The Sword

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Acclaimed author Gilbert Morris brings you more Civil War romance and adventure in the second of his Last Cavalier books. Enter the reckless world of Clay Tremayne—a world of late nights of gambling and chasing women. When war comes to the South, Clay joins the cavalry under Jeb Stuart in his first act of responsibility. But will he become a casualty of war before he can completely change his reckless ways? And, will he be able to convince a beautiful but wary Chantel Fortier of...

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Overview

Acclaimed author Gilbert Morris brings you more Civil War romance and adventure in the second of his Last Cavalier books. Enter the reckless world of Clay Tremayne—a world of late nights of gambling and chasing women. When war comes to the South, Clay joins the cavalry under Jeb Stuart in his first act of responsibility. But will he become a casualty of war before he can completely change his reckless ways? And, will he be able to convince a beautiful but wary Chantel Fortier of his sincere affection for her?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602609082
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: The Last Cavaliers
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 718,301
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 5.62 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Award-winning, bestselling author, Gilbert Morris, is well known for penning numerous Christian novels for adults and children since 1984 with 6.5 million books in print. He is probably best known for the forty-book House of Winslow series, and his Edge of Honor was a 2001 Christy Award winner. He lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    One for the Civil War buffs

    In a non-linear plot that covers the period from 1859 to 1865, Gilbert Morris combines the stories of Jeb and Flora, and of Chantel and Clay, into one story that takes place at the time of the Civil War.
    Filled with not only the story of two women's lives and romances, the military careers of both men and the birth of Flora and Jeb's children, and two tragic deaths, this historical novel also gives a front row seat to both the North and South's war efforts.
    The author presents the views of both sides, their achievements and failings, and concentrates more on historical fact that on who was right or wrong.
    The book didn't focus on one aspect as I thought it would, but covered many things to the point it could have been much longer. It was a very full story that didn't delve too deep, and had a slow tempo to it.
    For history buffs who would love to experience the Civil War first hand, this story will delight.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

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    Who will be standing when The Sword falls?

    THE SWORD By Gilbert Morris Spanning approximately 10 years, The Sword is the story of Jeb and Flora Stuart, Chantel Fortier, Jacob Steiner, and Clay Tremayne. The story focuses on the years leading up to the American Civil War and the war itself. Seen mainly from a southern view point there are glimpses of Northern thoughts and strategies. The main story is Jeb and Flora's marriage and love for one another. Woven through out is the story of Chantel, Jacob and Clay. Through it all is the message of God's saving grace and that it is a choice each person must make for themselves. It cannot be forced on a person. Gilbert Morris is an expert at bringing historical events to life while weaving in the fictional aspects of the story in a seamless flowing pattern. He makes you care for all the people involved and takes you along for the journey. The Sword shows the illusion that both North and South had about the reality of war. When the truth comes out both realize that war against their brothers will not be a picnic or just few weeks. War will divide them in ways they don't realize and death and destruction will result. Throughout Jacob is a beacon seeking to draw people to God. His generosity and faith are a source of comfort to all who meet him. Chantel is seen as an angel to the Southern troops and to the Stuart family as she care and ministers to the ill and wounded. Clay is drawn by both Jacob and Chantel but he is a man with a past that includes gambling, fighting, drinking and women. What they see and experience will lead Chantel and Clay to eventually seek God and His saving grace. But who will be left when the war ends and what will they do? Advanced Reader Copy provided in Digital edition for review purposes only.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    HELP EMERGENCY

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    Posted April 30, 2012

    Scarlet Angel

    DO NOT POST YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS IN OUT OF WORLD!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    THE MIDEVIL BATTLE

    The air is smoky and there is dead bodys everywhere. Men and women aim thier bows and shoot at the orc and goblin army surounding thier fort. The humans and elves despretly need help. If help doesnt come soon they will be over run

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

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    History Through Fiction at its Best!

    Barbour ISBN 978-1-60260-908-2
    James Ewell Brown Stuart went by the name of Jeb or Beauty. This book is based on many real battles and people. Each section focused on different people or situations. It keeps the reader looking for what will happen next. It also hits the emotions. At one part a young soldier sees his friend die and thinks to himself how he needs to be home and take care of his ma, and next minuted he dies as well. It makes war and death real - and they are.

    Part 1 -Flora & Jeb 1861
    Flora Cooke lives at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas with her father, the Colonel. She had attended boarding school in Detroit and was planning on going into society in Philadelphia. That was before she met Jeb Stuart at a ball. He believed God created one special woman for him and Flora was her. After a short courtship they became engaged. He would go out a few weeks at a time watching for the Indians who were raiding. He had been shot and was not able to come home for a long while but he did make it before their first daughter was born. After he was shot it became a reality to Flora that she married a man in the army who might leave and not come back. She loved Jeb dearly and accepted that. When the civil war was starting Jeb decided to join and moved his family to Virginia. They now had a small son as well. Before he left for the war he found Chantel, a seventeen old girl who also new nursing. Flora was ill and needed help with the children and herself.

    Part 2 - Chantel & Jacob 1859-1861
    Chantel Fortier lived in the Bayou. When her mother died she had to leave as her step-father was an evil man and always tried to have her. She was fifteen when she left the only home she ever knew. She has to be careful as she travels through small towns as the men always try and approach her. Finally she finds Jacob Steiner. An older man in a wagon who is very ill. She stops and helps him and begins traveling with him, saying he is her grandfather. This was two years before meeting Flora. They find Clay Tremayne shot along the road and help him. Clay goes with them to Richmond where he joins the war under Jeb Stuart.

    Part 3- Clay and the General 1861-1862
    Jeb Stuart becomes a General and he has no fear in leading his men. Clay is at his side.
    Chantel and Jacob follow the men selling their goods as part of the army and helping the men in the hospitals. The war claims many lives.

    Part 4- Chantel & Clay 1862-1865
    Clay is injured in the war. Chantel and Clay still struggle to understand God and salvation, but through the faith of others they finally do. This chapter had me in tears both joyful and sad ones.

    Received book from NetGalley for review.

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