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ISBN:0983756716
Author: Michael J. Roueche
ISBN13: 978-0983756712
Title: Beyond the Wood
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Vesta House Publishing (November 29, 2011)
Pages: 524

Beyond the Wood by Michael J. Roueche



Always a romantic, only in more recent years did he discover the Civil War, thanks to Bruce Catton books and Michael Schaara’s Killer Angels. He and his wife of 35 years now live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking and exploring the High Plains and Rocky Mountains, with their alpine vistas, aspen groves and evergreen forests, and amazing wildlife. He blogs on the Civil War and Shakespeare. He's currently reading all of Shakespeare to mark the Bard's 450th anniversary.

3 primary works, 3 total works. Book 1. Beyond the Wood. by Michael J. Roueche. 2012 John Esten Cooke Award Winner. Shelve Beyond the Wood.

This button i Beyond the Wood, Book 1, by Michael J. Roueche, is a marvelous story of sights, sounds, and human emotions set in the Civil War. The author brings to life the lives and loves of characters caught in the tug-of-war conflicts between North and South. Reid Gragg visits a battlefield in Virginia(present day)at the request of his father to carry on a family tradition. Not wanting to disappoint his father, he has to take with him a button from a Civil War uniform passed down in the family. This button is a key to what Reid will experience as he meets a lady in the field.

Michael J. Roueche writes Civil War novels meant to be fun reads with plots that fit in historically accurate settings. He also blogs, writing about anything that catches his interest (except politics)-including the Civil War; the natural beauty and animal life in Colorado; and Shakespeare. He is recipient of the 2012 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award for Southern History for Beyond the Wood

An impressively gifted storyteller, this concluding volume of a truly outstanding Civil War era trilogy by Michael J. Roueche is as extraordinary and consistently entertaining a read as his first two novels.

Tempting Skies (Beyond the Wood Book 3). Michael J Roueche. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Beyond the Wood by Michael Roueche. It is clear that Roueche has done his homework as he brings both the domestic and battle scenes of the American Civil War to life while at the same time making it clear that this was not a conflict drawn strictly across geographical lines. As a high school English teacher, I am always looking for books I can recommend to my students without reservation, and Beyond the Wood fits the bill with its engaging storyline, captivating characters, and hints of mystery and romance

Award-Winning Author of Civil War novels "BEYOND THE WOOD" and "A RIVER DIVIDES  .

Award-winning series Beyond the Wood. Award-winning series Beyond the Wood.

Title: Beyond the Wood. Author: Michael J Roueche. Publisher: Vesta House Publishing. Release Date: November 29, 2011. ISBN: 978-0983756712. Roueche, author of Beyond the Wood, on LibraryThing. Michael J. Roueche is currently considered a "single author. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Roueche is composed of 1 name.

Reviews: 7
Gaxaisvem
Historical fiction isn't usually a genre that grabs me, but something about this one caught my eye, and I am glad I read it! I learned so much about the Civil War, since the author was able to really place the reader right in the middle of things. From the everyday struggles of both soldiers and civilians, to how commanding officers were viewed by those who served under them is painted in an understandable manner. Roueche makes you feel like you are actually there. As the plot twists and grows, it draws the reader further in, wanting to see not only the detailed historical storyline (which I admit I am woefully uneducated in), but also the outcome of the fictional plot and characters as well. The characters are well drawn, and the plot well mapped out, making it easier for a non-historical fiction buff to enjoy it as much as seasoned Civil War enthusiasts. The touching romantic-connection-from-a-distance may also appeal to Austen fans. The book succeeds in portraying the horrors of war, the messiness of politics, betrayal among supposed friends, loyalty and civility despite hardships, and the hope and resilience of the human heart... all in one volume. A nice escape from the here and now (and isn't that what we read novels for?).
WinDImmortaL
I thoroughly enjoyed Beyond the Wood. It is a love story that expertly weaves in historical information from the Civil War. Not having much interest in the Civil War beyond the average person, I found my interest piqued after finishing the novel. The experiences of both the soldiers and those who lived in the path of the war (figuratively and literally) were an essential part of the story. It brought into focus a vivid picture of the beliefs that instigated the war and the suffering and challenges that the people experienced as war raged throughout the country. The main characters are fully developed and convincing. The hero and heroine have both strengths and weaknesses that make them likable. And the villain is truly detestable! Three days after I finished the novel, I was still thinking about them and had to remind myself they were fictional. The love story is a treat and the book is very well written. A great read!
Mpapa
"Beyond the Wood" was a wonderful journey through the tragedy of the Civil War and the great divide between countrymen, neighbors and family. The love story only made the events more real and compelling. I couldn't put it down and I look forward to the next book in the series. Well done Mr. Roueche.
Minha
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Beyond the Wood by Michael Roueche. It is clear that Roueche has done his homework as he brings both the domestic and battle scenes of the American Civil War to life while at the same time making it clear that this was not a conflict drawn strictly across geographical lines. As a high school English teacher, I am always looking for books I can recommend to my students without reservation, and Beyond the Wood fits the bill with its engaging storyline, captivating characters, and hints of mystery and romance. Alternating the storyline between past and present also adds to both the interest and intrigue of this entertaining historical fiction. I have recommended this book to several readers and look forward to "book talking" it to my students and adding a copy to my classroom library in the very near future.
Sermak Light
I love this book. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the story is fantastic. My very favorite books are those with great stories, and this one definitely has that. I was surprised and excited when multiple story lines converged with some unexpected twists. The only reason I rated it 4 instead of 5 stars is because it took me a little time to get into. However, it really didn't take long and then the story really took off and I was hooked. I love Hank, the protagonist, who surprised me with his cleverness and quick wit. If you enjoy a great romance, action, or historical fiction, you will enjoy this book.
Made-with-Love
This is a thought provoking story reminding us about the real costs of war. The story was imaginative and full of interesting historical information. I enjoyed it immensely. I began reading it and couldn't stop. There were moments of profound thought that kept me pondering long after I finished reading it. The lessons of the Civil War, learned or not learned, are the same lessons we face all these years after that war. It was a reminder of the true toll of war is...death and destruction. However, even out of the ashes of war, people go on becoming, hopefully, better people. I highly recommend this book. It is awesome!
Dyni
This is a great book to read. The author knows his Civil War history and does a terrific job in bringing his characters to life. I had a difficult time setting it down. I can't wait until this becomes a full length movie. Need I say more!
This book just plods along like an exhausted Confederate soldier. I enjoyed it because I'm familiar with the area of Northern Virginia in which it is set, but it never really grabbed me.