Toward the Sunrising

Toward the Sunrising

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by Lynn Morris
     
 

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Conflict, Treachery, and Sinister Danger in the Streets of a Beleaguered Southern City

With New Orleans as their destination, Cheney Duvall and her nurse, Shiloh Irons, leave behind the glittering lights of New York City and travel first to Charleston, South Carolina, intending to stay for only a short time. But the purpose of their stop immediately draws them

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Conflict, Treachery, and Sinister Danger in the Streets of a Beleaguered Southern City

With New Orleans as their destination, Cheney Duvall and her nurse, Shiloh Irons, leave behind the glittering lights of New York City and travel first to Charleston, South Carolina, intending to stay for only a short time. But the purpose of their stop immediately draws them into the plight of this war-torn Southern city, in the painful throes of Reconstruction and carpetbagger policies after the Civil War.

Cheney finds herself in conflict with the most respected doctor in Charleston, who is also the hospital administrator. She discovers that his old-school medical practices are not only questionable but are positively harmful. He refuses to acknowledge Cheney as a lady, much less an accredited physician.

Meanwhile, Shiloh finds strong evidence that one of the most powerful businessmen in Charleston is cheating Southern merchants and is likely stealing from Cheney's father, Richard Duvall.

As Cheney and Shiloh are embroiled in the political, social, and economic troubles that plague the city, they also are drawn into events related to the beginnings of the Knights of the White Rose, a fraternal order of white supremacists. Cheney and Rissy, her companion, find that they may not only be involved in social conflicts—their very lives are in danger!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this latest installment of the increasingly popular Cheney Duvall saga, Dr. Duvall and her male nurse, Shiloh Irons, find themselves in the midst of controversy during Reconstruction in Charleston, South Carolina. In incredible fashion, the pair almost single-handedly bring a group of unscrupulous merchants and a white supremacist group to justice. Although Cheney ostensibly grows older with each installment in the series, here she is less mature than ever before. Even though this tale lacks quality and substance, the father-daughter Morris team remains popular.
School Library Journal
YAMorris effectively portrays the struggles to survive both physically and emotionally in Charleston, SC, during Reconstruction. Cheney Duvall, a Yankee woman doctor, visits the city, where goods are expensive and scarce and the war has not changed individual attitudes toward former slaves. Her new friends are from both races and include former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Conflicts develop and the physician sees firsthand the impact of a group similar to the KKK. Leading characters are well developed in this complex plot: there are many story lines to be resolved at the end. Cheney is a feisty female who does not follow any of the typical southern behavior or standard occupation for a lady. Although this novel is in the middle of the series, the author provides sufficient background for those who have not read previous titles to follow the plot.Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598567410
Publisher:
Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
541,100
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Gilbert Morris is one of today’s best-known Christian novelists, specializing in historical fiction. His best-selling works include Edge of Honor (winner of a Christy Award in 2001), Jacob’s Way, The Spider Catcher, the House of Winslow series, the Appomattox series, and The Wakefield Saga. He lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama with his wife, Johnnie.

Lynn Morris is a best-selling author, and coauthor with her father, Gilbert Morris. She lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Toward the Sunrising 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I thought this book was very very good! I started reading the first one(which was also my first book by Gilbert Morris) and I am now addicted! In one year I read one through five and a couple other of his. Wow!