NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gilbert Morris’ legacy of novels spans generations, publishing houses, and historical topics. With 228 books to his credit, Morris’ new Water Wheel Novel series reflects his fascination with the role that the Mississippi played in the growth of the country. His sales are seven million books worldwide.
Morris explains, “As a boy, I was fascinated by the paddle wheeled steamships that were still in service. I would go to the docks and watch as the steamboats ferried cars across the river. Later I became interested in books that describe the crafts and the vital part they played in our history.”
The Water Wheel series is set in 1850 and is a generational saga that begins with a penniless immigrant from England who ultimately founds a dynasty based on steamboats.
Though Morris did not write his first novel until age 50, he says he has no plans to retire now. “I love to write and try to make each book a work that will give glory to Jesus Christ. Over the past twenty years, I have written on average one book a month!” he says.
Asked about his creative process, Morris is committed to making “sure that the history is accurate, that there is romance, and that in each book, someone is converted, and wins a victory in one of the struggles that Christians face.”
The first title in the Water Wheel series, The River Queen, released in fall 2011, followed by The River Rose (June 2012) with the final book, The River Palace, set to release in January 2013. B&H Publishing has created a Gilbert Morris site (GilbertMorris.com)
B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. B&H exists to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among its print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, recent titles include the award-winning HCSB Study Bible and New York Times No. 1 best sellers The Love Dare and The Vow.
The River Queen, 978-1-4336-7320-
The River Rose, 978-1-4336-7321-
The River Palace, 978-1-4336-7319-