Jessica James, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Lacewood by Jessica James
Genre Women’s Fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
A love story that spans centuries…
Two people trying to escape their pasts find a connection through an old house—and fulfill a destiny through the secrets it shares. Part love story, part ghost story, Lacewood is a timeless novel about trusting in fate, letting go of the past, and believing in things that can’t be seen.
Moving to a small town in Virginia is a big change for New York socialite Katie McCain. But when she stumbles across an abandoned 200-year-old mansion, she’s enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the haunting portrait of a woman in mourning.
Purchasing the property on a whim, Katie attempts to fit in with the colorful characters in the town of New Hope, while trying to unravel the mystery of the “widow of Lacewood.” As she pieces together the previous owner’s heartrending story, Katie uncovers secrets the house has held for centuries, and discovers the key to coming to terms with her own sense of loss.
The past and present converge when hometown hero Will Durham returns and begins his own healing process by helping the “city girl” restore the place that holds so many memories. As the mystic web of destiny is woven, a love story that might have been lost forever is exposed, and a destiny that has been waiting in the shadows for centuries is fulfilled.
Rich in emotion and poignant in its telling, Lacewood is an unforgettable story about love and loss, roots and belonging…and spirits of the past that refuse to be quieted.
Why did you write this book?
To make a long story short, it has a little bit of everything I love…history, mystery, old houses, small towns, country life…and majestic trees. I also found a way to give readers two complete love stories. (One from this century and one from the 1860s).
What is your favorite genre to read?
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Mitch Rapp from Vince Flynn’s novels.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m still mulling over my next project. Readers are clamoring for another book in my Phantom Force Tactical series, so that is where I am leaning.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I’m a slow writer so it takes me a year to write a new book. I am planning to do a box set of my Phantom Force Tactical series though.
Where to buy Lacewood
Barnes and Noble https://books2read.com/u/mYoj2P
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Jessica James believes in honor, duty, and true love—and that’s what she writes about in her award-winning novels that span the ages from the Revolutionary War to modern day.
She is a three-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and has won more than a dozen other literary awards. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.
To combat the sedentary career of writing, Jessica works as a part-time stagehand at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pa., the “grandest small town theater in the nation.”
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001IYTXOG