Michael J. Roueche
A River Divides
April 01, 2019 Comments.. 654
A River Divides The sequel to the Cooke Fiction Award winning novel where the action and romance of the Beyond the Wood continue It s winter While Eastern Theater soldiers languish in camp boredom conspira

  • Title: A River Divides
  • Author: Michael J. Roueche
  • ISBN: 9780983756767
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • The sequel to the 2012 Cooke Fiction Award winning novel, where the action and romance of the Beyond the Wood continue It s winter 1864 While Eastern Theater soldiers languish in camp boredom conspiracy, treachery and mystery envelop Confederate widow Betsy Henderson Is there something sinister in a visit from the town sheriff Did she tell him too much Can she be truThe sequel to the 2012 Cooke Fiction Award winning novel, where the action and romance of the Beyond the Wood continue It s winter 1864 While Eastern Theater soldiers languish in camp boredom conspiracy, treachery and mystery envelop Confederate widow Betsy Henderson Is there something sinister in a visit from the town sheriff Did she tell him too much Can she be true to all she s sworn In the meantime, William, a runaway slave, still craving his chance to fight for the Union, flees Virginia Stumbling into the murky waters of Kentucky servitude and near death, he has nothing to offer but a worn body, exhausted spirit and troubled mind Dare he imagine freedom, soldiering and even love Or is he broken and fully spent In 1864, white and black, soldier and civilian, guilty and innocent are trapped in the tumultuous conflict, and nothing is as it seems Welcome to the river that divides them Praise for A River Divides Midwest Book ReviewA complex narrative about conflicted individuals struggling to be true to themselves and their beliefs, despite the harsh realities surrounding their lives, A River Divides is a sober, thoughtful, and expertly researched Civil War novel Highly recommendedChanticleer Book Reviews Roueche s beautifully written imagery and ability to immerse readers in place and time will delight and hook readers from the very beginning to the very end.

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    1. Chanticleer EditorialBook Reviews says:

      Like the first book in Beyond the Woods Series, the second, A River Divides, offers a complex view into life during the Civil War era. This multifaceted book has the same engaging characters found in the first and includes a few new ones, that when combined, will keep readers riveted to the pages.The story resumes in winter of 1864, where Betsy Henderson remains outside Staunton, Virginia with a freshly bruised face, worrying whether she’s revealed too much. Will the sheriff find out about her [...]

    2. Sarah says:

      While I really enjoyed this I loved the first book so much it would have been hard to top. I was a bit more on edge (I think, it HAS been a year since my first read of Book 1) with the story line this time and there were some really good twists. I'm trying really hard not to give anything away here If you haven't read "Beyond the Wood" I highly recommend reading it. I was not disappointed with this second installment and I will be anxiously awaiting the conclusion. I kind of wish there had been [...]

    3. Alyssa says:

      Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I received this book from a giveaway.I definitely enjoyed the book. I will say though, that I don't feel the book really had me yearning to know what would happen next until some page in the 300s (which is almost the end). I like how the story concerned more than just Betsy, Dante/Walthrope, and Hank's situation. I really liked seeing the slaves' points of view. As an African American living in Richmond,VA it was interesting to read. I live really close to Cary street, [...]

    4. Megan McCauley says:

      I received this book from good reads first readsAlthough I didn't read the first book I really enjoyed this one! The author makes you feel what the characters are going through just like you are living the story with them. This was my first read about the civil war,and it was interesting to read aboutthe impact for everybody including the slaves. I will be reading the first one and looking forward to the next!!!

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