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I Am Mrs. Jesse James by Pat Wahler
A penny for a promise will change her life forever. For Jesse James, the war will never be over. For Zee Mimms, the war is only the beginning. The long, bloody Civil War is finally at an end when Zee Mimms, the dutiful daughter of a Missouri preacher, is tasked with nursing her cousin, Jesse James, back to health after he suffers a near-fatal wound. During Jesse's long convalescence, the couple falls in love, but Jesse's resentment against the Federals runs deep. He has scores to settle. For him, the war will never be over. Zee is torn between deferring to her parents’ wishes and marrying for security or marrying for love and accepting the hard realities of life with an outlaw―living under an assumed name and forever on the run. For her, the choice she makes means the war is only beginning.
Praise"A vivid, moving tale of the woman behind the man of myth and legend...a refreshing take on the woman who both inspired and outlived her partner's blaze of glory. This is a book not to be missed!" -Nicole Evelina, award winning author of Daughter of Destiny "I am Mrs. Jesse James presents a woman who, far from being naive or complacent, shows us that pride and love can peacefully coexist against the most violent of backdrops." -Julia Bricklin, historian and author of America's Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith "A beautifully spun, emotional tale of love and devotion in the most challenging of circumstances." -Sarah Angleton, author of Launching Sheep & Other Stories from the Intersection of History and Nonsense
About the AuthorPat Wahler is an award-winning writer who aims to pen stories a reader will savor. She lives in Missouri with her family, including a Peek-a-poo pup named Winston; and Bogey, a tabby with an attitude. A fan of good books, history, humor, animals, and the arts (her dream job would combine all of these); Pat draws inspiration from family, friends, and the critters who supervise her time at the keyboard. A frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, Sasee Magazine, and Not Your Mother’s Book anthologies; her work has also appeared in Reader’s Digest, Storyteller Magazine, and other publications. Pat is thrilled to announce the release of her debut novel, I AM MRS. JESSE JAMES, in August, 2018. This story of love, loss, and redemption is based on true events and told from the point of view of Zee James, wife of the infamous outlaw. She is also the co-author of a children's picture book, MIDNIGHT, THE ONE-EYED CAT, releasing in September, 2018. Get ready for Pat's Christmas-themed collection of short stories, essays, and poetry titled LET YOUR HEART BE LIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS, releasing October, 2018. For more information, please visit Pat Wahler's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Bookbub.
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