Book Review: “The Crossing” by Gilbert MorrisJuly 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
Tags: Amish, Book Review, Christian Fiction, Gilbert Morris, Romance Fiction, Thriller
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 finest. Yancy Tremayne is very unhappy when his father decides to go back to the Shenandoah Valley and the Amish roots they came from. However the life of an Amish farmer is not the life for Yancy so when The Civil War breaks out Yancy runs away and joins the army for the South under the command of Thomas Jackson who earns the nickname Stonewall Jackson.
“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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