The Wings of Morning Author:Murray Pura Jude Whetstone and Lyyndaya Kurtz are young, Amish, and in love...But the year is 1917, and Jude has also fallen in love with that newfangled invention, the aeroplane. Though the Amish communities in America have rejected the telephone and forbidden motorcar ownership, they have not yet reached a decision about soring to the clouds as Jude loves... more » to do in his "Jenny" Curtiss JN-4.
When the U.S. joins the war effort, young American men are expected to enlist. But Jude and the other young Amish men in the colony are men of peace and exempt from military service. Nevertheless, the persecution of those who choose peace over war begins. The Amish are especially suspect since Germany is the enemy, and many of the Amish speak German.
When Jude and his friends are rounded up and transported to a military base, Jude faces a decision that can save his friends and perhaps the entire community - but it will result in being shunned by those he loves, including his beloved "Lyyndy Lyyndy Lou."
Can Jude's faith sustain him through war, persecution, misunderstanding, shunning, and even being shot down behind enemy lines in France? And what of Lyyndara as she volunteers to help victims of the Spanish flu epidemic while waiting for Jude? Will she believe in him, no matter what? Can she defy her family and her people by staying true to Jude?« less