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 ReviewHonor and conviction clash with loyalty and love in this epic Civil War love story that pits brother against brother. Shades of Gray 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, the novel 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. 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.
“Andrea and Alex will surely take the place in my heart of Rhett and Scarlett as the perfect Civil War fictional love story!” – A. Deyarmin, Reviewer
"I am reluctant to admit I enjoyed it (Shades of Gray) more than Gone With the Wind! This book takes you through so many emotions!" – Amazon Reviewer
"Not since reading Gone With the Wind have I enjoyed a book so much as Jessica James's Shades of Gray! I could not put Shades of Gray down, from start to finish! ... Impressive detailed dialogue, accurate historical descriptions and characters are unforgettable." - S. Winch
"This is what epic stores are made of. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book ... especially if you love The Civil War. I will not get rid of this one. It is a keeper that I will read time and time again." - T Weatherby
"I'm a civil war historian with roots deep in the southern states and I couldn't put this book down. I'm not usually into books with a romantic element, but Shades of Gray really is that good!" B. Webb
Awards Won By Jessica James2014 Sheila Award Finalist, Valley Forge Romance Writers2014 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction2014 Reader’s Crown Award Finalist2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in Fiction/Religious2013 USA “Best Books 2013” Finalist in Fiction/Religious2012 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year (Bronze) in Romance2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction2011 USA "Best Books 2011" Finalist in Historical Fiction2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Best Regional Fiction2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Romance2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Historical Fiction2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award2010 Stars and Flags: 2nd place for Historical Fiction2009 HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Southern Theme2008 Indie Next Generation Award for Best Regional Fiction2008 Indie Next Generation Finalist for Best Historical Fiction2008 IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction2008 ForeWord Magazine Finalist for Book of the Year in Romance“This stunning story captures the reader's attention from the start. A moving account of two people who are drawn into an untenable conflict and find love, despite their opposing beliefs.” – Romantic Times“Readers will find the attention to historical detail impeccable and the characters are strongly drawn.” – Foreword Magazine
BIOGRAPHY Jessica James is an award-winning author of military fiction, romantic suspense, and historical fiction ranging from the Revolutionary War to modern day. She is a three-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and has won more than a dozen other literary awards, including a Readers' Favorite International Book Award and a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia