Friday, April 22, 2011

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
An Eye For Glory
Zondervan (February 28, 2011)
Karl Bacon


A word from the author:

I grew up in the small picturesque town of Woodbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, I returned to Connecticut and found employment in manufacturing. “Just a job” turned into a professional career, much of which was spent working for a Swiss machine tool company. In 2000 I started my own business to provide services to manufacturing clients across the USA. This change also allowed time to develop my writing craft.

From youth I’ve been a serious student of the Civil War. The draft of An Eye for Glory took ten years from conception to completion. Thousands of hours were spent researching every detail through copious reading, Internet research and personal visits to each battlefield so the novel might be as historically accurate and believable as possible. I live in Naugatuck, Connecticut with my wife of thirty-three years, Jackie.


Michael Palmer is a good man, a family man. But honor and duty push him to leave his comfortable life and answer the call from Abraham Lincoln to fight for his country. This 'citizen soldier' learns quickly that war is more than the battle on the field. Long marches under extreme conditions, illness, and disillusionment challenge at every turn. Faith seems lost in a blur of smoke and blood...and death.

Michael's only desire is to kill as many Confederate soldiers as he can so he can go home. He coldly counts off the rebels that fall to his bullets. Until he is brought up short by a dying man holding up his Bible. It's in the heat of battle at Gettysburg and the solemn aftermath that Michael begins to understand the grave cost of the war upon his soul. Here the journey really begins as he searches for the man he was and the faith he once held so dearly. With the help of his beloved wife, Jesse Ann, he takes the final steps towards redemption and reconciliation.

Using first-hand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, Karl Bacon has crafted a detailed, genuine and compelling novel on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Intensely personal and accurate to the times, culture, and tragedy of the Civil War, An Eye for Glory may change you in ways you could have never imagined as well.

If you would like to read the first chapter of An Eye For Glory, go HERE.

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Rachna Chhabria said...

I am fascinated with this title. Sounds like a good book. Happy Easter.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Rachna. This was a long time in the making. It's Karl's firs novel. I'm so glad that Zondervan believes in this kind of book. A Civil War buff's dream!

Robyn Campbell said...

I've *gasp* never heard of him and this book. It sounds wonderful.

Cheryl, I'm playing around with a YA historical fiction.

Cheryl, I hope you got my email this morning. My email has been acting wacky. (Could be me that's wacky, but I think it's the email.)

Hugs and Happy Easter. (He is risen.) Eat chocolate and jelly beans.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow. Sounds moving.

(Hope you had a nice Easter)

Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn! Yes, got it. Many thanks... I just emailed back, but my computer may have caught the wacky bug!

Hi Jennifer. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I'm glad Zondervan took a chance on this one.

Blessings right back!