Life in the Past Lane

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

Romance and Civil War history on the plantation

Shirley Plantation main house. The tree is 350 years old.James River lies just behind.I'm back from my whirlwind trip to Richmond where I signed copies of my Civil War novel Shades of Gray at Shirley Plantation on Valentine's Day. What a great historical site...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Test your visual skills with this puzzle by Jim Warren. Can you find the seven hearts hidden within?Answers above.Click on his name to see more of Jim Warren's unbelievable work.Hope you have a romantic day!Jessica James

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Words of love with a Civil War touch

I know much of the country is white with snow right now, but with Valentine's Day approaching, it's time to have warm hearts even if the rest of us is freezing.In honor of the romantic occasion, I have put together a little booklet called "From the Heart: Love Stories...

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Southern Book Tour in Feburary

The Amelia Island Book Festival is now less than a month away, so I thought I'd post an abbreviated itinerary of where I will be during my trip to Florida for the Festival. Booksellers can contact me if they'd like to purchase books or have me stop by to sign...

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Birthday of a cherished son of the South

“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...

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Gettysburg churches a treasure trove of history

Trinity UCC, GettysburgI've been attending different church services the last few weeks--which may not seem like a topic for an historical fiction author's blog--expect that every church I have attended was used as a hospital during the Civil War. (Any...

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Historic treasures discovered in bank vault

This is old news - the discovery of the two trunks having been made in 2002 - but I just ran across this article and thought I'd share it in case there are others who were unaware.The discovery of two long-forgotten steamer trunks crammed with family memorabilia from...

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