Life in the Past Lane

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

Goodbye summer!

I can't believe I'm writing this on Labor Day, 2013! Why, just yesterday we were commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and celebrating the Fourth of July!I got a good bit of writing done over the summer, but did not make my deadline of...

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Visit to a Revolutionary War era home

Walnut Grove PlantationAs many of you know, I took a quick trip to South Carolina to research my new book on the Revolutionary War.One of the interesting places I visited was Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck, S.C., home of Catherine "Kate" Barry, a heroine of the...

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A trip to Valley Forge

Reproductions of cabins used by soldiers at Valley Forge.It seems like I have been running non-stop since leaving town the last week of June to attend a book signing in Elizabeth City, N.C. From there I spent a few days on the Outer Banks, and then it was back to...

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Poignant Civil War poem

Had to share this beautiful poem that was printed on June 30, 1863 in the Poughkeepsie Eagle in New York. Author unknown. Send Them Home Tenderly Send them home tenderly,The sleepers at rest,With hands meekly foldedOn each silent breast;Let them come back to...

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A Yankee raid during the Civil War

Belle Grove, home of Amanda Edmonds during the Civil War.I had a spectacular time in Virginia last Sunday, touring homes that were known as Mosby Safe Houses during the Civil War. As many of you know, Confederate officer John S. Mosby was the inspiration for...

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Touring homes in Mosby’s Confederacy

Several of the homes known to be safe houses for Mosby's Rangers will be open for tour this Sunday, thanks to the Mosby Heritage Area Association. The homes include Seven Springs, the Hathaway House, Brookside, Belle Grove, and Oakham. I cannot wait! This is a rare...

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Man’s best friend

Found this interesting and heartbreaking account of war in the Gettysburg Compiler, January 12, 1864:Singular Fidelity of a Dog on the BattleFieldOn Monday last, as Hon. John Covode, in company with a number of officers, was passing over the battlefield beyond...

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Print version now available!

Hello everyone! Hope you're staying cool! I'm happy to announce that the print version of Above and Beyond is available on Amazon for only $10.95! That's more than 25% off the retail price of $14.99, so order it today. It will be officially released on July 25!Click...

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Hit #1 in Christian Historical Fiction

New Civil War novel by Jessica JamesI just wanted to write a quick note and thank EVERYONE who purchased a copy of my new historical romance novel ABOVE AND BEYOND on launch day and during the first week!Thanks to you it hit #1 on Amazon's best seller list in the...

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