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The Crossing (The Last Cavaliers #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  112 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
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 lo ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Barbour Books (first published January 12th 2011)
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Very good read on General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and his faith along w/his military tactics.
Told from the viewpoint of a his courier which makes me what to see if any of them wrote anything after the war.
Also his love for his wife, Anna and their daughter.
Good look at life in the west w/the Cheyenne and the life of the Amish.
Shenandoah Valley life and battles.
From the very first page, I struggled with reading this book. I could not get into the characters, I found the storyline very jumpy, and some plot details were just plain wrong. Going to a bookstore, and acting like this is a casual event? Books were extremely rare & very expensive and bookstores (by themselves) were limited to larger cities such as Boston & Philadelphia. Details like that, in what is supposed to be a historical fiction book, bugs me. It's one thing to change the facts t ...more
Outstanding story of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson while he at VMI before the Civil War. It describes him as an instructor, the relationship he developed with some of his students, his marriage to his beloved "Anna", the birth of his little daughter "Julie", him as a leader and commander during the Civil War and then his untimely death. This is a great book to become more acquainted with General Jackson and the battles he was so instrumental in winning, and it adds in some fictional charac ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Carey rated it really liked it
Shelves: carey
Great book. : ) I enjoyed the characters in this story. The characters like Thomas Jackson, Yancy Trenmayne, and his father Daniel. This is a great Civil War fiction romance. Yancy grew up in the Indian- white. Turns out his father's side of the family is Amish.
Victor Gentile
Jul 03, 2011 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Gilbert Morris in his new book, "The Crossing" Book One in The Last Cavaliers Series published by Barbour Publishing takes us back to The Civil War.

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 Crossing" both second natures become one. I think this is historical fiction at its f
Maureen Timerman
Apr 14, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
From beloved author, Gilbert Morris, comes a new trilogy about the Civil War. Yancy Tremayne, son of an Amish man, joins General Stonewall Jackson's troops, which leads to adventure and romance with a Southern belle. 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 maintainin
Feb 07, 2011 Jodie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of History Fiction
Shelves: 2011, net-galley
The Crossing follows the life of Yancey Tremayne from about 12 years old to 18 years old. Yancey's father, Daniel, moves Yancey and himself from Oklahoma back to Virginia to reunite with his Amish mother. Daniel settles in to the Amish community and soon weds Becky. After a few years, Yancey is still unhappy and his dad encourages him to find something that will make him happy. Yancey begins working for Thomas Jackson and is soon enrolled in VMI. Once he enrolls, he yearns to fight in the war an ...more
Rachel Brand
I just couldn't get into this book whatsoever. Tried reading this several months ago and gave the book a good 20% to see if it would pick up at all but it didn't. The style of writing felt very stilted and fake, and reminded me a lot of Wanda Brunstetter - another popular Christian author whose appeal I just don't understand. I thought I'd enjoy this book as Gilbert Morris is a fairly popular author in the historical genre, and this book had an Amish slant on it. The Amish parts didn't ring true ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Kim added it
This was a great book in a series! About Thomas Jonathan Jackson who was a decorated military soldier who has a broken heart. Major married Elionor Junklin they were married for two years until his wife died. He a beautiful young woman named Mary Anne Morrison called her "Anne"
they were married on July 16, 1857. General Jackson return's Yanct Tremayne to the plain people--the Amish of Shenandoah Valley.
Judith Mullett
Sep 04, 2012 Judith Mullett rated it liked it
Took me a chapter or two to get into this book but once I did, I did not regret it. Set before the start of the Civil War, it covers a former amish man, Daniel Tremayne who has a son by his late wife who was 1/2 Cheyenne. They leave the Cheyennes and go back to Daniel's mother's farm where he learns his father has past. Daniel remains Amish but his son, Yancy joins the Virgina Military Institute after working for Thomas Jonathon Jackson (Stonewall) and serves with him when civil war breaks out. ...more
Frances Rogers
Jun 18, 2016 Frances Rogers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic Morris

The author is at his best in this historical novel about the civil war. The insights about the complexity of the conflict and in particular the person of Stonewall Jackson were haunting and memorable.
Rusty Fulling
Feb 2011 - Good Gilbert Morris book. Similar story line to some of his other books from the Winslow series.
Allen Jeffreys
Jan 21, 2016 Allen Jeffreys rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Christian book
Sep 14, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
A New favorite.
Aug 07, 2013 Christine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: will-read-again
I have never been able to get into reading Christian romance novels, but while perusing the library at Church, I was drawn to this book on the "new" table. The fact that it was written by a man and that is was set around the civil war and included historical figures in the story line intrigued me. I was not disappointed. The historical facts as they relate to Stonewall Jackson are very accurate and the romance is not overly done or sappy. I am starting on the second book in the series now. I can ...more
Oct 21, 2014 Sarah rated it it was ok
This book will appeal to a very specific group of people. If you don't care for bible quotes or religion, this book is not for you. If you don't like to read numbers on casualties in wars, this book is not for you. For those who are okay with these criteria and enjoy historical fiction especially world war II, you may enjoy this. The story reads smoothly for the most past with a few dull sections you may end up skipping over. Not bad... probably not going to hold on to to read again though.
A good combination of Christian fiction with historical setting is the Last Cavaliers trilogy by Gilbert Morris. Set during the Civil War it addresses issues of faith, honor, and love. Start with The Crossing. Available in large print.
Jul 13, 2012 Traci rated it really liked it
Loved the way that Stonewall Jackson's story was woven into the fictional story of the main character. Didn't know much about Jackson before but have done a little research since reading this book. He was a brilliant and fascinating man.
Dec 23, 2011 Bethani rated it it was amazing
This new Gilbert Morris series is 10x better than his Oregon Trail Series. It's more similar to his Cheney Duvall MD books, which I love, and has a very interesting plot. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Nov 29, 2011 Ashton rated it liked it
I liked this book...especially the historical fiction of it reminded me of The Red Tent. Written by a Christian author.
Darleen Cole warren
Mar 21, 2016 Darleen Cole warren rated it it was amazing
excellent book, took me forever but I loved reading it. loved the amish background muxed with the indian heritage.
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