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    Shades of Gray

    A Civil War Love Story: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia

    by Jessica James

    Product Details:
    • Pub. Date: January 19, 2008
    • Publisher: Patriot Press
    • Format: Digital
    • Pages: 468
    • ISBN-13: 9780979600005

    • Paperback



    Gallantry and chivalry are put to the test when a Confederate cavalry officer discovers the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect is the Union spy he has vowed to his men he would destroy. Readers will discover the fine line between friends and enemies when the lives of these two tenacious foes cross by the fates of war and their destinies become entwined forever.

    Called “a riveting piece of historical fiction” by the Midwest Book Review and often compared to Gone with the Wind, Noble Cause takes readers across the rolling hills of northern Virginia in a page-turning tale of courage and love. Winner of numerous national literary awards, and a novel that is read and cherished by both men and women. 

    Editorial Review


    Award-Winning Civil War Love Story

    “It is a book that I think could have the impact of a ‘Gone With the Wind.” – J. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History

    “The best Civil War fiction book since Cold Mountain.” – J. Bibb, SCV, Trimble Camp 1836

    “A classic love story as much as it is a war story.” – Civil War Book Review

    Meet the Writer


    Jessica James is an award-winning author of suspense, historical fiction, and military fiction ranging from the Revolutionary War to modern day. She is the only two-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and was featured in the book 50 Authors You Should Be Reading, published in 2010. 

    Her novels appeal to both men and women and are featured in library collections all over the United States including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy. By weaving the principles of courage, devotion, and duty into each book, she attempts to honor the unsung heroes of the American military—past and present—and to convey the magnitude of their sacrifice and service.

    When not writing, James stays active working part-time as a stagehand where she assists with shows ranging from country bands and stage plays, to operas, comedy acts and ballets.

    James resides in Gettysburg, Pa., and is a member of the Military Writers Society of America, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Romance Writers of America.

    Book Awards

    2015 NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Romantic Suspense

    2014 Valley Forge Romance Writers Sheila Award Finalist

    2014 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction

    2014 Reader’s Crown Award Finalist

    2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in Fiction/Religious

    2013 USA “Best Books 2013” Finalist in Fiction/Religious

    2012 Bronze winner Foreword Magazine Book of the Year in Romance 

    2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction

    2011 USA "Best Books 2011" Finalist in Historical Fiction

    2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Best Regional Fiction

    2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Romance 

    2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Historical Fiction 

    2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

    2010 Military Writers Society Award in Historical Fiction

    2009 HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Southern Theme

    2009 Nominated for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction

    2008 Indie Next Generation Award for Best Regional Fiction

    2008 Indie Next Generation Finalist for Best Historical Fiction

    2008 IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction

    2008 ForeWord Magazine Finalist for Book of the Year in Romance category

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