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Jane Ver Mulm

Jane Ver Mulm is an Iowa native, who in her life has also lived in Minnesota, California, Kentucky, and Ontario, Canada. She now resides in Rock Valley, Iowa with her husband of over 30 years. She loves to garden, cook, sew, read, and of course write. She is the mother of four grown children, and a grandmother to three. Her first novel, Finding Paradise, was inspired by her love of history, and her lifelong habit of imagining what her circumstances would have been in different eras.

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Praise for Finding Paradise

“Among the many unexpected twists and turns that life brings, this tale of friendship and love during the Civil War shows clearly the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows, of everyday living during a time of war.  Finding Paradise grants a fresh perspective on the meaning of family, friendship, love, loyalty and what it takes to build and strengthen ‘the ties that bind.’” —MaryBeth Thayer, journalist and creative writer

Finding Paradise was a beautiful story of fierce loyalty and love during one of the hardest times in American history. I’ve found myself missing the characters that I fell in love with long after I read the last page.” —Kathy Godfredsen, The Rock Valley Bee

“A compelling novel of the Civil War era, the author has created strong characters who stand up to unexpected challenges, families torn apart, and forbidden love. Finding Paradise will appeal to readers of both romance and American history.” —Flora Beach Burlingame, author of Charcoal and Chalk: John Ogilvie and the Beginnings of Black Education in Texas,

“Finding Paradise by Jane Ver Mulm is the most perfect romantic historical story I have read in a long time. I really was pulled into the story and though the times were so difficult, I wanted to get into a time machine and make friends with Ellen and her family and friends. Finding Paradise is well written with emotion, love, danger, a clear description of the war and so much more. If you enjoy reading about the Civil War era, this book should be placed on top of your reading list. This is Jane Ver Mulm’s first novel and I am strongly hoping that it will not be her last. Finding Paradise does not have a lot of pages, but it is packed full of story from beginning to end. Finding Paradise is a sure winner.” –Trudi LoPreto, Readers’ Favorite



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