Above and Beyond is a romantic tale of two people thrown together by war and torn apart by Destiny. From the winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction comes a sweeping tale of love and redemption. Above and Beyond is a 2013 U.S.A. Best Book Award finalist and a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award finalist. Confederate spy Sarah Duvall lives alone and reviled in her war-torn homeland of Virginia. Pretending to support the Union cause, her friends and family have no way of knowing she is secretly providing valuable information to the Rebels. Cavalry commander Douglas Benton would much rather flirt with a woman than work with one. When he discovers that the virtuous and devout Sarah Duvall is the spy who has been providing him with valuable intelligence, he fervently resists the arrangement. But Benton is forced to recognize that there is more to being a good soldier than leading a cavalry charge. When Sarah makes a selfless sacrifice, he learns a valuable lesson: that faith is more important than glory--and love more important than life. "Readers will find a lot to like." -- Publishers Weekly. "Jessica James has a gift for reaching into the past and bringing it back to life." --Tiffany Kohler.