Backwards to Oregon

(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.


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Reviews:

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.

Lesbian Fiction Reviews


The author has a way with words. She describes places with such accuracy and her characters with such detail that her writing comes alive.

Portland Book Review


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 Read What I Want To


I loved every page of this book.

The Lesbian Review

 


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