Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An Eye for Glory by Karl Bacon

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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Karl can be reached through the Contact link on his Website

Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Adam at Meaningful Suspense
Andie at Radiant Light
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Casey at Writing For Christ
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at My Not So Hurried Life
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jennifer at Adventures In McQuill-land
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jim T. at A Well-Dressed Branch
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Loren at The Heart Of A BookWorm
Lori at Noggin Bits
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Go Ahead And Wear The Purple
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
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Winter at Winter A. Peck


CarlybirdK said...

Posted: http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2011/04/eye-for-glory-by-karl-bacon.html

Casey said...

Scheduled for 4/21 w/ review on my blog

Deanna said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Heart2Heart said...

Loved this book. Being a huge fan of history it was amazing just how real it felt reading these words.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jasmine said...

Scheduled for tomorrow!

Adam Blumer said...

Up with a full review. This novel impressed me. http://adamblumer.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-book-eye-for-glory-by-karl-bacon.html

M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

Set to post for Friday and reviewing on Amazon as well. AHmazing book!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=7539

Ausjenny said...


Tarasview said...


Winter said...

Mines up with a review!

Christy Lockstein said...

I have the standard post up, haven't quite finished the book, will post review when I have

Anonymous said...

Scheduled for 4.22 evening.

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up. http://sallybradley.com/2011/04/22/an-eye-for-glory/

Really good book!

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on book but I will post book spotlight and review when I get it..:)

Jim Thompson said...

I'll join the crowd on this one. An Eye For Glory is a powerful statement of believers' vulnerability to worldly pressures and God's loving response to our weakness. Find my full review at A Well-Dressed Branch.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review. a very different type of book for me and a wonderful one. I've really glad I read it!

Jennifer said...

Posted a book spotlight. Will return to write a review as soon as I've finished it. I'm sure it won't be long as so far, I'm really enjoying what I'm reading.

Janna said...

Good book - review is posted!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Waiting for my copy to arrive, but I posted :).

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Waiting for my copy to arrive, but I posted :).