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A Place to Call Home by Jae

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A Place to Call Home

A new Oregon series short story that picks up right after Backwards to Oregon

Together, Luke and Nora survived the hardships and dangers along the Oregon Trail in 1851. What started out as a marriage of convenience between a woman living as a man and a former prostitute slowly grew into love.

But now that they have arrived in Oregon City, the real adventure is just beginning. Winter is approaching, and they need to claim a piece of land and build a cabin, all while trying to establish their new roles as life partners and parents.

Will they find a place to call home and, more importantly, a way to grow as a couple?

“A Place to Call Home” is a lesbian historical romance short story that continues Jae’s award-winning Oregon series. It picks up directly after the end of Backwards to Oregon.

Genre: Historical romance

Tropes & themes: Western romance, pioneer life, adventure, living as a man.

Series: Oregon series (Book 5)

Publication date: October 21, 2021

Length: 13,000 words (novelette)


  • I Heart Lesfic Book of the Month Award (December 2021) in the historical romance category(novelette)
  • Queer Indie Book Awards 2022 (Best Sequel)

Reading companion: Reading companion: If you’d like to look at some pictures and videos while you read so you can imagine the setting and what Luke and Nora are doing as they build their home, check out the reading companion here.

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