Jessica Peterson


Jessica Peterson is a Canadian author, born in Fredericton, N.B. However, after moving to Surrey, B.C. at the young age of three, she had the pleasure of growing up in a large, multicultural city.

With a lust for life, not long after completing high school, she set out to create some memorable adventures. Soon discovering her love of travelling, she found herself jet setting off to Singapore where she worked as a kindergarten teacher. From there, it was onto Russia where she immersed herself in the culture and fell in love with the country she had once feared. Then, after a short stint in the south of France, she returned home to Canada.

Having discovered her passion for writing while living abroad, she dove into the crafting of her first manuscript. Life soon interrupted with the arrival of her first child and soon after that, her second. But with her love for writing fighting its way to the surface, Jessica soon found her way back into the world of literature.

Now back in the town where she was born, living with her boyfriend, her two darling daughters, and her snuggly cat Lucy, she tries to find a balance between being a mom and being a writer. And with hopes of moving readers with her words, she has finally taken the terrifying leap of self-publishing.

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The Key to Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.60 from 5 reviews)
When Anna took on the daunting task of restoring her friend Matt to a state of happiness, she never expected to fall in love; and she certainly wouldn’t have guessed the object of her growing desire would be Matt's father.

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  • Different Roads on March 10, 2013
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    A well-written, descriptive novel. I was easily immersed in the main character's world and taken along her genuinely interesting journey. For me, the ending is what either makes or breaks the book, and with Different Roads, the ending was the best part. It was a quick, captivating read and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I would highly recommend it to others. :)
  • The Black Rose on June 17, 2013

    I really enjoyed the storyline, there were parts of it that I thought were just adorable. However, I think if this book were to go through a couple more rounds of edits, it would be even better. Sometimes the tenses were inconsistent and there were a few minor errors with mixed up details. Also, with the way the story was written, I got the impression it was from a time long, long ago, however there were certain words/phrases that brought me out of the book for a moment and made me wonder "they wouldn't say that back then, would they". Bridezillas is the first thing that comes to mind. Other than that I loved the conclusion as I'm a sucker for happy endings. Endings in general really make the book for me and I was quite happy with this one. It was a quick read with lots of endearing twists. I felt interested in the main character and wanted to keep reading to know what would happen which is always a good sign. I would recommend it.
  • The Poor Man's Greed on July 09, 2013

    I got really into this book and read it in one night. The author did a great job at creating emotion because I was so happy throughout the story to think that things had changed for the better. However, by the end of it I was so sickened and disappointed. It wasn't a happy story but it was well written.
  • Codename: Kittens on July 09, 2013

    This was adorable. I only wish it would be made into a picture book so I could share it with my daughter.
  • Sin With Cuffs on July 12, 2013

    The beginning of this book really had me drawn in. The relationship between Holly and Liam was full of excitement and desire and I was looking forward to see where it led. Throughout reading I found myself very intrigued even though I found a lot of the story quite predictable. Unfortunately, as the story carried on, I found more technical issues that pulled me out of the plot and made understanding difficult. There were times when I was left a tad confused as to what was going on or what had been discovered and there were some facts that were contradictory. Endings for me make the book and although this ending seems to set things up for a sequel, it wasn't very satisfying for me. All in all, it was a good read and the steamy bits were some of the best I've read yet.