Noble Cause is Book of the Year Award winner by Jessica James | Jun 25, 2012 | Blog | 1 comment I’m pleased to announce that Noble Cause has been named a Bronze winner in Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award contest in the Romance category. 1 Comment Carla Engstrom on April 4, 2020 at 1:47 pm I just finished reading Shade of Gray and want to know if Noble Cause is written from a different perspective. Is the story exactly the same as Shade of Gray or is it enough different to read? I do understand the ending is quite different. I love same stories but with a different perspective because it truly tells a different story all together based around the same events and people.