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Series: The Last Cavaliers #1
Published by Barbour Books on February 1st 2011
Genres: christian, historical fiction
Source: the publisher
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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?
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 to add more drama to the story – such as “The Other Boleyn Girl” and another thing to just simplify facts to the point where the retelling is just wrong.
It’s a story with an interesting plot, and has its exciting moments to be sure. All in all, it’s worth reading, but I wouldn’t line up to buy the first copy, either.