#Spotlight The Cotillion Brigade by Glen Craney @glencraney

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.


The Cotillion BrigadeAbout 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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GlenCraneyAbout 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.

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The Cotillion Brigade

#PublicationDay #Spotlight Courage Without Grace by Jeannie Zokan

I loved Jeannie’s first novel The Existence of Pity. It introduced the reader to sixteen-year-old Josie Wales, growing up in 1970s Colombia, South America.  Therefore I was delighted when Jeannie got in touch to let me know her new book, Courage Without Grace, was to be published today. Although it can be read as a standalone, Courage Without Grace continues the story of Josie but it’s now 1983 and she’s living in Washington, DC.

If you’re tempted to grab yourself a copy of Courage Without Grace, the ebook is currently available at a promotional price of only £2.15 from Amazon UK.


Courage Without GraceAbout the Book

Josie Wales doesn’t need her palm reading skills to know her lover is seeing someone else. It’s time to end it, but she’s been with Tom for seven years. And there’s something – someone – she needs to tell him about. That secret keeps pulling her back, but this time she’s determined to break it off.

To find the courage to end the relationship, Josie seeks advice from new acquaintances. But she somehow manages to make an even bigger mess of her life. When Jack, Tom’s twin and her childhood friend, comes to DC to reconnect, he helps Josie get her feet back on the ground.

Just as Josie is beginning to resolve the chaos in her life, a tragic secret from her past comes back to haunt her. Before she can move forward and have a second chance at love, she must face her grief and loss.

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Jeannie ZokanAbout the Author

Jeannie Zokan is the author of The Existence of Pity and Courage Without Grace. She grew up in Colombia, South America and after studying Library Science at Baylor University moved to Washington, DC to attend The George Washington University. Much like Josie in Courage Without Grace, she became a palm reader there.

When DC’s cold weather finally did her in, she took her motorcycle to Florida’s Gulf Coast where she now lives ten minutes from the beach with her husband and their cat. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s reading, playing tennis, visiting their two grown daughters, or practicing yoga in their garage gym.

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