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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love Stories by Tamera Alexander, Dorothy Love, Shelley Gray and Elizabeth Musser

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In the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history, four Southern women—destinies forged by birth, hearts steeled by war—face near impossible choices on their journeys in life . . . and in love.

A Heart So True by Dorothy Love
Abigail knows all too well what is expected of her: to marry her distant cousin Charles and take her place in society. But her heart belongs to another. A terrible incident forces Abby to choose between love and duty.

My Review: This story is set in pre-Civil War times, 1860, and yes there is war talk and with her father hoping to run for Governor of NC, Abigail has to be on her best behavior. Of course, we know all things cannot run smooth, and with her heart on the line what can she do?


To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander
Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home. So when new owner, Aidan Bedford, a Boston attorney and former Union soldier, seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancée, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But the clock is ticking. 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. This time, one of the hearts.

My Review: Tamera Alexander’s story is set just after the Civil War has ended, and Savannah Darby’s family has lost everything. Savannah lost both of her brothers and her father to war, and her mother to illness. She now has the car of her two younger siblings, and is earning a living as a master seamstress, and she ends up at her old family home to make drapes and pillows, etc. She is also looking for a box that her father had hidden.
Will she be able to work in her old home holding so many memories? Will she be able to help her family by figuring out where that box is? Or will something very unexpected happen?

 
Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser
Emily has a secret: She's in love with one of the freedmen on her family's plantation. Meanwhile, another man declares his love for her. Emily realizes some things are not as they seem and secrets must be kept in order to keep those she loves safe.
 
My Review: Abigail’s heart belongs to her family’s former slaves, in more way than one. She has taken it upon herself to teach them to read at the new school. We are in a period after the Civil War, and people of color have been granted the right to vote. The Klan is making their feelings know by murdering and burning, such a sad time in our history.
 
Abigail has her heart torn by two men in her life, one is beyond reach, and the other may be responsible for some of the terrible deeds that are happening in the area. This one will keep you thinking long after you turn the final page.

An Outlaw's Heart by Shelley Gray

When Russell Stark returns to Fort Worth, he's determined to begin a new life. But when he arrives at his mother's homestead, he discovers she's very ill, and the woman he loved is still as beautiful and sweet as he remembered. With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past.

My Review: Hard lesson are learned in this novella, a mother’s fear and not protecting her son, and woman who feels she has lost her true love. Decisions that have been made and actions that happened, and now forgiveness, and the hardest of all forgiving yourself, as you forgive those who have hurt you. When the man you have always loved has hurt you, you become prey for charlatans.

All of the Novella’s are set around the 1860’s and the Civil War, and can be read in a single sitting, but they are so good you can’t stop at one. Enjoy!

I received this book through Litfuse Book Bloggers Tour and was not required to give a positive review. 

About The Authors


Alexander, Gray, Love, Musser


Tamera Alexander is the best-selling author of numerous books including “A Lasting Impression” and “The Inheritance.” Tamera is a two-time Christy Award winner, two-time RITA winner, and a recipient of the prestigious Library Journal Award.
A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels.
Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), “The Protector,” recently made the New York Times best seller list.
Elizabeth Musser, a native of Atlanta, Georgia now living in France, is a novelist who writes what she calls ‘entertainment with a soul.’ For over 25 years, Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, have been involved in mission work with International Teams.
Find out more about Alexander, Gray, Love, Musser at http://www.thomasnelson.com/among-the-fair-magnolias.

 

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