Did it occur to you that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder afflicted Civil War soldiers, too? Except that they didn't know it by PTSD--they called it "Soldier's Heart."
Tamara Lynn Kraft has woven a heart-grabbing story of a young man returned from the war. Noah wants to take care of the bride he was forced to leave the day after they were wed, to let her know by his caring how much he loves her.
The problem is that the recurring nightmares and sometimes hallucinations make Molly fear him. The last thing he would ever do is deliberately hurt her, but when he grabs her to "save" her from imaginary enemies, he leaves bruises.
His best friend and his pastor work to save him from his Soldier's Heart and save their marriage, but he is so afraid he might hurt her again. Would it be better to leave? He is torn. He loves her, but if he can't stop this crazy thinking he might have to leave.
Soldier's Heart by Tamara Lynn Kraft is Volume 13 in Murray Pura's American Civil War Series, Cry of Freedom. It can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. I highly recommend this book. And, by the way, Tamara is offering a free book to one commenter on the blog. Be sure to leave your email so we have a way to scontact you, and be sure to leave it on or before November 7, 2013!