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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.

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

The lovely month of May

As I was writing the headline for this post, it brought to mind the line from the Camelot song: "It's May! It's May! That gorgeous holiday..." I love being outside this time of year - soaking in the sun, raking out flower beds and planting vegetables. (Don't forget to...

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Welcome March!

I don't remember ever being so happy and relieved to flip the calendar over to March! It was almost cause for a full-blown celebration! Here in south-central Pennsylvania, we had the coldest February in recorded history. It seemed like every Monday morning I was...

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Honoring our Veterans

After a computer crash this fall, I was going through old files that had been backed up on a disc, and ran across this post. I remember every detail of the events it describes, but I have absolutely no memory of ever writing it down.   Even though it focuses on 9/11,...

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A star-spangled visit to Fort McHenry

It's been exactly a month since I visited "the birthplace of the National Anthem" for the 200th anniversary of the "Star Spangled Banner," but I am only just getting around to writing a post about it. I'm happy to report that my latest manuscript is with the editor so...

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Two-time winner of Southern Fiction Award

I can't believe summer is really here, and we are heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend! I have been trying to get the garden in shape, but it's been slow-going this year. We do finally have some beans coming, along with broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, corn,...

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Indie Book Awards Finalist!

I'm pleased to announce that my Civil War novel Above and Beyond was a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards contest in the Fiction/Religious category!The Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional...

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Updated Awards List

ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS 2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in Fiction/Religious 2013 USA “Best Books 2013” Finalist in Fiction/Religious NOBLE CAUSE AWARDS 2012 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Bronze Winner in Romance 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern...

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Patriots’ Day is launch day!

Revolutionary War novellaBy Jessica JamesI am pleased to announce that my latest book, Liberty and Destiny will be released on April 19, 2014 -- Patriots' Day!Set during the American Revolution, the novella tells the tale of two Patriots who show their devotion to...

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