Magnolia trees are very common in the southern states of the United States, and with a title as "Among the Fair Magnolias", one would easily tie the setting to somewhere in the south. "Among the Fair Magnolias" is a collection of four separate historical novellas, all set in the south within a decade before or after the war between the states, better known as the Civil War. Each novella are written by a best-selling Christian novelist, (Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love and Elizabeth Musser) with themes of freedom from love, from honor, from the past or freedom of self.
To Mend a Dream by Tamera AlexanderSavannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home.So when the new owner Aidan Bedford seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancée, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But 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, a battle of the heart.
An Outlaw’s Heart by Shelley GraySeven years ago Russell Champion was betrayed by the two most important women in his life. Now Russell returns home, but is it too late to make amends with his mother and find closure with his true love?
A Heart So True by Dorothy LoveAbigail Clayton hopes to reconcile with Dr. Wade Bennett and become his wife. But her father insists she marry her distant cousin Charles Kittridge so the plantations of the two families will be joined. With her wedding looming, Abby must choose between duty to her family and the yearnings of her own heart.
Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth MusserEmily Derracott loves her childhood friend Thomas McGinnis, but she cannot marry a man who doesn’t share her strong convictions about the freedmen. Besides, she harbors a secret love for someone else. But the prospect of becoming his wife is not only improbable—it is completely impossible.