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

Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love StoriesLucie's Review:

Four stories that follow strong young women of the South, before and after the war that changed everything. Some of the novellas even revisit some of the settings from the author's previous novels!

A Heart So True: I really liked Abigail Clayton, she is a young woman who tends to defy the society norms, because she has a hard time just sitting about being proper. There are things that she wants to do, but she find herself in a predicament with two men vying for her hand. This was a very good story and I loved the beautiful setting.

To Mend a Dream: This was my favorite of the collection, Savannah Darby is a strong hardworking woman, she cares for her younger siblings, and working. She is sent to her old home to help the new owner, Aiden Bedford and his fiance redecorate. This is a well told story, brimming with mystery, and great dialogue.

Love Beyond Limits:

Emily Derracott is a teacher who teaches freedmen and women, along with another lady who hails from the North. When her childhood friend, Thomas McGinnis returns from the war with his heart set on marrying her, she is hesitant to say the least. I liked that Thomas was a good man, and he knew to give her some space and let her figure things out, while also proving himself as a true friend that was always there for her.

Outlaw's Heart: I really liked Russell Champion and how he treats Nora, the girl that he has always loved. He is always watching out for her, and there for her no matter what.

Overall, a lovely collection of stories, full of faith and family. Great characters and engaging plotlines, I thoroughly enjoyed each one of these lovely stories.

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About the book: 
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 Impressionand 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. websiteTwitter,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 novels. website,TwitterFacebook

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.websiteTwitterFacebook

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,TwitterFacebook

Four best-selling novelists bring tales of four Southern women who face near impossible choices on their journeys in life and in love during the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history in Among the Fair MagnoliasDon't miss this collection of stories from Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser.

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