Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Magnolia Duchess (Gulf Coast Chronicles #3) by Beth White

Fiona Lanier is the only woman in the tiny Gulf Coast settlement of Navy Cove. While her shipbuilding family races to fill the demand for American ships brought by the War of 1812, Fiona tries to rescue her brother who was forced into service by the British Navy.

Lieutenant Charlie Kincaid has been undercover for six months, obtaining information vital to the planned British invasion of New Orleans. When a summer storm south of Mobile Bay wrecks his ship and scatters the crew, Charlie suffers a head injury, ultimately collapsing in the arms of a beautiful mermaid who seems eerily familiar. As Charlie's memory returns in agonizing jags and crashes, he and Fiona discover that falling in love may be as inevitable as the tide. But when political loyalties begin to collide, they'll each have to decide where their true heart lies.

About The Author


I grew up in the South, specifically North Mississippi, which has a rich tradition of fostering writers, storytellers, and musicians. I’m fond of both music and literature, so I amuse myself by teaching chorus and piano in an inner-city public high school by day, while conducting a secret life as a romance writer by night.

Anyway, I find myself, after more than half the years I’ve been alive, still married to my last college boyfriend. He still makes me laugh, he still gives me the warm fuzzies, and he still checks my tires, so I guess I’ll keep him. We somewhat successfully raised two young adults, who are both married and have begun producing amazing grandchildren. My cup runneth over.

Anyone who wants to know more about me should read my books and my blog. I am something of a hermit In Real Life, except in the classroom and on my computer, but I am very much interested in what makes my readers tick. And what ticks them off. And what makes them smile. So please email me here. I promise to answer. 

My Review

The Magnolia Duchess is the third book in this historical series, we are back for another visit with this strong family and we catch up on their lives.
This is Fiona Lanier’s story, a young woman who would rather muck out horse stall than work at ladies genteel things. The War of 1812 is now raging its ugly head, and a chance ride on the beach at Navy Cove is about to change her life.
She rescues an old friend from England, the enemy, but how had he washed up on her beach, and what is he doing here. He seems to have no memory at this time, but he is holding secrets. Will Fiona be able to resist her growing feeling for the invader, or will she be labeled a traitor?
We know how this war ends up, but you won’t know what happens to the people we have come to know and follow, there is a lot going on, what with Sawyer being held captive, Maddy being a widow, and I loved being reunited with Desi. You are really immersed in this area of our country, the Gulf Coast, and the author has painted wonderful word pictures that carry us though and looking at this part of our world. Be ready for a fast paced, intrigue, espionage, and family-reuniting story.
I received this book through the Revell Bloggers Program, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Thank you for your review, but just to be clear, Fiona's brother's name is Sullivan, not Sawyer!


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