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Posted July 3, 2011
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History, Romance, Thriller, The Civil War - An Excellent Read
Gilbert Morris in his new book, "The Crossing" Book One in The Last Cavaliers Series published by Barbour Publishing takes us back to The Civil War.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Before Gilbert Morris became the prolific writer that he is he was a history professor. So teaching us about history in a very entertaining manner is second nature to him. He was also a pastor so teaching us Christian principles is also second nature to him. In "The Crossing" both second natures become one. I think this is historical fiction at its finest. Yancy Tremayne is very unhappy when his father decides to go back to the Shenandoah Valley and the Amish roots they came from. However the life of an Amish farmer is not the life for Yancy so when The Civil War breaks out Yancy runs away and joins the army for the South under the command of Thomas Jackson who earns the nickname Stonewall Jackson.
"The Crossing" is a book of history as it tells the story of General Stonewall Jackson and his exploits during the war. It is a book of romance as Yancy meets the sister of a wounded Yankee soldier and they fall in love. It is a thriller as everyone's lives are in deadly jeopardy as the War Between the States rages on. I have been reading everything by Gilbert Morris for a long time and I have to say that this may be his finest work. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well.
If, like me, you have read everything ever written by Gilbert Morris then you are going to love this book. If this is your first reading of anything by Gilbert Morris you are going to love this book. "The Crossing" is a very fulfilling read and I look forward to the next book in the series.
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Posted April 14, 2011
Highly Recommended Civil War Story
I really enjoyed this book, what a gift Gilbert Morris has, and I for one am glad he shares it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I learned a lot about the Confederate side of the War, which I hadn't known. I have always lived in the North, but this book was making me root for the South.
I loved that included in this story was facts about the Indians...Cherokee, Amish, Virginia Military Institute, and the Civil War. There are also a few love stories intermingled with the Military.
There are things that happen that will make you chuckle and others that you will need tissues for. I loved the descriptions of the beautiful America...mostly in Virginia where this novel takes place.
I can't wait for the next two books in this Civil War Saga.
Posted December 3, 2010
I'm not a huge historical fiction fan, except when it comes to books by Gilbert Morris. Somehow he draws me into the story with the characters he weaves into the pages of history. I loved his House of Winslow series and I have a feeling I will enjoy the entire The Last Cavaliers series as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
After the death of his Cherokee mother, Yancy and his father return to the Amish roots of his father's parents. Life on the farm is an adventure, but not the adventure Yancy had in mind. Accustomed to the freedom of the Cherokees, an Amish farm felt too constricting for the young boy. With the permission of his father, Yancy begins working for a local family in town, Thomas and Anna Jackson.
From an errand boy for the Jacksons to the Virginia Military Institute to the Civil War, Yancy grows up during a crazy time in American history. He grows up at the feet of Stonewall Jackson and becomes of one his couriers for the Confederate Army.
As a former Yankee (moved to FL after the dear hubby and I got married), most books I have read regarding the Civil War have all been from the perspective of the North. Stonewall Jackson was a name I knew as a Southern General...as a key leader for the Confederacy in the South...as Old Blue Eyes... The Crossing gave me a new look at Stonewall Jackson.
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Posted February 26, 2011
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