I’m so excited to have Jessica Nelson here today! Jessica is one of the first blogging buddies I met when I entered the blogosphere, and she was always so sweet to visit me regularly, even when I had no clue what I was doing. πŸ™‚ Her debut novel just released this month!


Jessica Nelson, in keeping with her romantic inclinations, married two days after she graduated high school. She believes romance happens every day, and thinks the greatest, most intense romance comes from a God who woos people to himself with passionate tenderness. When Jessica is not chasing her three beautiful, wild little boys around the living room, she can be found staring into space as she plots her next story. Or she might be daydreaming about a raspberry mocha from Starbucks. Or thinking about what kind of chocolate she should have for dinner that night. She could be thinking of any number of things, really. One thing is for certain, she is blessed with a wonderful family and a lovely life.

You can connect with her via her website, her blog, Twitter, or Facebook.


Welcome, Jessica! Let’s get to the fun, shall we?

Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?

Oh dear! Hmm. Christian, biblophile, chocoholic, introverted, excitable, daydreamer, loquacious *grin*

Either/Or Questions:

1) Australia or Africa? Australia! I love mountains and want to see the Outback. But none of its snakes. *shudder*

2) Out-on-the-town or Take-out and a movie? Depends on my mood. How’s that? lol

3) National Geographic or Game Show Network? National Geographic!

4) High heels or cute flats? High heels. I have big feet and it’s my firm belief that heels make them look smaller.

5) Cookies and cream or Chocolate chip cookie dough? Chocolate chip cookie dough.

6) Half-full or half-empty? Half-full, most of the time. πŸ˜‰

7) Little Women or Pride and Prejudice? I shall confess….don’t hate me….I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice, but I’ve read Little Women several times. I wanted to be Jo. πŸ™‚


No worries, Jessica! I’ll confess I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice either (although I’ve seen the movie at least a dozen times). πŸ˜‰ And I loved Jo, too, but for some reasonΒ I always pictured myself relating more to the older sister who was the peacemaker. I think she was the peacemaker, right? Oh dear, I’m forgetting the details. Sounds like I need to re-read that book (while eating a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough, of course). πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting today! What a fun treat to have you here!


Love on the Range

Any other socialite would view being packed off to a remote Oregon ranch as a punishment. But Gracelyn Riley knows that this is her opportunity to become a real reporter. If she can make her name through an interview with the elusive hero known as Striker, then she’ll never have to depend on anyone ever again. Rancher Trevor Cruz can’t believe his secret identity is being endangered by an overly chatty city girl. But if there’s one thing he knows, it’s that Gracie’s pretty little snooping nose is bound to get her in trouble. So he’ll use her determination to find β€œStriker” to keep an eye on her…and stick close by her side.


Blog Readers: Let’s Talk…For all you Little WomenΒ and Pride and Prejudice fans out there, which of the sisters do you relate to most and why? Or if you’re drawing a blank, what is one fictional character you always wished you could be for a day?



Meet and Greet with Author Jessica Nelson
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46 thoughts on “Meet and Greet with Author Jessica Nelson

  • April 16, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for having me today. πŸ™‚ I think you’re talking about Meg. She was the oldest. But I always thought the peacemaker was Beth. Jo had a real soft spot for her.
    I’ll pop by later tonight after work. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great interview!!

    • April 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Jessica! It was Beth…That’s right. She’s the one who got sick, right?

      And you’re welcome! It’s my pleasure to have you here. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Fun interview, Ladies! Jess, your book is being shipped to me as we speak, so don’t enter me in the drawing. πŸ™‚

    Pride and Prejudice is not my cup of tea. I have read Little Women several times, but never thought about which sister I’d like to be even for a day. I’m quite happy living life as Susan.

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      LOL, Susan, I love your answer about the sisters. Now that’s the sign of true contentment. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy Jessica’s book!

  • April 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Can I just state for the record I’ve worn some of Jessica’s shoes? Thanks. Makes me feel kind of cool to admit that. Love that excitable was one of the words you chose! Love you two!
    ~ Wendy

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Fun, Wendy! I have a feeling if I wore either of your shoes, they’d flop off with my first step. You glamazons, you. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Yay! Hi, Jessica! *waves*

    I LOVE P&P…you should both read it. So good.

    I love LW too, though. I always liked Jo, but I definitely don’t have the fierce independence she did. I think I relate to Beth in that I like being home–definitely a homebody here–but not as much as her, since I do like to travel. So, yeah, I’m probably most like Meg. But that’s not surprising since I AM a firstborn! Eager to please, and eager to keep the peace.

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      I’m with you, Lindsay. I like to travel, but I’m also a homebody. Must be a writerly thing. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Awesome interview! I love the words you used to describe yourself! And I can’t wait to read this book! I’ve been hearing good things, Jessica!

