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Jessica James

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Jessica James is the winner of the 2015 Golden Leaf Award in Romantic Suspense and the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction. She writes historical fiction and romantic suspense from a 200-year-old house in Gettysburg, Pa.

James is featured in the book "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading," released in 2010.

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Shades of Gray: A Novel of ...

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Noble Cause

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If you’re looking for a classic,intelligent romance—without gratuitous violence, explicit love scenes or vulgar language—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 and suspense to appeal to male readers as well.

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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. —    Thomas Paine”
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“But one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.” – Abraham Lincoln   Northern Virginia 1862”
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“of blood flowing forth, it appeared a bullet”
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