Life in the Past Lane

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

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...

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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,...

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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 of...

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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...

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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"...

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Win prizes with Noble Cause

Hey everyone! It's contest time and this is a fun one!Head on over to The Romance Reviews and you'll see what I mean! The contest runs now through Nov. 30, and gives you the opportunity to win a $100 gift card as well as 200 other assorted prizes.More than 200 authors...

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Epilogue to Shades of Gray

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.  Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”– From a headstone in Ireland Andrea Hunter stared at the back of the boy—young man really—as he leaned against the white column on the porch, sleeves rolled up to his elbows, hands in...

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Haunted Gettysburg: Sachs Bridge

SACHS BRIDGESince one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place in Gettysburg, it's not surprising that there are many places that are considered haunted. One of the places ghost hunters like to visit (including me and my nieces and nephews) is a...

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Civil War novel book review

Just got word that a book review of my historical fiction novel Noble Cause ran in Sunday's edition of the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star. Part of the review says:"Author Jessica James ably blends the reality of war and its honor, bravery and conflicting...

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