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Katie! I might give you an extra entry just for all your exclamation points. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Fun!! Loved this interview. Fun answers. πŸ™‚

    I’d like to say I’m like Elizabeth in P&P, but my family is waaay cooler. And I’d love to say I’m like Jo in Little Women, but I would’ve totally married Laurie…at least the movie version of Laurie…if for no other reason than to keep him from becoming so dour and ending up with snotty Amy. (Yeah, a little upset about that still.)

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Oh man, I agree with you, Melissa. Laurie lost several notches by the ending of that book. Blech.

  • April 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

    How fun. I can identify with her immediately on two counts – chasing boys and dreaming of Starbucks mochas. πŸ™‚ Around here, it’s “Little Men.”

    Happy Monday, both of you.

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Rhonda! So nice to see you! And oh boy, I’m guessing a house full of “Little Men” is crazier than “Little Women”. No wonder you dream of those mochas. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I will join the never read “Pride and Prejudice” club. Whew, finally out of that closet. (I have, however, watched both the PBS & the newer movie version.)
    And I started reading Jessica’s book this weekend. I shouldn’t be — I’m on deadline!

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      LOL, Beth, I’d tell you to get back to work, but then I’d be a hypocrite. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Great interview! Jessica’s book sounds great. I’ve read Pride and Prejudices several times and love it, but I don’t really relate to the characters that much. I know this wasn’t the question, but I relate more to Marianne in Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, because she’s more passionate and emotional and unfortunately, I tend to let my emotions rule.

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Cindy, You totally answered my last question, so no worries. πŸ™‚ For some reason, I’m drawing a blank on the storyline of Sense and Sensibility. I know I’ve seen it and/or read it…It’s just been a loooong time. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Great interview! I love Jo from Little Women. I think I wanted to be her too.

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Loree! It must be the writer in all of us that relates to Jo. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    love seeing jessica’s beautiful smiling face on all these blogs lately! i’m so happy for you, friend! and i can’t wait to read your debut!

    in the first christian fiction book i read (The Hawk and the Jewel by Lori Wick), i wanted so badly to be Sunny, the main character. i still reread that book all the time.

  • April 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for helping us get to know Jessica a bit better! Can’t wait to read her book. As for characters, I suspect I’d be more like Elizabeth on Pride and Prejudice. πŸ™‚ Happy Monday!

    • April 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      I absolutely love Elizabeth, Karen, especially her spunk and unwillingness to compromise herself. Happy Monday to you too! πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    How sweet that you got married right out of high school, Jessica! You don’t hear that happening a lot anymore. πŸ™‚

    I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice either, but loved Little Women. I also wanted to be like Joe. πŸ˜‰

    • April 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      That is unusual, isn’t it, Heidi? It seems like I hear more college sweetheart stories. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    What fun! Two lovely ladies in one post. I’m sooo excited about Jessie’s release and am eager to read her story.

    I’m another who was smitten with Little Women when I was a young girl and has yet to read Pride and Prejudice, a fact my daughter is insistant I change. I’ve drooled my way through the Colin Firth version of the movie many times, though.

    • April 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      LOL, Keli, I’ve drooled through that movie a few times myself. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Do people watch the game show network? (Not that there’s anything wrong with it, I’m just curious.)

    What a fun interview! I loved Pride & Prejudice, the movie. (Don’t judge me! πŸ™‚ )

    • April 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Okay, now I’m totally blushing, Heather, because I have been known to watch the Game Show Network. Yes, it’s true. I don’t watch it anymore because of time, but there’s a bit of a game-show addict in me. :}

  • April 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Fun interview, Ladies! Jessica, you must read Pride and Prejudice. πŸ™‚ I would love to read your book. πŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Congrats, Jessica on your new release!

    What a fun interview! I love Little Women, but confess I was traumatized that Jo didn’t marry Laurie! Maybe I should read the rest of the books…

    • April 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      I was traumatized too, Julia! I guess that makes me a happily-ever-after reader…

  • April 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I can totally relate to Jo in LITTLE WOMEN and Elizabeth in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Both strong women.

  • April 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I am SOOOOO glad I’m not that only one that HATED how Jo and Laurie ended up. Sheesh. I mean, the Professor is okay but I always resented him for telling Jo that what she was writing wasn’t good enough. There’s a place for all kinds of stories, each with their own value, imo. Heh.
    After that rant, lol, thank you everyone for your comments. I really enjoyed reading them and hearing your opinions. Sarah, thank you for having me over. πŸ™‚

  • April 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I would love to win and read this book! Thank you for the chance!!!

  • April 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    a wonderful posting…thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel πŸ™‚

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