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Series: The Last Cavaliers
Author: Gilbert Morris
From the beloved author of the bestselling House of Winslow series comes a new trilogy about the Civil War. Join Gilbert Morris as he explores the life of General Stonewall Jackson through the story of the fictional Yancy Tremayne. Raised among the Cheyenne, Yancy rejects the Amish community his father rejoins and instead studies under Thomas Jackson, a professor at the local military school. When war breaks out, will Yancy further distance himself from the pacifist community and join the fighting? And can he find a home for his heart?
Gilbert Morris creates likable characters and reveals a strong knowledge of Civil War events in this work of historical fiction. The Crossing escorts readers across the great divide in American histroy and reminds them of the transforming power of love.
Morris has written a wonderful Civil War story with an unusual twist and true-to-life characters. The Amish don't believe in taking up arms against their fellow man, but they do not condemn those who do. The Civil War provides a vivid background to this story of how one person's choices affect those around him.
I'll say as a first timer that I enjoyed his [Gilber Morris] manner of story telling. I enjoyed the way Morris develops his characters over an extended period of time, giving the reader ample opportunity to know the story well. I also like historical fiction so it was a safe bet I'd enjoy this fact-and-fiction tale. I was equally amused that Morris was hitting all sorts of topics that Christian fiction writers love to touch on (i.e., the Amish, talk of horses, southern belles, etc.) I was amused but still entertained in an engrossing sort of way. I rather flew through this book as it was easy to do so. I genuinely wanted to know how this story played out. Knowing at least a little bit about Stonewall Jackson made this story all the more interesting and engaging to me.
For myself, I enjoyed my first experience reading a Gilbert Morris book and have no qualms about recommending The Crossing if you like a tiny bit of romance, historical fiction and a flowing story line. I was never jolted out of the picture that Morris was trying to paint due to poor writing or use of modern expressions. I thought that Morris was pretty faithful to the timeline in which he had placed his story in terms of dress and language.
Through the course of The Crossing, the reader finds himself sitting up straighter, walking taller, treating others with a deeper kindness, and looking more closely at the path that is laid before him, a path of honor, grace, and virtue. An encounter with the characters of Gilbert Morris’s The Crossing will no doubt leave the reader in that state that great stories always do: Changed.
Related Product: 9781607422419
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
368Pages / Publication Date: 20110201
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Subject: FIC042030-FICTION / Christian / Historical,FIC014000-FICTION / Historical