Jessica McCann

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Reading and writing historical fiction is my passion, though I'm also drawn to memoirs, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, literary classics -- anything with a compelling story. I only review books I enjoyed reading, hence the abundance of 4- and 5-star ratings!

New Life for a Grand Old Gentleman

One of the reasons I enjoy historical fiction is the genre often takes tired, forgotten history and gives it new life. My latest, non-writing project has done the same. We recently moved my father-in-law out of his home and into a memory care facility. My in-laws had a great deal...
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Published on May 24, 2019 09:25
Average rating: 4.2 · 1,323 ratings · 214 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
All Different Kinds of Free

4.19 avg rating — 1,279 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Peculiar Savage Beauty

4.57 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
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Prairie Fever by Michael Parker
"It would be easy enough to pigeonhole Prairie Fever into a familiar genre: “a tale of the harsh American frontier”, for example, or “the estrangement of two intimately connected sisters over the love of a man.”

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"As a reader I love meeting authors, and as an author I love meeting readers. I learned many years ago that if you reach out to authors, sometimes they write back. I once received a hand-written note back. The clue … Continue reading → The post I L..." Read more of this blog post »
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Peculiar Savage Beauty by Jessica McCann
"I really enjoyed this book. The title Peculiar Savage Beauty is a line from Willa Cather in O Pioneers! and it perfectly fits this book. Jessica McCann wrote an engaging read that takes place during 1934-1935 in a soon-to-be-forgotten Kansas city...." Read more of this review »
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“A book is like the best friend you can imagine. Once you read a book, it stays with you forever.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“I had no vote in the making of such a law, and I have no intention of abiding by it, either.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“But our tiny home is so much more than its four ramshackle walls and lopsided roof would have you believe. Inside, it’s big, full of love. It’s a hospital where my babies can be born. It’s a schoolhouse where my children can learn. It’s a mansion where my husband and I can enjoy the riches of our life together.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

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“The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
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“If you’re going to risk and maybe fail, fail at something that matters. Fail gloriously so that even in failure, lives change.”
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“Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
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“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
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