I received this book from the author/publisher via Litfuse for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Four Southern women are at a turning point in history . . . and in their own hearts.
To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander
The Civil War cost Savannah Darby everything—her family and her home. When Aidan Bedford, an attorney from Boston, buys the Darby estate, he hires Savannah to redecorate. Can she find a mysterious treasure before her job is finished?
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 that she is 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.
Over the course of my reviewing time, I have really grown to love reading and reviewing novella collections such as this one because the book sets a theme and some of my favorite authors team up and write similar, yet equally unique, short stories. In Among The Fair Magnolias, I only knew two of the four authors (Tamera Alexander and Dorthy Love) but was excited to try the other two’s writing. Each one of these stories are charming and I was not disappointed with the characters nor the plots. Each author has a writing style that blended perfectly with the other’s and I was very pleased with how each of the stories fit together to match the title. Among the Fair Magnolias is probably one of my favorite novella collections and I am sure that I will be rereading each of the stories throughout my future!
5 out of 5 stars and highly recommended!