Books by Jules

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Sometimes the answers are in the shadows…

Before Civil War rocked the nation, one young woman fought for the freedom to follow her heart. 

After the death of her mother, Emma works tirelessly to honor her memory by caring for her Da and two brothers. Her workload is a hefty one, which leaves no time for such luxuries as being courted by a suitor. Lonely,  Emma seeks comfort in knowing she’s doing right by her family and her Lord.   

But when a handsome young man rescues Emma from a scoundrel, his noble act awakens feelings within her that she never knew existed. Suddenly, her life is filled with laughter and joy—as well as a cloud of worry that this new bliss will end. 

The changes in Emma’s behavior do not go unnoticed by her family, and soon create civil unrest all their own. Unbeknownst to her, they’ve made arrangements for her future that won’t include love. 

Struggling to decide if she should follow her heart or accept the fate her family has chosen for her, Emma prays for God to show her His will. Will her path burn bright enough to melt away doubt? Or will truth be found in the shadows?

A Few Reviews for Shadows

I desperately hope that Mrs. Nelson writes a sequel! Paliden (
I had to keep reading because I had to know what happens. -Books and Morsels

I was completely enchanted by this story. -Black words-White pages

From multi-award winning author, Jules Nelson, comes the heart wrenching journey Road Home.

Sometimes the road home is a twisted, path…

Emma and Thane thought their first year of marriage would be a time of establishing home and family. However, rumors about Thane’s father have cast a shadow of disapproval over him throughout the entire community. Eager to uncover the truth for the sake of his wife and his own peace of mind, Thane goes in search of his Pa.

Left behind to care for their farm, Emma must embrace pioneer life by battling wild animals and vicious snowstorms. Her husband’s return is a welcome relief… until his long lost grandmother arrives and stirs up more trouble within the town.

Tensions soon turn to accusations, threatening the peace the young couple so desperately seek. While preparing for the birth of their baby in a community eager to be rid of them, Emma seeks God’s guidance to light their path home.

Works In Progress…

I keep a story journal full of book ideas… mostly to keep my brain from exploding.

At the moment, I am working on a new series called the Silence. It is an idea that I have been working on for the last couple years. If we don’t learn about history and then we are forced to relive it? What would that look like? I get to research history and then apply it to a future where everyone is used to technology and convenience. Hmmm….

No matter what ELSE I am working on, the journey of Emma is never far from my mind. In the Shadows of Home series, the third book will find Thane heading off to fight in the Civil War. This will leave Emma alone to run the farm and take care of the family. Strapping a baby on your back to work in the garden gives new meaning to hard work. (I usually try to experience for myself the things I write about. I think I’ll skip this one.) Right now, I’m researching the military units that came out of Michigan… listening to Emma tell me where her journey needs to go… listening to Mark and Rachel tell me their struggles…. and finding a love interest that can suit Seth’s spunk.


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