The Tender Flame

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 424 pages
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Lieutenant Grant Smith and Lydia Reynolds are in love and engaged to marry when Grant is sent with U.S. forces to the Mexican-American War and reported killed. Devastated, Lydia sadly begins a new life and marries; Grant, who has miraculously survived and escaped from a prison camp, returns home only to find Lydia gone. Years later Grant's daughter, Jessica, accepts a marriage proposal by mail from a young pastor living out West, and, through Jessica, Lydia and Grant rediscover each other -- and find out if they can rekindle the spark of love born almost a lifetime ago.

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User Review  - judyg54 - LibraryThing

A good story that spans over 30 years in the telling. It will begin in 1841, in the town of Montgomery Village, Maryland, and end out West in Oregon in 1874. It will show that the 'tender flame' that ... Read full review

Death of a beautiful romance is reborn anew.

User Review  - Mary Thompson -

This story takes the reader from great delight in a new love to great sadness as it is torn apart. Then, in God's great mercy, true love and romance is reborn through a child of love and promise. This ... Read full review

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