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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

Civil War warriors had soft hearts

In the midst of the chaos of today's society, it is sometimes hard to imagine the type of devotion that plays out in the novel Shades of Gray. One would not expect, after all, to hear sweet murmurings of love from those great soldiers we have come to know as hardened...

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The book inside me after Shades of Gray

Many people ask me when my "next" book is coming out, and frankly, I don't have an answer. I know it is called "Above and Beyond" and that it is practically finished, but I've not really had the time to think about all the work involved in actually getting it out...

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Shades of Gray release date is no accident

I can't help but smile every time someone notices the Jan. 19 release date of my novel "Shades of Gray," and mentions it to me.For those who are not aware, Jan. 19 is the birthday of one of the South's most honored and respected generals, as well as one of its most...

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Contact me

PLEASE HIT THE CONTACT ME BUTTON ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO REACH ME OR SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER. I try to answer all emails, but it may take a few days, so be patient. You can reach me at: writefromthepast(at)yahooDOTcom Facebook.com/RomanticHistoricalFiction...

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Good day to read a Civil War novel

I had a busy schedule planned for today... I really did. But with my chair facing the view outside, I can't seem to get motivated. I find my eyes drifting up, and then my mind drifting away, as I watch a steady shower of snow cascading onto the tree limbs and bushes....

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‘Damn the Yankees’ – not the correct oath

I am always interested in reading first-person accounts of the Civil War, and so was pleased to find an article in my inbox this morning concerning the unpleasant task imposed upon Southerners of taking the oath of allegiance.After the War Between the States, loyal...

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Patriot Press signs fellow Civil War author

It's been a busy week in Gettysburg, Pa., with my publisher, Patriot Press, signing author Michael Aubrecht to print his latest title "The Southern Cross: A Civil War Devotional."I'm very excited to see this work published and believe that both the Christian community...

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Early reviews in for Shades of Gray

Perhaps the hardest part of being a writer is sharing your work with the public for the first time... and then holding your breath as you wait for their reaction. So far, I have been relieved and pleased with the results!Heather Froeschl of the Book Review Journal...

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2009 Virtual Blog Tour

Nov. 30: Interview at BookWormsDinnerDec. 1: Interview at RomanceAtHeartDec. 2: Interview at BookPleasures Dec. 3: Guest Post: "Civil War Romances Reveal Fine Line Between Love and Hate" on WeWriteRomanceDec. 4: Guest post on researching historical fiction at...

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