A young Civil War soldier returned home, wounded in spirit as well as body but he never gave up hope that his Ella would be waiting for him. Nicholas Haff, returned home from Gettysburg, anticipating a normal life with his childhood sweetheart, Ella. But he found that very little was what he expected. Not only were the people at home not how he remembered them, but he has been changed by the atrocities that he saw and lived through during his time with the 151st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Suffering from PTSD, he has been filled him with uncontrollable rage and self-doubt. And his beloved Ella has also suffered at home. Always believing that Nicholas was the love of her life, she waited faithfully for him but was brutalized by a man she considered a friend before he returned. Family secrets and an unexpected tragedy rewrites everyone’s path and sends Nicholas away from home again. Everyone he meets, men and women and children, have all been damaged by the violence and cruelty of the war. His path forward to find peace and love in his life takes many unexpected turns. 


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Ella A Tale of Love, War & Redemption