I really enjoyed Glen’s historical thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose so I was delighted when he got in touch to let me know about his latest book, The Cotillion Brigade, which was published on 15th March 2021. Set in the American Civil war and described as Gone With The Wind meets A League Of Their Own, The Cotillion Brigade is based on the true story of the female militia, the Nancy Hart Rifles. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while until I can read the book myself but you can find more about it and how to grab yourself a copy below.
About the Book
Georgia burns. Sherman’s Yankees are closing in. Will the women of LaGrange run or fight?
1856. Sixteen-year-old Nannie Colquitt Hill makes her debut in the antebellum society of the Chattahoochee River plantations. A thousand miles to the north, a Wisconsin farm boy, Hugh LaGrange, joins an Abolitionist crusade to ban slavery in Bleeding Kansas. Five years later, secession and total war against the homefronts of Dixie hurl them toward a confrontation unrivaled in American history.
Read the remarkable story of the Southern women who formed America’s most famous female militia and the Union officer whose life they changed forever.
The Cotillion Brigade is an epic novel of war’s burdens on love, the resilient bonds of sisterhood in devastation, and the miracle of reconciliation between bitter enemies.
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About the Author
A graduate of Indiana University School of Law and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Glen Craney practiced trial law before joining the Washington, D.C. press corps to write about national politics and the Iran-contra trial for Congressional Quarterly magazine. In 1996, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences awarded him the Nicholl Fellowship prize for best new screenwriting.
His debut historical novel, The Fire and the Light, was named Best New Fiction by the National Indie Excellence Awards. He is a three-time Finalist/Honorable Mention winner of Foreword Magazine’s Book-of-the-Year and a Chaucer Award winner for Historical Fiction. His books have taken readers to Occitania during the Albigensian Crusade, the Scotland of Robert Bruce, Portugal during the Age of Discovery, the trenches of France during World War I, the battlefields of the Civil War, and the American Hoovervilles of the Great Depression. He lives in Malibu, California.