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Michael J. Roueche grew up in Virginia and spent most of his adult life in the Old Dominion. Always a romantic, only in more recent years did he discover the Civil War that always had surrounded him, thanks to Bruce Catton books from his father's library and a good friend who gave him a copy of Michael Schaara's "Killer Angels." He and his wife of 34 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. They have five children and several grandchildren.
I love to read, and especially love books that have historical fact woven into a fictional tale. The Civil War is such an interesting backdrop for a story, and Roueche did an... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Elizabeth Green
Riveting to the end. Mixture of love, philosophy and war. Excellent story well told. A good read. Well worth reading.Published 17 months ago by Kaye S.
I bought this to read on a business trip, but ended up almost finishing it before I left. I just couldn't put or down. Well written and a great and captivating story.Published 17 months ago by Kevin L. Hopkins
Beyond the Wood, Book 1, by Michael J. Roueche, is a marvelous story of sights, sounds, and human emotions set in the Civil War. Read morePublished 22 months ago by t march
For some reason I had a hard time staying in this book and almost gave up on it several times. In the end, I wish I had. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Carolyn E. Jenkins
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... Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by cbharvest
It was the most amazing book I have read in a long time. It was written very well, told a fabulous story. I would recommend it for anyone.Published on June 30, 2013 by Sheila Wasserbaech
I'm not normally a fan of the Civil War era, either in fiction or `non'. So, though I'd heard this was a good read, I only dug into it recently. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Robin Patterson Nolet
It just draws you into the story. I could not put this book down! A must read and great details of what people lived through in 1862, and yet, still had hope for love.Published on June 20, 2013 by Kimberly Tritt