Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias
Four Southern Love Stories
Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray,
Dorothy Love, Elizabeth Musser
(Thomas Nelson/TNZ Fiction)
ISBN: 978-1401690731
July 2015/384 pages/$12.99

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.

Click here to read the Fair Magnolia Treasury, bonus content from each author!


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.


I have eagerly been anticipating this book's release ever since it was announced, and I was not disappointed. As Southern as sweet tea and porch swings, this charming set of historical romance novellas is the perfect summer read. Tamera Alexander's To Mend a Dream tells the story of Savannah Darby, a secondary character from her novel To Win Her Favor, and as always, Alexander weaves a beautiful message of faith throughout this tender tale. Shelley Gray sets her novella in Texas, where her Heart of a Hero series took place several years ago. Russell Stark learns that An Outlaw's Heart is not beyond God's grace in this compelling story. The author that I was the least familiar with of the four, Dorothy Love captivated me with A Heart So True and the story of Abigail, who is caught between love and duty, and I'll be watching for more from this author. Elizabeth Musser's Love Beyond Limits was heart-wrenching and kept me eagerly turning pages. I'm rarely caught completely by surprise in a novel but this one took a turn I didn't expect. Four Southern authors, four delightful novellas. . . .and four delicious recipes included at the end, one from each of these talented ladies. Don't miss Among the Fair Magnolias!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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.

Join the authors in celebrating the release of Among the Fair Magnolias by entering to win their Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to their August 13th author chat party!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
  • One copy of Among the Fair Magnolias
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