- ... A story of love and redemption. ...[Depicts] attitudes and feelings of soldiers on both sides as well as struggles of civilians living along the border. ...Captures the Civil War in a well-told exciting adventure and romance.
Midwest Book Review
- "War often makes strange bedfellows of us all. "Beyond the Wood" is a novel of the American Civil War, as Hank, a Union soldier, takes a fallen Confederate Soldier's last letter and seeks to deliver it to his widow. Aggressive, Hank puts the new widow in an unusual predicament. Their situation grows unique, as Michael J. Roueche presents a tale of personal intrigue and a unique brand of romance, recommended. "Beyond the Wood" is a fine addition to historical fiction collections."
Civil War News
- "Although events involving the 19th Indiana Infantry as a regiment appear historically accurate, some of the plot points involve dramatic license by the author....Beyond the Wood is an interesting and different Civil War novel."
- "War, romance and mystery collide in this deeply researched Civil War novel...."