Life in the Past Lane

Official blog of award-winning romantic historical and military fiction author Jessica James

Love story from the Civil War

Valentine's card sent during the Civil War.Looking ahead to the "romantic holiday" known as Valentine's Day, I though I'd share this heart-warming story of a hand-made valentine that a Confederate soldier sent to his wife during the Civil War. It is one of the 25,000...

read more

Horses and the Civil War

Since the release of the movie "War Horse" there has been a lot more attention given to the role of horses in wartime. On a tour of the Brandy Station battlefield last summer I learned that for every man killed during the Civil War (around 625,000), three horses...

read more

Birthday of a Southern hero

“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.” - Gen....

read more

Civil War & Southern Literary Awards Contest

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!For those who wanted a signed copy of Noble Cause and didn't receive one from Santa, I have a great opportunity for you!The Military Order of the Stars and Bars, a fraternal organization made up of descendants of Confederate...

read more

Christmas Spirit – A Note from the Past

Since this is the last day of my Magical Holiday History Tour, I thought I'd post a clipping my sister ran across from the Catawba College student newspaper that was written by my grandmother in the 1920s. She went on to become a teacher, and passed her love of...

read more

Gone with the Wind anniversary is big business

If you have a loved one who is a Gone with the Wind, you shouldn't have any trouble finding a gift for them!In addition to anniversary edition books and DVD's, I found everything from music boxes, to slippers, figurines and snow globes. There are Christmas ornaments,...

read more

Anniversary of Civil War favorite Gone with the Wind

On to Plan B:Due to a computer crash, I won't have the posts I was planning to have about historic houses in Virginia. If you're visiting as part of the Magical Holiday History Tour though, feel free to leave a comment about Gone with the Wind.“There was a land...

read more

It’s here! Magical Holiday History Tour!

NOBLE CAUSEJoin me on my Magical Holiday History Tour set for the first two weeks of December. There will be lots of prizes including a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card and a signed copy of Noble Cause.Dec. 5: Speed date on Romance Junkies. Stop by and ask...

read more

Girl’s Night Out and Civil War Book Signing

It's been a very busy week - and it's only getting busier even though I'm on the downside! The week started off by getting to promote the exciting news that my Civil War novel Noble Cause was a Finalist in the Historical Fiction category of the USA "Best Books 2011"...

read more
Page 13 of 41« First...1112131415...203040...Last »

Newsletter Signup!


Sign up for my newsletter to receive the latest updates and promotions (and free stuff).

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

Christmas Catalog!

Follow Jessica James


Order An Authorgraph

Order An Authorgraph

Jessica James on Authorgraph

Subscribe To Get Updates From Jessica James

Email address


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Follow this blog

Get every new post delivered right to your inbox.

Email address