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Amy J. Cattapan interviews Amanda Lauer about her new book, A Faith Such as Heaven Intended.

"Cath-Lit Live!" features brief interviews with Catholic authors who are releasing new books. Hosted by Catholic author and speaker Amy J. Cattapan, "Cath-Lit Live!" gives viewers a glimpse into the latest Catholic books while getting to know a bit about the author as well. 


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A Faith Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer

Ruth Simmons can’t bear the thought of watching her older brothers and the only boy in her class march off to war, so she decides to tag along, not knowing that Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the last place a young lady would wish to find herself in July of 1863, on the verge of the bloodiest single battle in the Civil War. In her quest to help out on the battlefront, Ruth meets the insufferable Ben Holt, a brilliant surgeon—hardly older than she—who seems determined to thwart her plans to go into medicine. By chance, the two end up working in Washington City, as the city faces threats from the invading army and assassins targeting Federal leaders in the final few months of the war. Can Ruth and Ben set their political differences—and competitiveness—aside to survive the treacherous last year of the war? 


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About the author:  

An avid reader and history buff since childhood, Amanda Lauer is the author of the award-winning Heaven Intended Civil War series. In addition, Amanda has written two time-travel novels Anything But Groovy and Royal & Ancient, she contributed short stories to the anthologies Treasures: Visible & Invisible and Ashes: Visible & Invisible. Amanda and her husband John have been married 42 years, have four grown children, a daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and eight precious grandchildren. 


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