Author of The Orphan Dreamer Saga 

J Nell Brown

Author, Traveller, Dog Mom, and most importantly God's Girl

Writing 16+ Coming-of-Age Adventure stories that feature an Epic scale, Kindred Friendships, Inspirational Themes, STEM, A Splash of Romance, and a Fantastical Twist

A Two-Volume New Release from J. Nell Brown is Coming Fall of 2023!

Continue the Orphan Dreamer Adventure 

"A historical romance that pulls at your heartstrings."

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A Short Story (Episode #9)

Historical Romance, Light Romance, Royal Family, Time-travel Fiction


Rated G for story and language, 13+ for theme

Genre: Historical Romance with Time Travel

Triggers: Talks about the loss of  a baby

Synopsis: Charlotte Cairstine McDonald, soon to become soon-to-be Duchess of the Isles of Caithness, is about to learn that even in 1967 it's dangerous to be born a royal.

OUTLANDER and DOWNTON ABBEY fans will adore LITTLE PEACH LIES―a PG historical (time-travel) romance and the ninth installment of the ORPHAN DREAMER SAGA set against the backdrop of Scotland's famed Saint Andrews University and the Queen of England's Scotland residence, Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Charlotte Cairstine McDonald, the soon-to-be Duchess of the Isles of Caithness, is about to learn that even in 1967, it's dangerous to be born a royal. Especially if that royal—a.k.a. Charlotte—is hiding a secret . . . one that could end her engagement to a dreamy English duke.

While alone on Saint Andrew's seaside bluff, Charlotte drifts into sleep and is transported from her 1960’s reality to 1567 Scotland―an era when her secret would have guaranteed a trip to the executioner's dungeon.

Charlotte encounters her great ancestor, Queen Mary of Scotland, who sounds a dire warning to her future heiress. But will Charlotte solve the clue before she loses her head no differently than Queen Mary?

The stakes are much higher than Charlotte realizes—beyond her stained reputation or abandonment by the royal family. History might be irreparably changed. Even if Charlotte survives the Dark Ages, a real and present threat still exists that can derail the future Orphan Dreamer's mission to help humanity and find her essential sidekick—her kindred-spirit Emmaline, Charlotte's future daughter.

"Charlotte is a lively protagonist whose chemistry with the other characters—particularly Charles—makes Little Peach Lies a delight to read. The descriptions are flavorful and quickly set each scene, giving space for the story to explore the pull between freedom and obligation, independence, and family legacy." ―Chanticleer Book Reviews

About the Orphan Dreamer Saga

Told in the style of the hit TV show THIS IS US, the ORPHAN DREAMER SAGA is a modern-day retelling of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE DA VINCI CODE in a play of fate that will change the destiny of an orphan and the future of humanity.

Author J. Nell Brown―a New Release Top Ten Bestseller in Children and Young Adult Fantasy (Time-Travel Fiction)—delivers bold storytelling that takes readers on a journey that defies time, from 1018 BC to the present and on to a future of what-ifs.

What if Indiana Jones were a naive girl born into a close-knit African-American family in the South—a girl destined to solve her own DA VINCI CODE but who would rather simply overcome the provincialism of her community and find her own ANNE-OF-GREEN-GABLES-style bosom friend?

The ORPHAN DREAMER SAGA is a seven-novel serial interspersed with seven novellas that intertwine three tales across time and space and tells a sweeping fantastical story, spiced with thrills, stark realities, and comedy. This epic tale weaves an intricate tapestry of divine guidance, faith, isolation, hope, and loss as it follows two children from their beginnings to their ends.


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