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Simple Jess
     

Simple Jess

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by Pamela Morsi
 

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Jesse Best is a simple man with simple ambitions, his own dog, his own gun and a woman. Althea Winsloe is a young widow. All she wants is to give her son a better childhood than her own. But a young woman sitting on a prime piece of farmland is bound to draw attention from envious neighbors and swains on every side. Interfering relatives and the confession of an

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Jesse Best is a simple man with simple ambitions, his own dog, his own gun and a woman. Althea Winsloe is a young widow. All she wants is to give her son a better childhood than her own. But a young woman sitting on a prime piece of farmland is bound to draw attention from envious neighbors and swains on every side. Interfering relatives and the confession of an illicit kiss force her to make her choice of a new husband by Christmas Day. Chock full of Ozarks vocabulary, mountain culture and characters that you are sure you know, Simple Jess is a unique and beloved romance novel that no reader should miss.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Morsi (Marrying Stone) returns to Marrying Stone, Ark., 1906, for this pleasant hearth-and-home romance. Althea Winsloe is a young widow with a son named Baby-Paisley and a farm with the finest corn bottom on the mountain. Just like the best Jane Austen society, the Ozark community thinks that Althea is in need of a husband. But instead of Regency balls, Morsi's courting is conducted at hog slaughters (described in non-gory detail) and mountain socials. Althea is given until Christmas to pick herself a man, and to everyone's surprise, except the reader's, she chooses Simple Jess, a combination of Forrest Gump, Mr. Universe and a really great golden retriever. Jess Best may not be a smart man, but he sure knows what love is-and sex. Morsi is clever enough to incorporate mountain vocabulary and customs without a lot of twangy dialect. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781507649312
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2015
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
728,587
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

RWA Hall of Fame member, national bestseller and two-time RITA winner, Pamela Morsi was duly warned. Lots of people mistakenly think they are writers, her mother told her. She'd be smart to give it up before she embarrassed herself. Fortunately, she rarely took her mother's advice. With 30 published titles and millions of copies in print, she can't seem to stop herself from making up stories.

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Simple Jess 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely give 5 stars. A week after finishing it i am still thinking about it. Excellent character development, beautiful story and very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a simple tale but the insight into human feelings is almot a study course! Very well written and recommended!
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Words cannot begin to show the appreciation of this fine read. Simply enthralled.
8ooknerd More than 1 year ago
Good Read. Simple Jess is first introduced in "Marrying Stone" I actually read this book first and had no trouble following the storyline. I then read Marrying Stone and it was also enjoyable. Simple Jess is a lovable character. I look forward to reading more of Pamela's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book after reading courting miss hattie and glad that I did because its another book that I would recommend to anyone. Hope Pamela Morsi writes more books like this
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IndyLucy More than 1 year ago
Simple Jess is a tender, heartwarming tale, with endearing characters, that I didn't want to end. After reading the more recent great stories by Pam Morsi, I've been looking for these older ones, written before I discovered her and no longer available in print. Thanks for bringing them to the Nook. Looking forward to reading them all.