Hidden Truths

Love can get complicated if everyone is harboring secrets


“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past seventeen years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets.

Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch—Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters.

When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?


Publication date: January 2014
Length: 157,000 words / 500 pages
Series: The Oregon Series (Book 2)

  • GCLS Literary Award 2012
  • Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award 2011

In Bugs’ Own Words
“Jae’s done it again with her felicitous writing & storytelling, which makes Hidden Truth another must-read, memorable book.”

Curve Magazine

“A wonderful tale of the compromises women have been forced to make to live their lives and love who they wanted, set in the glorious surroundings of an Oregon horse ranch.”

Lesbian Fiction Reviews

“What amazes me more and more with each book I read of Jae is her ability to write characters so vivid and real so you can feel them as if they were beside you telling you their story.”

Lesbian Reading Room

“Jae’s books feel immaculately researched and authentic. The world she creates has an integrity that draws you in. Her characters are real, their actions and dialogue feel genuine.”

Terry’s Lesfic Reviews

“A gripping blockbuster of a western saga. Well written and the story well told. A page turner from start to finish.”

The Rainbow Reader

“Jae is a strong writer, with a special talent for telling an epic tale. Her characters exhibit depth, personality, and individuality. … Her story telling is sound and well conceived, and her books are hard to put down. In Hidden Truths, she has excelled at telling a complicated story of interwoven secrets…”

I Read What I Want To

“I’m really glad that I found Jae and her wonderful books, because I feel that I’ve finally found an author who understands everything I want from a romance story!”

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