A World Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer

The tale of a Southern volunteer nurse and a Northern wounded soldier during the Civil War.

A world such as heaven intended

WINNER, 2016 Catholic Arts and Letters Award, Young Adult Fiction

A WORLD SUCH AS HEAVEN INTENDED by Amanda Lauer (Heaven Intended #1)

Amara McKirnan and Nathan Simmons share a devotion to their Catholic faith but their loyalties lie on opposite sides of the conflict. Dedicated to the Confederate cause, Amara offers to help out at her uncle’s makeshift hospital in Atlanta. Fate brought Nathan to their doorstep and into Amara’s life. Little does Amara know that the wounded soldier she cares for harbors a secret that will not only jeopardize his life but hers as well.

Follow Amara and Nathan’s story from the heart of war-torn Atlanta to the Northern Georgia battlefields to the plains of East Texas as their lives become intertwined in a way that shatters the separate worlds they once knew.

A WORLD SUCH AS HEAVEN INTENDED also received the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval in 2014.

Genre: FICTION / Christian / Historical

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Christian / Romance

Language: English

Keywords: religious inspirational, Catholic fiction, Civil War, Civil War Romance

Word Count: 67,000

Sales info:

Books sales and ranking in the first year were excellent. This book won the 2016 CALA Award.

Sample text:

She was ill-prepared for the sight her eyes beheld as she stood in the entryway to the sizeable room. Cots filled nearly every square inch of the space that had once been a grand ballroom. Scanning the area from end to end, the surreal fog she had been living in for the last three years was whisked away like a sheer curtain being torn from a window. The godforsaken men lying upon makeshift beds became very real to her—no longer just souls spoken of discreetly behind fans held in the fingertips of Atlanta’s ladies of good quality.

Amara had been in this room many times before but under far different circumstances. She could recall an incident from her childhood where she stood on this very same spot. After tiptoeing up the curved stairs to the entryway, she had peeked around one of the massive double doors to observe countless duos sweeping across the gleaming wooden floor in perfect synchrony. As the small orchestra performed a waltz, one couple in particular stood out. The stately gentleman covered the space agilely, an enchanting woman in his arms. She was cloaked in a beautiful aqua gown that flattered her slender figure. The two were entranced in each other’s gaze, oblivious to their daughter’s loving perusal.

That was one of many fond memories tucked deep away in Amara’s mind. Fresher, much less pleasant snippets filled her head to the point where Amara began to wonder if the good days had ever actually existed. As if on command, the recent recollection of her mother came to her—watching her fade away over the course of several months as the consumption drew the life out of her. Although it had been four years ago, the sense of helplessness and despair felt so real that it could have happened yesterday. 


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