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Toward the sunrising
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Minneapolis : Bethany House Publishers, c1996.
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368 p.
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Caught in the throes of Reconstruction, Cheney and Shiloh cannot ignore the plight of war-torn Charleston. Cheney Duvall book 4.

Author Notes

Gilbert Morris, May 24, 1929 - Gilbert Morris was born on May 24, 1929 in Forrest City Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1958 from Arkansas State University. He went on to earn his Master's in English from ASU as well and eventually earned his Doctorate in English from the University of Arkansas in 1968.

After graduating from college, Morris became a pastor for a Baptist Church in Alabama. He resided there from 1955 until 1961, at which point he accepted an appointment as a professor at Ouchita Baptist University.

Morris now writes books full time, and all of his stories have a basis in Christian faith. Over the course of his career, Morris has sold millions of copies of his titles. He has been a Gold medallion finalist several times and has received five angel awards, three for the Winslow series and two for the Appomatox Series. He won the National Award for Poetry from Cloverleaf in 1978.

Gilbert Morris passed away on February 18, 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

YA‘Morris effectively portrays the struggles to survive both physically and emotionally in Charleston, SC, during Reconstruction. Cheney Duvall, a Yankee woman doctor, visits the city, where goods are expensive and scarce and the war has not changed individual attitudes toward former slaves. Her new friends are from both races and include former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Conflicts develop and the physician sees firsthand the impact of a group similar to the KKK. Leading characters are well developed in this complex plot: there are many story lines to be resolved at the end. Cheney is a feisty female who does not follow any of the typical southern behavior or standard occupation for a lady. Although this novel is in the middle of the series, the author provides sufficient background for those who have not read previous titles to follow the plot.‘Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Library Journal Review

In this latest installment of the increasingly popular Cheney Duvall saga, Dr. Duvall and her male nurse, Shiloh Irons, find themselves in the midst of controversy during Reconstruction in Charleston, South Carolina. In incredible fashion, the pair almost single-handedly bring a group of unscrupulous merchants and a white supremacist group to justice. Although Cheney ostensibly grows older with each installment in the series, here she is less mature than ever before. Even though this tale lacks quality and substance, the father-daughter Morris team remains popular. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.