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If you’re looking for 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.

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. Whether writing about the Civil War or America’s current War on Terror, my’ heroes are everyday men and women who do extraordinary things. From Civil War spies to modern-day women living quiet lives of desperation, I write books with the goal of keeping you thinking about the characters long after the last page is turned.

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.

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Latest From Jessica James

Making time for the important things

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin FranklinIt's been at least three years since I've visited my college friend - probably more like four. We keep in touch the usual way - an email now and then, sometimes a phone call. You know how it is, you'd like to visit,...

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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 out.

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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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