A review by thejumpingsheep
Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love Stories by Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love


This was my first time getting a chance to enjoy some of these authors. I had heard a lot about them and was super excited to try them out. This book did not disappoint. The last story was a bit too fast paced for me and I feel needed to be a full size novel to make more sense but all the stories were still top notched. I loved how they were southern love stores as I love the whole culture that went with that. The first story was A Heart so True by Dorothy Love. This one was a lot of fun for me because I have read her book Carolina Gold and one of the characters from that book is in this novella. The second story was To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander. This story was by far my favorite in the book. I have a friend who loves Tamera Alexander and now I know why. This story follows a young lady who has lost everything and ends up taking care of her younger siblings. She ends being hired to decorate the family home that was sold at auction. There is a mystery involved as well. It was a beautiful story. The third story is Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser. This story follows the struggle of the freeman after the Civil War. It was a fabulous look at how they weren’t really truly free and the long road it has taken in the south for them to gain true freedom. The last story in this book is An Outlaw’s Heart by Shelley Gray. This was my least favorite. It just felt rushed and not as polished but I still really, really enjoyed it.

Overall I really recommend this book. It has four great novellas and is a fantastic introduction to four amazing Christian authors.

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