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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Among the Fair Magnolias Review Part 1!!!!

Among the Fair Magnolias by 
Tamera Alexander, Dorothy Love, 
Shelley Gray, and Elizabeth Musser

Book Description:
Among the Fair Magnolias (Thomas Nelson, July 2015)

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.

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 heart.

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.

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.

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.

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About the authors:

Tamera Alexander is the best-selling author of numerous books including A Lasting Impression andThe 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. website, Twitter, Facebook

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, Twitter, Facebook

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. website,Twitter, Facebook

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. website, Twitter, Facebook

My Opinion:
Love, Love, LOVE this book!  I am a HUGE fan of novella collections.  I haven't read one yet that I didn't like!  And I LOVE this one!  First off I've read Tamara, Shelley, and Dorthy's work before, but Elizabeth is new to me.  

Dorthy kicks things off with a wonderful return to one of my favorite places to read about!  Pawley's Island!  I enjoyed A Heart So True even more because I had read Dorthy's Carolina Gold.  I LOVED Abigail's story!  I felt very close to her as a character and I loved her strength!  Filled with lovable good guys, a bad guy to truly dislike, as well as those characters that all kinda in between this is a fabulous story!

Tamara takes the reigns from here and once again I truly enjoy this story because of already being introduced to the main character from her To Win Her Favor!  I was highly intrigued by Savannah's predicament in To Win Her Favor and I'm SO happy to read about what happens to her and her siblings in To Mend a Dream.  Once again this tale is filled with good guys to love and a bad guy to dislike.  Mainly it's the "bad guy's" attitude that rubs me the wrong way.  Tamara opens brings up deep emotions and a treasure hunt!  Will Savannah be able to find the treasure she seeks and what will it contain if she does!?  I think I loved this novella more than To Win Her Favor in many ways!  An excellent adventure!

TO BE CONTINUED!  And Stay tuned for a special giveaway!!!!!!!

Songs to come:
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Isaiah 43:2, Proverbs 16:9


*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Among the Fair Magnolias. ~ASC

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