“You don’t have to be a fan of Southern fiction or historical fiction to appreciate and enjoy the fabulous storytelling in this collection.” (4½ stars, RT Book Reviews)
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 - and 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.
“Four intriguing novellas rich in historical detail, with unique settings and surprising premises - each filled with romance and heartbreak, pain and redemption. This collection set in the 19th century took me home to times and places in the Deep South I’ve visited only in my dreams. An absolute pleasure to read.” (Cathy Gohlke, best-selling author of Secrets She Kept and Saving Amelie)
“Among the Fair Magnolias will sweep you into the past, carrying you into the beauty and battles of the Old South. You will love, laugh, and lament as your heart is inspired to face life with courage and live it more fully.” (Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times and CBA best-selling author)