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Jessica James Official Gettysburg Book Launch
April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“If you liked The Scarlet Pimpernel, you’ll love this novel.”
– GoodReads Reviewer
Award-winning author to sign latest novel at historical landmark
Award-winning Gettysburg author Traci Lower, who writes under the pen name Jessica James, will be celebrating the release of her latest historical fiction novel “The Lion of the South” at Battlefield Brew Works, 248 Hunterstown Road, Gettysburg, on April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.
After writing romantic suspense and thrillers for the past five years, Lower has returned to her roots with a new historical fiction book that is similar to the classic tale, “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” but set during the American Civil War instead of the French Revolution, “The Lion of the South” pits the destinies—and the lives—of two brave men against one another in a suspenseful tale of espionage and deception during the turbulent 1860s.
Lower’s first novel, Shades of Gray, was published in 2008 and garnered a number of national literary awards, as well as accolades from both historical fiction and romance readers. She penned three other historical fiction novels before moving to the thriller/suspense genre with the award-winning novel “Meant To Be.” Her latest writing venture was a three-book thriller series: “Deadline” (May, 2016); “Fine Line” (August, 2016); and “Front Line” (March, 2017). Each book of this Phantom Force Tactical series can stand alone, but are tied together through the same characters.
Gettysburg Brew Works is located in the barn of the W.H. Montfort Farm, which served as field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. More than 1,300 soldiers were taken to the property, where they occupied the barn, house and grounds. When the Confederates retreated from Gettysburg, they left 446 soldiers at the farm for another 28 days. Forty-seven men who died at the farm were buried there, and later re-interred in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va.
Take a step back in time and visit this historic local landmark. Light snacks will be available, and the author will have copies of all of her books available for signing.
For more information, visit www.jessicajamesbooks.com or the event page at www.facebook.com/events/2004018253204540/.