I know much of the country is white with snow right now, but with Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s time to have warm hearts even if the rest of us is freezing.
In honor of the romantic occasion, I have put together a little booklet called “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War.”
These are true stories of enduring love that I have run across in doing research for my award-winning historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. Since this year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, I thought this topic would be very fitting.
In the book, I have included letters from some of the most well known Civil War leaders, including generals J.E.B. Stuart, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and George Pickett, among others.
No matter how much or little you know about these important historical characters, I think you will be surprised at their heartfelt words of love.
If you are interested in receiving a copy of this e-book, please either leave a comment or email me directly with your email address, and feel free to follow my blog at http://www.jessicajamesblog.com/. I’ll be sending the book out the first week of February.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Hi, Jessica! I’d love to have a copy of “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War.” I am sure that I will be deeply touched by the poignant and abiding sentiment of such remarkable true love stories.
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Hi Jessica. What a lovely idea and I would be honored to share that aspect of our history.
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I came across your article on the Civil War and thought you might be interested in a novel on the Civil War that I just published.
Hiram’s Honor: Reliving
Private Terman’s Civil War, ISBN 978-0615-27812-4.
Hiram’s Honor can be examined at http://www.amazon.com/Hirams-Honor-Reliving-Private-Termans/dp/0615278124/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239221935&sr=8-1
Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Richmond (Belle Island), Savannah and Andersonville are prominently featured in the book which is printed and distributed by Ingram Book Company. For more, step into the Civil War at http://hiramshonor.blogspot.com or see book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OU_iMU9cpM..
Professional reviews of the book can be seen at http://www.cincinnaticwrt.org/data/articles/Terman_Review_Hirams%20Honor.pdf and http://www.civilwarnews.com/reviews/2010br/january/hiram_terman_b011004.html.
The unique thing about this book is that I assume the identity of my ancestor in all of his battles and prison misery. It was quite a challenge to match every detail that actually happened (dairies, letters, first-hand accounts) with a first person dramatized and riveting story of how I would have reacted in his situation. Best wishes in your work.
Thank you, I’ll take a look at your book. Looks interesting!
I would love to read your “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War”. I am a die-hard romantic, it has been a long, difficult winter and it would surely cheer me up to read these inspirational words from some of the historical figures I admire most!
Best regards & Happy Valentine’s Day
Hi Jessica! I would be honored for the opportunity to read your “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War.” I just finished reading “Shades of Grey” and I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it. I found that is was extremely difficult to put down. Thank you for the fantastic travel through time and a chance to explorer our wonderful southern history. sanmacks at yahoo dot com.
Hi, Jessica, i’m a new blog follower. Your ebook sounds good! I’d love to have a copy, and thank you. -laura
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What a wonderful idea. I love everything romantic, but I never thought of a book of Civil War love letters before.
I stumbled on your site this morning and immediately called my library to see if they had “Shades of Gray.” They do not have it, but will order it from a neighboring county for me! I can’t wait. I’ve always been a fan of historical fiction; my youngest son (a high school band director) is a REAL student of the Civil War – just took a trip to Gettysburg and has already been to several other battle sites. I would also love to have a copy of “From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War.”
Just a note: my husband and I were married on Valentine’s Day 1952 – sadly he passed away on July 6, 2007 – we had 55 Valentine anniversaries together – I sure miss my Valentine!
I’m at work today – my e-mail at home is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the e-book there and thank you so very much.
June Horn Brown
Hi Jessica. My dad is interested in getting a copy of this book but it appears that it is only available as an e-book. Could I get a copy of the e-book for him, he would love it. Thank you.
Hi Whitney. Send me your email address and I will send a copy of the book. You can contact me through the Contact Me button to the Left if you want.
Hello Jessica. I received “Noble Cause” for Christmas. I am hooked. Gettysburg is the favorite spot for my Steve and I to visit each summer. I would love to read “From the Heart”, please forward to me. I am looking forward to many many more. Thank you for bringing Civil War history to life for a local girl and her beau.
Jessica, I would love to have an opportunity to read ” From the Heart”. I have just finished “Noble Cause”, and I find myself wanting more. I thoroughly enjoy reading Civil War books, and this one was one of the very best. I love a book I can’t put down,and I avoided much dreaded housework because of it. I will be recommending it to many readers. Please send a copy to email@example.com. Thank you for many hours of enjoyment.