The Magnolia Duchess
by Beth White
Beth White brings us the the third installment to the Gulf Coast Chronicles with the sequel to The Creole Princess. Returning to Mobile Point in the summer of 1814 we find the British preparing to invade the colonies. We are introduced to a new heroine Fiona Lanier who is the daughter of Simon and Daisy Lanier. Being the only girl in her family of boys, she has been able to do whatever she wanted in life. When one day on a ride along the beach she finds a British soldier that has been washed up on the sand. Upon recognizing the soldier as a young man she had met years before in England. Taking a big risk Fiona brings the young man back to her home and nurses him back to health.
After losing his memory in a shipwreck, Charlie Kincaid woke up to see the face of an angel caring for his wounds. During his time of healing, Charlie falls more in love with Fiona and gets to know her family as the time passes by. When he starts getting his memory back, he realizes he needs to get back to his ship. The more time he spends with the Lanier family, the more he starts to think about what is the right path for all.
Will Charlie and Fiona be able to settle their differences long enough to choose the right path for each of them?
I love reading this novel, it takes me back to a time period of struggles and where they had to make a choice to fight for what they believed in.
I received this book for free for a honest review from Revell Reads.