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Jess Wells

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Faulkner, Rushdie, Garcia-Marquez, Winterson

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March 2008


Thrilled to announce the release of my new novel, "Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar."
In 1865 two extraordinary women establish a raucous trading post for cast-off women, but their mirth is challenged by a greedy mayor and a murderous forger. Reviewers are calling it “exquisitely written.”

My previous novel, Straight Uphill: A Tale of Love and Chocolate, delves into five generations of women chocolatiers in a small Italian village. It recently won the Bronze Award for Adult Fiction/Romance from the Foreword Indies Awards 2020! Through the World Wars, back to the Age of Discovery and up to modern times, villagers on a small Italian hilltop struggle with a sense of purpose and the meanings of love. Critics call them “complex characters, viv
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The Mandrake Broom

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Fahişeliğin Tarihi

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Aftershocks

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Magical Realism Emerges in the New Book

My new novel, Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar, is in the genre of magical realism.


This is my first volume of magical realism. It's a style I love to read and have always longed to write. And it has been creeping into my writing over the years. For example, in The Mandrake Broom the protagonists doesn't age like others do because of a potion given to her by her mother. In A Slender Tether, the d

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The Mandrake Broom - Chapter One (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Read chapter one of my new novel, The Mandrake Broom, as it sets the scene in Italy, 1465 and introduces you to Luccia, her mother and godmother, and the rising troubles for women doctors.
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Jess added a status update: Thrilled that Straight Uphill: A Tale of Love and Chocolate has won Bronze for Adult Fiction/Romance in the Foreword Reviews 2020 Indies Award!

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message 7: by Mark

Mark Baynard Thanks for connecting Jess! I wish you continued success on your fourth novel. Check out my books: "100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle" and "These Are Your Flowers" on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00TLXK5L6


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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♀☻ஆ(¸.•'´Pal2aSt0o `'•.¸) Hi, Jess!

Thanks for adding me


message 4: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Jess!

Thanks for the invite!!

Holly

ONCE UPON A THANKSGIVING...available on eHarlequin.com now and on shelves in October!


ROSALIE Silly me...I've just realized there are blogspot addresses as part of our profiles. I would be happy if you dropped by sometime. And is it okay for me to visit yours? You sound like a very interesting person.

justmeRosalie


ROSALIE Hi,Jess,
How kind of you to agree to be my friend. Thanks for responding.
I'll type you later.
justmeRosalie


Catherine Hi there! Nice to see you out here too. :-)


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