Among the Fair Magnolias. Don't miss this collection of stories from Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser.
Find out about each of the 4 stories below and what I thought of the book. Then find out how to enter a great giveaway for a Kindle Fire and your own copy of this book!
From the Back Cover:
During the most turbulent decade of our nation's history, four Southern women--their destinies forged by birth and heritage--face nearly impossible choices on their journeys in life...and in love.
To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander
Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home. So when the new owner Aidan Bedford seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancee, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But can she find the box her father supposedly hid there during the war before her assignment is completed? And before she sees yet another battle lost on the home front--the time, a battle of the heart.
An Outlaw's Heart by Shelley Gray
Seven years ago Russell Champion was betrayed by the two most important women in his life. Now Russell returns home, but is it too late to make amends with his mother and find closure with his true love?
A Heart So True by Dorothy Love
Abigail Clayton hopes to reconcile with Dr. Wade Bennett and become his wife. But her father insists she marry her distant cousin Charles Kittridge so the plantation of the two families will be joined. With her wedding looming, Abby must choose between duty to her family and the yearnings of her own heart.
Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser
Emily Derracott loves her childhood friend Thomas McGinnis, but she cannot marry a man who doesn't share her strong convictions about the freedmen. Besides, she harbors a secret love for someone else. But the prospect of becoming his wife is not only improbable--it is completely impossible.
I had a great time reading through these four southern stories. I was excited to get this book since I have enjoyed reading Tamera Alexander's books in the past. Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love and Elizabeth Musser were all new authors for me and I enjoyed their works as well. Each of these stories contain a good deal of history since they take place in the South after the Civil War. Elizabeth Musser's story had me guessing through most of the beginning chapters as to what direction the author would take her character, Emily Derracott. It was nice to be surprised! I loved that Tamera Alexander included a character from her book To Win Her Favor from the Belle Meade Plantation series. It was fun to see a familiar character and find out about Savannah Darby's story. Dorothy Love also includes a couple of familiar characters in her story. Charlotte from Carolina Gold and Celia Browning from The Bracelet. Since Dorothy Love was a new author for me, I may have to pick up these books! If you're looking for a fun set of stories to read, pick up this newest book, Among the Fair Magnolias.
***I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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