"Moving, exciting, meticulously researched."
- Larry Watson, Author
“A Romeo and Juliet-esque love story amid the utter devastation and destruction remaining in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Characters are richly described. Pacing is taut and precise. With plot twists and a surprise ending that left a smile on my face.”
- Sandy Lomas, Producer
National Public Radio
“Beautiful writing: the wonderful characters, the twisted but inevitable plot, and the bombshell ending... I felt as if I’d taken a journey back in time.”
‐ V. Travis
“An exciting piece of historical fiction with a good dose of fact, The Spur & the Sash is a read that will be hard to put down."
‐ Midwest Book Review
"Based on a true story, this fast-paced historical work brims with the violence of war, but it also soars with glorious, descriptive prose. The romance between the fair-minded Yankee and the Confederate daughter of the South is told with equal measures of tenderness and realism.
Grede’s meticulous research, attention to detail, and beautiful use of language have created a historically accurate and delightful story, which makes this a standout book. Both seasoned literary readers and those looking for a pleasurable escape into an adventure story will be satisfied.”
‐ ForeWord Magazine
“Brilliant! This is a masterpiece.”
‐ Independent Book Publishers Association