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Jessica James started her professional career as a veterinary technician, specializing in horses. Her love of animals, however, made it too difficult to work with sick animals every day, so she went back to school and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations/journalism—and later a master’s in communications. She worked for 18 years as newspaper reporter and editor before diving into writing fiction. She currently balances the sedentary life of a writer with working part-time as a stagehand at a performing arts theater. Her latest novel Noble Cause is the recipient of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction among other national awards. Her first novel Shades of Gray, also an epic Civil War love story, twice overtook Gone with the Wind on the Amazon bestseller list in its category James is featured in the book 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading, published in 2010.
He was fiercely devoted to the Confederacy;
She, fervently dedicated to the Union.
One risked life to save a Cause—
The other, honor, to save a life.
This is the tale of Colonel Alexander Hunter, a dauntless and daring Confederate cavalry officer, who, with his band of intrepid outcasts, becomes a legend in the rolling hills of northern Virginia. Inspired by love of country and guided by a sense of duty and honor, Hunter must make a desperate choice when he discovers the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect is the Union spy he vowed to his men he would destroy.
Readers will discover the fine line between friends and enemies when the paths of these two tenacious foes cross by the fates of war and their destinies become entwined forever.
“A moving account of two people who are drawn into an untenable conflict and find love, despite their opposing beliefs.” — Romantic Times
Hunter heard a voice and felt fingers probing his shoulder. Although his arm throbbed with pain, the touch felt tender and soothing upon his bare flesh. He tried to force the cobwebs from his brain, to clear his blurred vision and mind. Opening his eyes and blinking at the pain, he stared at the face leaning over him.
He thought he recognized the countenance—but no, that could not be. The image could not be of the one he had quarreled with just four days earlier. He saw no sign of the hatred and anger that blazed so fervently then, nor any sign of the customary sullen frown. All that showed there now was deep concern and a look of tenderness.
He closed his eyes and tried to think. Tired. So tired.
After being hit, he had fallen. Perhaps he had hit his head and was hallucinating now. Or perhaps he was just so exhausted he was having a strange dream. Strange, indeed. Because the woman he had left in the next room would be more inclined to strangle him than bend over him in aid.
Hunter blinked at the intensity of light flooding through the window while gazing upon the worried face. He became more certain he was dreaming, but decided to talk to the apparition. “What do you think, Doc?” He hoped he had actually spoken the words aloud, because it was only with supreme effort that he retained consciousness.
The figure did not respond right away. She seemed intent on cleaning the wound. Or maybe, Hunter thought, she really is just a figment of my exhausted imagination.
“It appears a bullet has pierced your celestial armor, Major,” she answered at last. “Unfortunately, it does not appear to be fatal.”
She did not lift her eyes at first, but when she did bring them up to meet his, they brimmed with amusement. Hunter thought he had never seen anything so beautiful, so exquisite, as those two dazzling green eyes filled with laughter. He contrasted the image to the raving, maddened woman he left, but could find no comparison. Where did this person come from or where had the other gone? He hoped they had switched places for good.
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