series that will take you to the battlefront, to Germany, Japan, and the Philippines But it will also take you to the home front in the Salt Lake Valley, where an ordinary LDS family struggles to survive both physically and spiritually.
This sweeping saga recreates the spirit of a time the movies, the music, the love stories, the emotional drama of families being pulled apart and then brought together again.