Honor and conviction clash with loyalty and love in this epic Civil War novel that pits brother against brother. Winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, Noble Cause chronicles the clash of a Confederate cavalry officer with a Union spy as they defend their beliefs, their country, and their honor.
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 Virginia in a page-turning tale of courage and love.
Gallantry and chivalry are put to the test when Colonel Alexander Hunter discovers the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect is the Union spy he has vowed to his men he would destroy.
With its unique blend of romantic and historical fiction, Noble Cause tells a deeply personal and poignant tale that, according to one reviewer “transcends the pages to settle in the very marrow of the reader’s bones.”
Praised by both men and women, and suitable for teens, this novel captivates and enthralls by telling a classic tale of courage, sacrifice and enduring love.
Originally published as Shades of Gray, Noble Cause is the winner of multiple national literary awards.
Targeted Age Group: Teens and up
Book Price: 2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing historical fiction requires doing a lot of research – both historical facts and in such things as vocabulary and cadence within the era.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Jessica James is a former newspaper editor who spent 18 years in a newsroom before turning her attention to writing fiction. Her latest novel Above and Beyond hit #1 in the Christian Historical Fiction category on Amazon, and her last novel Noble Cause is the recipient of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction among other national awards. She resides in Gettysburg, Pa., and featured in the book 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading, published in 2010.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Love of writing and ability to share American history through historical fiction.