Jess Lederman writes Christian-themed literary fiction and is currently at work on Fire, a novel set in Las Vegas in 1955. When he's not writing or chasing his young sons around, he can usually be found at the piano, playing Chopin nocturnes for his wife, Ling. You can find out more about him and his writing, and sign up for the newsletter he'll be starting in 2021 by visiting his website, jesslederman.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and answers all his emails. Jess writes, When my first wife was diagnosed with ALS, we moved to a small town in Alaska, where we spent the last two years of her life. It was after her death, while I was still living in the far north, that the idea for Hearts Set Free-which opens in the Alaska Territory in 1925-was born. People who know that the novel contains autobiographical elements (and several historical characters) sometimes ask me, 'How much of the story is true?' And I answer, 'Perhaps twenty percent-and the rest is even more true!' What drives my writing is the desire to convey truths that transform lives. Truths of the heart.
"Lederman's powerful debut interlaces three stories that span
nearly a century and are tied together by a church of outcasts in
Las Vegas...Readers of inspirational fiction will love this
moving story that affirms the power of God's mercy."
--Publisher's WeeklyHearts Set Free is a powerful and inspiring novel."
--Foreword Clarion Reviews