SOURCE: Author Tim Woods

March 24, 2011 05:01 ET

Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim Woods, a Civil War Novel, Now Available on Amazon

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - The novel, Grant Me Timely Grace, by Tim Woods, Crossroads Press, weaves an intricate story of deep cover spies, disgraced military men, diplomatic intrigue and lovely Southern belles into a riveting fictional account of Washington before the Battle of Gettysburg. The novel revolves around Gerard Chantier, an immensely wealthy expatriate widowed Louisianan who has become the confident of the high Union leadership, his beautiful and brilliant daughter Therese, and Gerard's longtime friend and assistant, James Bayeaux, who he had freed from being a family slave upon inheriting his wealth. Add in a disgraced Union officer searching for redemption, a lethal female Southern sympathizer and a suave British intelligence operative and you have quite a story.

Ken Williams for TOCWOC, a popular civil war blog, states in his review: "It is late June, 1863 and the Army of Northern Virginia is north of the Potomac River with elements well into Pennsylvania. Jeb Stuart's Confederate cavalry is close to the Western approaches of Washington, D.C. but what is their intent? An attack on the city? Needless to say, The Union leadership and their advisers are shaken and desperately searching for ways to counter the threat, or are they?

"Author Woods has a good command of the Civil War era and moves deftly between actual and fictional events. He speaks of the intricate defense system of Washington, which also had its flaws which play a role in his narrative. The byzantine politics of both the Northern and Southern governments are also well related. A refreshing addition to Civil War fiction is the plot line involving diplomacy and intrigue with the British Empire, a most fascinating what-if. Grant Me Timely Grace... is highly recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction, especially fiction related to the Gettysburg Campaign."

Grant me Timely Grace is available as an e-book at: http://amzn.com/B004E3X9RU

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