La'Chris Jordan

The Memories of Bellevue (Book 1 of the Bellevue Trilogy)

The Memories of Bellevue (Book 1 of the Bellevue Trilogy) by La'Chris Jordan
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fiction Fiction, Romance
For readers of:Historical fiction, Historical romance, Diana Gabaldon, Anita Shreve
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Print Length114 pages
PublisherAmazon Digital Services
Publication DateMay 14, 2014
About the Book

A powerful and unforgettable love story, THE MEMORIES OF BELLEVUE is the first book in the Bellevue Trilogy, a hypnotically compelling series that blends rich historical fiction with riveting intrigue. In her debut novella, La’Chris Jordan combines the narrative allure of Charles Frazier’s "Cold Mountain" and the simplicity of Michael Blake’s "Dances With Wolves" to tell the story of two unlikely lovers in the years preceding the Civil War.

The year is 1861 and the possibility of war is consuming the nation, especially in the Union stronghold of New Orleans, Louisiana. But Thomas White, a wealthy slave owner and “conductor” in the Underground Railroad, is determined to rid himself of slavery once and for all and return to the North despite being torn between the past and present, racial prejudice, and the shifting alliances of an impending conflict. Yet, days before his planned departure, Thomas finds an old diary from his past -- a diary filled with private thoughts and reflections on Jeyne, the beautiful slave girl he shared his life and dreams with as a young man on his family's plantation.

The Memories of Bellevue is an emotionally passionate piece that marks Jordan as a writer to watch. The second book in the Bellevue Trilogy, THE ROSES I LEFT BEHIND is currently available on Amazon.

About the Author

La’Chris Jordan is an actor, novelist and award-winning playwright who was named one of the “50 to WATCH” by the Dramatists Guild of America, and was a semifinalist for the 2013 Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Program at Juilliard. La'Chris is also the author of two novels, The Memories of Bellevue and The Roses I Left Behind. She is currently working on her third book in the Bellevue Trilogy, Love in the Eyes of a Stranger, which is scheduled for release in Summer 2017.

La'Chris' is best known for her plays which have been produced and developed in theatres across the country including the Kennedy Center, Urban Stages, Karamu House, ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, the Ashland New Play Festival, the National Black Theatre Festival, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and the NAACP Theatre Festival. In addition to numerous awards and honors, La'Chris has received artist grants from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Artist Trust, and the Rockefeller Foundation which funded La’Chris’ participation at the Voices at the River Playwriting Residency at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre for her play Roses in the Water. La’Chris’ most recent play, A Matter of Faith, was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities for The Essential Theatre's New Play Development Program in Washington, D.C., under the artistic direction of S. Robert Morgan of HBO's critically-acclaimed "The Wire." La'Chris is also founder and head writer of, an online movie database and entertainment website for fans of African-American themed movies and storytelling.

A broadcast journalism graduate of the University of Washington, La'Chris resides in Los Angeles, California.

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