Book Giveaway

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Hello and welcome to the site of historical fiction author Jessica James. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you will come back again soon.

For those of you who have just stumbled upon my site, I am the author of Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia (Jan. 2008), and I am working on my second novel Above and Beyond.

The release of Shades of Gray in January, 2008, was the culmination of years of research on the brave men who fought in the Civil War on the soil of Virginia. As you can see from some of the reviews on the right-hand column, the book has been praised for its attention to historical detail--but don't get the idea it's just a Civil War book. It is, more than anything, a love story.

For those of you who have read the book and enjoyed it, I hope you stop back in as I post "the missing chapters." The book was originally more than 1,000 pages, so there are a number of sub-plots that didn't make the cut.

Stop back soon!



Patty said...

Hi Jessica...I stumbled arcoss you from a comment you left on another blog. I am glad I did. I have you bookmarked now and will return soon. I have a new and exciting interest in the Civil War and look forward to reading you.

Dorothy Thompson said...

Love your book blog, Jessica!

Cheryl said...

I am loving this book, Jessica. I can't put it down!


mattviews said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Jessica. I'm excited to discover that you're an author! Apropos of reading Gone with the Wind this month, your novel also piques my interest. :)

Shawn said...

Hey there, I commented on your blog---so I decided to come over and visit your website...

Again, congrats on the great reviews and the awards----I am looking forward to reading the book!

Cee said...

As the lineal descendant of nine Confederate soldiers, I have to say that it is fantastic to learn that someone has written a novel that doesn't demonize the South. I love that you are doing something special for Confederate History Month.
I have long wished that I had the talent to write an historically correct War Between the States novel. But, alas, I have to content myself with writing Confederate themed "poems." Although I love to read, I don't have the patience to write anything longer.
I found you through the SHNV, and I will definitely be checking back!