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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Last Cavaliers
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?
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.
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.
chasChicago, IlAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5the Crossing is a realistic look of the soldiers of the Civil War eraOctober 3, 2014chasChicago, IlAge: 55-65Gender: femaleGilbert Morris does a splendid job of fleshing out characters , getting them involved in interactions with others that seem common to mankind and following them as they prepare and fight for a cause they or their state believes in . I felt as if I knew these characters and could feel their pain as they tried to do what they thought was the right thing in battling folk across a state line or river .
BeckycaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great read!November 22, 2013BeckycaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I 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.
anyamishbooksPensacola, FlAge: 55-65Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Not very AmishAugust 30, 2013anyamishbooksPensacola, FlAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 1I 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.
Jved267Detroit, MIAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Great Historical Fiction Novel!February 19, 2013Jved267Detroit, MIAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Gilbert 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.
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5February 26, 2012RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I 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.