Enter to Win a Civil War Novel by Tennessee Farm Bureau Member Rick Revel

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Civil War Book

A singer, songwriter, actor and farmer, longtime Farm Bureau member Rick Revel of Henry County can now add author to that list of accomplishments. His new novel, In the Hills of Tennessee, is set in Stewart County during the Civil War. A work of historical fiction, the book tells the story of Jack Hinson, who is farming 1,200 acres with his wife and 10 children when the Civil War comes to his doorstep in 1862. Members of the federal army harass the family and destroy their property. When two of his sons are murdered by a federal cavalry patrol, Hinson swears vengeance.

The book is based on a biography of the real-life Hinson by Tom McKenney, a friend of Revel’s who encouraged him to create the fictional version of the story.

“All the facts and events and characters are true,” Revel says. “Just the dialogue is the fictional part. It gives Jack a voice.”

Authenticity is important to Revel. “Although this book is a work of historical fiction, I am trying to keep the historic fact intact,” he says. In addition to McKenney’s book, Revel cites 26 sources on his bibliography. He also has 40-years of experience as Civil War historian, writer, preservationist and reenactor.

In the Hills of Tennessee published in 2019. To learn more about Revel, visit his website at rickrevel.com. Books are available through the publisher by calling (615) 353-7902.

GIVEAWAY: We partnered with Premium Press America to give away two copies of In the Hills of Tennessee. Enter below by Sept. 16 for a chance to win!

(Note: This giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated.)

56 Comments

  1. Linda

    August 15, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I would love to learn more on the rich history of our great state.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  2. NANCY

    August 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Sounds fascinating. I love historical novels. I knew it was cotton. Thanks!

    • Lisa Smith

      August 27, 2019 at 10:43 am

      I think cotton was the issue

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  3. April

    August 16, 2019 at 10:35 am

    This looks like a great book! Looking forward to it.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  4. Joan Brown

    August 18, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I would like to read this book of history by Ricky. Revel because he has been interested in history about the civil war for years! I know he has checked his facts.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  5. Rhonda Grisham

    August 20, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Cotton! I would love to read this book because we are huge civil war buffs and I would like to learn more about Tn during that time.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  6. Evelyn Fielder

    August 20, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I almost site it was cotton. My family raised cotton so slaves were not the only ones picking cotton by hand. I love reading anything about our great state.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  7. Be a Matthews

    August 21, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Please enter me in the contest for prizes.
    Beauton Matthews
    Ripley TN

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  8. Beauton Matthews

    August 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    I am assuming this is where you enter the contest for drawing of history book?

    Your site is not very useser friendly.
    Beauton Matthews

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  9. Tiffany Tosh

    August 21, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    B is the answer. I hope I win!

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  10. Laura Harrison

    August 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    My husband enjoys history. I think he would love this book. I would like it too. I am not from TN or even from the south and have only lived here a few years. I would like to know more about the history of the state I now reside in.
    My answer is cotton.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  11. Amanda

    August 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Grandpa is a doctor of history and would love to gift to him to read. Answer is cotton.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  12. Judy

    August 23, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I love to read especially Southern History. Fingers crossed I’m the lucky winner.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  13. Laura Morrison

    August 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    My husband would love this book! The answer is B.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  14. Sonya

    August 25, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    My daughter would love to read this (after I finish it 🤣)!!! She’s in Nashville, close to the area the book is based on.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  15. Shelia

    August 25, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I would love to add this to my collection of history books!

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  16. Harold Halliburton

    August 30, 2019 at 6:39 am

    When I was in school, the only subject I ever failed was 1/2 year of history. I’ve always said, it was bacause I had a problem with numbers and couldn’t remember when the war of 1812 was. Now I see where we need to keep history alive because so many people want to hide of change the facts. Cotton

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  17. DONNA BRIDGES

    August 30, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I love history so this would make a great addition to my book collection.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  18. Teresa Carr

    August 31, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I love reading historical fiction. It puts a spin on the era while adding an enjoyable experience

    Answer-cotton

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  19. Cathy Stagner

    September 6, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I love reading and learning about history. Cotton is the answer.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  20. Pam

    September 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Cotton was the issue here. I would absolutely love to have this book—-I love that time period of our country’s history. And I love Tennessee even more. Having the two combined would be so awesome!!

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  21. Casey

    September 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I would love to share this book with my students! 5th grade is so rich in TN History and TN Historical Figures, this would be an amazing read to share! Cotton! Cotton is the answer!

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  22. Marilyn Rowland

    September 13, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Would love to read this!

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  23. Susan Morgan

    September 14, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I love history especially the Civil War and would live to read this book! I believe the answer is “c” rice.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  24. Susan Morgan

    September 14, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I love history especially the Civil War and would love to read this book! I believe the answer is “c” rice.

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  25. Gian Stacey

    September 24, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Im a bit sad that I was later for this contest. I super love the book!

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  26. Horea Kaii

    September 24, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Always astounded by Rick’s works! This is so marvelous.
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    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  27. Ken Hobbs

    September 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I am always amazed by Rick’s creation. Keep this up!
    Ken | https://lancaster-wedding-videographer.com

    • Rick Revel

      October 1, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
      Rick Revel, Author

  28. Rick Revel

    October 1, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for participating in the Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine contest to win a copy of my new book “In The Hills Of Tennessee”. The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you did not win but still want a copy of my book go to my web site @ http://www.rickrevel.com and place you order today. My book will take you on an adventure unlike any other you have ever read.
    Rick Revel, Author

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