GCLS Literary Award 2010
Athenaeum Story of the Year 2007
(The Oregon Series — Book #1)
(Revised and expanded edition)
Genre: lesbian historical romance
Publication date: April 2013
Length: novel (138,800 words / 520 pages)
“Luke” Hamilton has always been sure that she’d never marry. She accepted that she would spend her life alone when she chose to live her life disguised as a man.
After working in a brothel for three years, Nora Macauley has lost all illusions about love. She no longer hopes for a man who will sweep her off her feet and take her away to begin a new, respectable life.
But now they find themselves married and on the way to Oregon in a covered wagon, with two thousand miles ahead of them.
Backwards to Oregon is the perfect lesbian novel if you’re looking for a sweet story full of adventures, love, tenderness and, at the same time, believable and deep characters, all that in the magic context of a historical novel.
The author has a way with words. She describes places with such accuracy and her characters with such detail that her writing comes alive.
Jae presents a very appealing romance with believable characters and interesting settings. This is a very entertaining book that is definitely worth reading.
— Piercing Fiction (Lynne Pierce)
This book really does have it all. It’s got two wonderful and complex main characters, a couple of total bastard bad guys, some terrific secondary characters … and the adventure of the physical journey across the country in wagons.
— C-Spot Reviews (Nikki & Cheri)
I strongly recommend this one – it’s maybe my favorite lesbian historical romance, and that’s saying something.
— Lezread Book Reviews (Indigo Labrys)
What I appreciate most is that the romance is built slowly. Jae takes her time developing Luke and Nora, and I came to enjoy them, both separately and as a couple, so much that I want to read the sequel, Hidden Truths.
— Lezread Book Reviews (Cerulean Lambda)
I just loved this novel. It is intelligent, well conceived and developed, full of heart but sparing with sentiment.
— GLBT Bookshelf (Nan Hawthorne)
I loved this book so much, I don’t have the words or the time to describe all the things that make it so great!
I loved every page of this book.
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