Follow along as an upright man is caught up in the horrific events of the Civil War in the final book of the Last Cavaliers series. When Morgan Tremayne follows his employer, Robert E. Lee, into battle, he leaves behind everything he’s worked hard to build: a horse farm, a good reputation, and a young orphan he has raised. It will take a life-changing injury on Gettysburg’s blood-soaked fields to open Morgan’s eyes to what’s really worth dying for.
About 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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Gilbert Morris in his new book, “The Surrender” Book Three in The Last Cavaliers Series published by Barbour Publishing takes us back to The Civil War and the devastation left behind for the survivors to clean up. From the back cover: War opens eyes to love. Raised in the pastoral Shenandoah Valley, Morgan Tremayne strikes out to quietly seek his own way. He establishes a horse farm and a reputation as a good and upright man, even taking in Jolie, a young girl left homeless when one of Morgan’s neighbors dies. Word of Morgan’s honesty, and the quality of his horses, spreads among the First Families of Virginia. His most values patron is the family of Colonel Robert E. Lee of Arlington, Virginia–for in Mary Custis Lee, Colonel Lee’s wife, Morgan discovers a true friend. As war looms, Morgan, a pacifist by nature, has grave doubts. But he knows he must defend his homeland, and so he follows Lee into battle, leaving his ward, Jolie, behind. Jolie has grown into a beautiful woman–and though she only has eyes for Morgan, he stills sees the gangly child he rescued years before. Will it take a life-changing injury in the fires of the wilderness before Morgan surrenders to the love he’s always longed for but couldn’t see? This time the focus is on Morgan Tremayne–a world of raising horses and honesty. He also raises, Jolie, a neighbor’s daughter who became orphaned when that neighbor died. Morgan also has a great friendship with Robert E. Lee and his family. It is into this world that The Civil War intrudes. Reluctantly Morgan joins southern forces under General Lee to defend his homeland. The war changes everything, including his relationship with Jolie. 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 Surrender” both second natures become one. I think this is historical fiction at its finest. “The Surrender” is a book of history as it tells the story of General Lee and his exploits during the war. It is a book of the romance between Morgan and Jolie. It is a thriller as everyone’s lives are in deadly jeopardy as the War Between the States rages on. Then there is the theme of God’s saving grace, that it is a choice each person must make for themselves and that 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. 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 Surrender” is a very fulfilling read and a fitting ending to this series. If you missed the interview for “Honor In The Dust”, a different series from Gilbert Morris, and would like to listen to it and/or interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”