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Cover Reveal for "Her Last Full Measure" by Gail Combs Oglesby

"Her Last Full Measure" by Gail Combs Oglesby cover

Cover reveal for Gail Combs Oglesby's new book "Her Last Full Measure" - cover by White Rabbit Arts at The Historical Fiction Company

Book Blurb:

1860-Michigan Territory- Millicent is enjoying life on the farm with her husband and children, but when Abraham Lincoln is elected President, her world is shaken in ways she never imagined.

When her husband enlists to fight for the Union it begins a cascade of events that plunge her family and life into turmoil. As the challenges become harder and harder to manage, Millie learns that she is stronger than she thought she could be, and more resilient than she ever thought she would need to be.

This story is loosely based on the life of my great-great-great grandfather and his family whose struggles I have come to understand through years of my genealogy work. Men who fought and died in war should be recognized and celebrated for their sacrifice, but we often forget the trials of the women left behind. Ordinary women whose accomplishments were anything but ordinary. This story amplifies those voices and tells their story for all to hear.

Author Bio:

Gail Combs Oglesby

Gail Combs Oglesby was born and raised in the western Detroit suburbs and lived for many years in California, and Texas. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of San Francisco in Human Resources, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration from California Coast University. For over thirty-five years she worked in leadership roles in the Human Resources function in a variety of industries and from that experience published, “HR Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Finding and Getting a great job” which can be found on Amazon.

When not working, the passion that has bewitched her for the last fifty years has been genealogy. Originally the spell was cast while trying to solve a family mystery, which took nearly forty-years to uncover. Through that work she developed a deep admiration for what our ancestors, especially the women, have endured so that we could be here today. It is now her mission to bring their experiences to life through her writing and to celebrate the ordinary women whose accomplishments were anything but ordinary. Her debut novel "On the Wings of the Red-Tailed Hawk" is available now. “Till I Come Home” her next novel in the series will be out November 2023.

 Gail is open to book signings, speaking engagements and author panel discussions. She can be reached at


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