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If you’re looking for a classic fiction with a touch of romance, you’re in the right place! My books, whether historical or contemporary, are clean, old-fashioned love stories that satisfy avid romance enthusiasts, while containing enough action, adventure, and suspense to appeal to male readers as well.

When I started writing historical fiction novels, I never intended to cross over to military romance or Christian fiction, but that’s where my muse (and God) has taken me. The themes I write about are honor, courage, duty—and of course love, the type of enduring love that can be found in the pages of the old classics. My books are often set on a battlefield, but they are interwoven with suspense and emotional stories of attraction, conflict, and courage that inspire patriotism and a sense of faith.

So what will you find here? Characters from the past and present who are dealing with formidable challenges, but somehow find the courage to overcome them. We live in tumultuous times, but people of honor, principle, character and integrity do exist. You’ll meet them in my books. And I hope they’ll convince you that enduring love and happy endings are possible.

Thanks for dropping by. I’m glad you’re here!

Latest From Jessica James

A star-spangled visit to Fort McHenry

It's been exactly a month since I visited "the birthplace of the National Anthem" for the 200th anniversary of the "Star Spangled Banner," but I am only just getting around to writing a post about it. I'm happy to report that my latest manuscript is with the editor so...

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Two-time winner of Southern Fiction Award

I can't believe summer is really here, and we are heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend! I have been trying to get the garden in shape, but it's been slow-going this year. We do finally have some beans coming, along with broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, corn,...

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Indie Book Awards Finalist!

I'm pleased to announce that my Civil War novel Above and Beyond was a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards contest in the Fiction/Religious category!The Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional...

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Updated Awards List

ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS 2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in Fiction/Religious 2013 USA “Best Books 2013” Finalist in Fiction/Religious NOBLE CAUSE AWARDS 2012 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Bronze Winner in Romance 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern...

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Patriots’ Day is launch day!

Revolutionary War novellaBy Jessica JamesI am pleased to announce that my latest book, Liberty and Destiny will be released on April 19, 2014 -- Patriots' Day!Set during the American Revolution, the novella tells the tale of two Patriots who show their...

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The miracle of Spring

A lone daffodil blooms among the rocks.I have always thought that autumn was my favorite season, but this year, I've changed my mind. After a winter that seemed like it would never end, I am seeing Spring as I have never seen it before.After being cooped up all...

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Civil War love letters from Stonewall Jackson

This is the third installment of my Civil War love letter series during Valentine's Day week.General Thomas J. “Stonewall” JacksonYoung Stonewall JacksonOver the years, the persona of Stonewall Jackson has attained almost mythical proportions. In life, they say he was...

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Poignant love letter from the Civil War

This is the second installment of my Civil War love letter series during Valentine's Day week. Featured today is Dr. Harvey Black and his especially eloquent letter to his wife.Dr. Harvey BlackIn April of 1861, the beginning of the Civil War, Dr. Black enlisted in...

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From the Heart: Civil War love letters

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so to get you in the mood, I'm going to feature a different Civil War love letter every day this week. The first one, written by Major Sullivan Ballou, was made famous by the famous Ken Burns Civil War documentary.For a...

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