A Purpose True by Gail Kittleson is a wonderful epic Christian historical read. It is the third and final book in the Women Of Heartland series and what a marvellous end it was. With action alternating between 1976 and the second world war years, from the shores of America to the French countryside via London, the reader is in for a real treat.
The novel continues to follow the S.O.E operative who paired with the French resistance to fight against the Nazi occupation. Their mission is to disrupt Nazi movements rather than direct combat. The reader witnesses some awful atrocities – atrocities that leave characters nursing nightmares for years. 1976 shows that the fight to bring the perpetrators of evil to justice, continues.
The presence of God in times of war is there even when we do not feel Him. “God joined them… even when her world turned topsy turvy.” War brings casualties of all nations. We may not know the names of the fallen but God does. “Unknown – but known to God.” For some, war draws them closer to God. “Hope is all you have.” For others, there is anger. God seems impotent. “Why didn’t an all-powerful Being intervene for all these innocent lives?” War is the by product of evil, of free will. God and men long for peace.
There are the themes of sowing and reaping. “The messenger never knows the fruit of his message.” When we share God’s word, we do not always see the later harvest.
These themes also link to the theme of searching – searching for loved ones. Searching for those Nazis guilty of unspeakable acts of evil. They must be held accountable for the suffering of the innocents.
There are different rules in times of war. Normally the truth must be told but in order to survive in war, sometimes the truth must be hidden.
This has been a marvellous series. Gail Kittleson is a fabulous author who writes to entertain, educate and inform. Fact blends with fiction as this epic story over the three books unfolds.
Travel from Idaho to London to France over the trio of books. You are in for a thrilling ride.
A wonderful series.
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