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I’m delighted you stopped by for a visit.

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

Nature Note

Hummingbirds and Monarchs disappeared on Monday, almost as if a switch was pulled. Poplars are beginning to dress themselves in gold.

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Nature Note

Shaping up to be a beautiful September day. Walnuts are starting to fall - loudly when they hit the tin roof of the shed. Hummingbirds are still here, but I expect them to leave any day.

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The tradition & history of Inaugural balls

"Never have so many paid so much to dance so little."- Lyndon B. Johnson, about the overcrowded 1965 ballsOur president-elect plans to attend 10 Inaugural balls. Do you know when the first Inaugural ball was held? Visit my blog to find...

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Civil War Battle of Monterey Pass

It's sad how we travel from Point A to Point B these days, our eyes focused on the road ahead, with no thought of the landscape surrounding us.But as I drove to a mall to do some Christmas shopping last weekend I paid attention to the landscape. My shortcut route took...

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Emotions ran deep even after Civil War

I ran across this interesting tidbit and, though it's a strange time of year for it, thought I would share.See if you can answer the following question:After 1863, in which southern town was the Fourth of July holiday not officially celebrated again until 1944, near...

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The softer side of Lincoln

I came across an anecdote about Lincoln meeting General George Pickett's wife and baby, and thought I would share it. It was found in the book "The Heart of a Soldier: The Intimate Letters from General George E. Pickett to his Wife," and is told by "Sally," his wife....

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Love and duty during the Civil War

Since I'm pressed for time this week, I thought I'd pull up some old posts that readers might find interesting. This one is about General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson - a man most people would not think of as being a "softie." But letters to his wife reveal a romantic...

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A real walk in the past lane

If you read my "Glamorous Life" blog post you know I had a book signing in the beautiful Virginia town of Warrenton last Saturday. While there, I took some pictures of houses that I have passed hundreds of times, but like most people, never really stopped to think...

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The Glamorous Life of an Author

Today I thought I'd share with readers a small glimpse into the life of an award-winning author. For anyone out there who is not yet published, or who is published but has not yet done a book signing, here is a peek into the lifestyle of the not-so-famous.Saturday,...

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Crossing the Potomac

Sept. 1, 2008As most Civil War buffs know, there is just something about standing on the actual spot where events occurred that transforms words in a history book into something real and tangible. Such was the case on Saturday, Aug. 30, when I took part in the 10th...

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