The Crossing - eBook  -     By: Gilbert Morris
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Barbour Books / 2011 / ePub

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In the years leading up to the Civil War, widower Daniel Tremayne leaves his wife's Cheyenne family and returns to the Virginia Amish settlement where he grew up. He joins the church and remarries, but his son Yancy has trouble conforming to civilized life and the rules of the church. He continues roaming the woods and hunting. When the war begins, he jumps into the fray, despite the community's pacifism. He is soon a lieutenant under General Stonewall Jackson. When Yancy rescues a Union soldier at Bull Run, he meets the man's sister, Lorena. Will Yancy finally find a home for his heart?

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781607422402
ISBN-13: 9781607422402
Availability: In Stock
Series: Last Cavaliers

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Publisher's Description

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?

Author Bio

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.

Publisher's Weekly

Prolific author Morris (House of Winslow series) opens a new series set in the years leading up to the Civil War. Widower Daniel Tremayne returns to his Amish roots, but his son, Yancy, joins a Virginia militia and becomes one of "Stonewall's Boys" in the War between the States. The novel is rich with characters struggling to make sense of the war and of Amish pacifism while maintaining loyalty to family. Yancy's grandmother says, "I saw that you'd decided to be a soldier. And we always told you that we would respect your decisions, and we do. But I have to tell you that it grieves me, it truly does." Injured in battle, Yancy is nursed back to health by Lorena, who wrestles with her own past. The first in "The Last Cavaliers" series combines adventure and romance in a thick historical and religious setting that fills the page with believable missives, news reports, and a love story in the midst of war. (Feb.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

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.


“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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  1. Becky
    california
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great read!
    November 22, 2013
    Becky
    california
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Crossing, Last Cavaliers Series #1.
    I purchased the 3 book series and I am glad I did... it would have been awful to have had to wait for book 2 and 3 if I had not purchased them together. (you just want to keep on reading and reading). The author weaves together our nation's history, romance and Godly principals. I laughed, cried and was reminded of how very much we have to be thankful to God for. Each character and their situation in life was a reminder of how gracious our Lord is and how much He cares for each of us. I very much enjoyed reading these books and then discussing what I had read with my husband.
  2. anyamishbooks
    Pensacola, Fl
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Not very Amish
    August 30, 2013
    anyamishbooks
    Pensacola, Fl
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for The Crossing, Last Cavaliers Series #1.
    I bought this series because it was listed under Amish Fiction, and because I have read Gilbert Morris's books before. I was disappointed with this book. It had only a small part that was Amish. Yancy's family keep saying they where proud of him. The Amish believe it is a sin to be proud, that is why they all dress the same. One other thing Yancy never joined the Church and they still Shunned him. That is very rare. I did read all three of the books in this series and the only book with any Amish was the first book. Except for the Last name of the main male character that is the only tie to each book. After the first book was done Yancy was not mentioned in the other two books.
  3. Jved267
    Detroit, MI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Great Historical Fiction Novel!
    February 19, 2013
    Jved267
    Detroit, MI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Gilbert Morris is one of my favorite authors and this book does not disappoint. Based on the history of the Civil War, the book takes a close look at Stonewall Jackson and a few of his aides. The main character is a courier by the name of Yancey Tremaine, whose background includes living with the Cheyenne and the Amish. The book takes you through the first few years of the Civil War, with Yancey searching for what God wants him to do with his life and how the war changes his life.
  4. Radiolady
    Toronto, Ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    February 26, 2012
    Radiolady
    Toronto, Ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for The Crossing, Last Cavaliers Series #1.
    I am a huge fan of Gilbert Morris, but this story left me unsatisfied. While its about different types of conflict, it seemed to only touch down on the issues. Heavy on detail, light on depth.
  5. sherylc
    Haughton, LA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Simply the best
    June 14, 2011
    sherylc
    Haughton, LA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Crossing, Last Cavaliers Series #1.
    I read everything written by Gilbert Morris. I am so impressed how Mr. Morris always intertwines history and the story.

    This book is the best book that I have read. I cannot wait until August.
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