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Across the Great Divide: Book 1 The Clouds of War

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Lexington, Kentucky, 1859. After saving John Hunt Morgan from a puma attack, fifteen-year-old farm boy Will Crump joins Hunt’s militia, the Lexington Rifles. Morgan mentors Will and enrolls him in the local university, where he hopes to study law. As tensions rise between the North and South, Will is torn between his loyalty to Morgan and his love for his family. Will’s fa ...more
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Elm Hill
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Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Very good read about the Civil War, and how it did divide families. Will and Robert, a father and son quickly realize they are on opposite sides of the war and are trying to survive, and hope that they are not sending enemy fire upon the other one. Although Will may not be on the "right" side of the battle he still feels he is fighting for his beliefs that he owes a debt to this Captain he is regimented under and that he is fighting for his homeland. Meanwhile, the two older sisters also get the ...more
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May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love historical novels, and “Across the Great Divide” blends fact and fiction perfectly! Like a great rollercoaster, Michael Ross’ debut novel goes up and down with personal crises and national conflict, but it also twists about unexpectedly from character to memorable character in a sprawling story of the Civil War.
Will, an earnest young man whose faith and honor sometimes put him at odds with those he loves, is caught up in the struggles of a country grappling with its own destiny.
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Across the Great Divide is a very well done attempt at displaying how the brutal American Civil War practically destroyed life for Americans due to the issues of slavery and secession. Coming back in 1865 to find your home ruined, your fortunes devastated, and your whole life was wasted. You fought for a cause, and that cause was defeated. The author definitely evokes this kind of attention and detail in this book. The historical research feels superb, and there is never a moment that questions ...more
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this book is appropriately named.
I loved reading this book because I love historical fiction and I learned an awful lot in this book.
For a debut novel by Michael Ross this is certainly well done!! His research is exquisite and the characters are wonderful!
It certainly must've been been very hard for the families that were split up during the conflict.
It took a whole lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in. It still does today!
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