My dear one, You come to me in my dreams and we talk of things that cannot be explained in this life. How we have been brought together is a great mystery, but I wish to someday see you again….
A Mississippi Plantation: 150 years after the Civil War nearly tore a nation asunder, the battle for freedom still rages in the heart of Ironwood's newest mistress.
Emily Burns grew up an orphan, so she never expected to inherit a southern plantation. When she discovers an old diary hidden in the attic, her life becomes strangely entwined with her Civil War ancestor and she soon begins to wonder how a woman long dead can keep showing up in her dreams.
Torn between her strange desire to honor Lydia's wishes and practicality, Emily cannot decide if she will keep Ironwood. Yet the house calls to her like a melancholy siren, and Emily cannot resist its tune. Resolving to stay only for a little while, and telling herself her decision has nothing at all to do with the handsome handyman helping with restorations, Emily begins to unravel the history of Ironwood – A tale of love and loss, hope and redemption. When the story seeps into her heart, Emily finds that two women separated by centuries can share the unique bonds of family ties, and that both her past and her future reside in the soul of Ironwood.
Note to reader: Heir of Hope is the second in the series, but can be read entirely as a stand alone book. However, for those that read book one first, because of the ties that bind this book and The Whistle Walk, there will be some redundancy in the sections that deal with Lydia’s diary. This is done to allow the reader who read the first book months or years earlier and the reader who has not read the first book to be grounded in the story. While some of the scenes from The Whistle Walk are experienced again within the diary, they are usually from a very different point of view, allowing those who read The Whistle Walk to see pivotal events in a new light. For those that read Heir of Hope first or on its own, these diary scenes are essential to the story, yet still leave more to be learned in The Whistle Walk. For that reason, these books stand on their own and can be read in either order, but do closely tie together.
A Mississippi Plantation: Civil War pits countrymen against one another and tears a nation asunder. Life and death are held in the balance where everyone is a slave to something.
One is born free, yet lives as a soul in bondage… Lydia Harper never intended to purchase a slave. But when she witnesses a woman being beaten in the street, all her pretenses begin to unravel. A bride to a man she barely knows and bound by her secrets, Lydia will risk everything to save a stranger. Amid the War Between the States, the mistress of Ironwood faces the battles in...
Four years of war have reduced the South to near annihilation. Homes lay smoldering and men become desperate. Amid the shadows of fear, a clandestine group waits for an opportunity to change the course of history.
Harlot, liar, spy… On the threshold of losing her plantation, Annabelle Ross finds a cryptic letter on a dying soldier and seizes the opportunity to get out a message of her own. She never dreamed her plan would brand her a suspected spy… or worse, an unwilling conspirator.
Deserter, traitor, accomplice… When Matthew Daniels's brother is...
Losing Lincoln (The Liberator Series Book 2) by Stephenia H. McGee
Book Two of Three. Readers will pick up right where they left off in Matthew and Annabelle's adventure from Leveraging Lincoln (The Liberator Series Book One) in this exciting second installment. Jump in as the plot thickens, and see what happens when our displaced Southern Belle and the rogue captain must now face the secrets they've been hiding in their hearts...
"The time has come when I must change my plan...."
She thought she'd saved them all, but now a more nefarious plot emerges, increasing the stakes and threatening to bring a nation to its knees.
Labeling Lincoln (The Liberator Series Book 3) by Stephenia H. McGee
Book three of three. In this final installment of The Liberator Series, join Annabelle and Matthew as their journey comes to an end and two weary hearts discover the hope of a new beginning.
“They labeled him tyrant. They labeled him liberator….”
No matter what they called him, Lincoln was dead. Now the suspected conspirators are called to trial and Annabelle and Matthew must face accusations amid misrepresented loyalties.
Beloved, Cherished, Restored…
When Annabelle was unable to stop the nation’s first presidential assassination, her fears of failure were only magnified. Imprisoned and...
Ella Whitaker rescues a newborn from the dying arms of a woman of ill repute and at long last she has someone to love. In need of a wet nurse, she arrives at Belmont Plantation just as Federal soldiers demand to speak to the owner. Thinking quickly, Ella masquerades as a Yankee officer's widow in order to have a roof over her head and a home for the child.
Major Westley Remington has dedicated his life to serving his country. The Civil War has divided his family, torn his thoughts of glory, and left him with a wound that may never heal. Westley...
Plantation Restored (Azalea Plantation Book 3) by BJ Robinson
Book 3 in Bestselling Azalea Plantation Trilogy. Lexie and Reese's story continues in the third and last book of the Azalea Plantation Series. The Civil War ends, and Lexie awaits his return. Other soldiers are making it home, but Reese is missing. She leaves New Orleans and travels back to Azalea Plantation in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to await his return, busying herself with restoring the plantation after the war. Lexie clings to faith and hope and refuses to give up on Reese even though she's heard the stories about prisoners-of-war and the explosion of the Sultana. The family decides to...
Angelique's Storm: Book One in the Series (The Angelique Series 1) by Paula Millet
The rain came down in heavy sheets and the wind howled around her as the angry surf churned in response. But she had battled the storms of life before, and she would not be intimidated, not by nature’s fury nor by a man, even one who once had her heart….... When the beautiful plantation-born socialite Angelique Latour is swept off her feet and quickly wedded to a swarthy scoundrel, her world is turned upside down. Although schooled to be a charming, proper Creole belle, her fine education does not prepare her for the cruel irony that leaves her penniless and alone. Haunted by loss and...
Maggie Montgomery's long-held wish to see America is finally coming true. She'll visit her beloved brother Rylan and his wife, Colleen, and at the same time, escape Neill Fitzgerald's unwanted attention. In addition, Maggie has a secret! She plans to remain in America to seek her fortune and to hopefully find love. While visiting Irish Meadows, she meets an intriguing man whom she thinks is a stable hand. Only when Rylan demands she stay away from Adam O'Leary does she realize he's Colleen's brother, recently released from prison....
Angelique's War: Book Two in the Series by Paula Millet
Angelique Chauvin Slater, born beautiful and privileged, is no fragile Southern belle, having weathered life’s storms with a resilient determination and an unshakable faith. Now, as a blushing young bride, she optimistically arrives in Washington City filled with joyful anticipation, eager to begin her happy future. But America in 1856 is a nation in transition, undeniably divided, a place of social unrest and political consequences. Hoping for a less-challenging, more familiar way of life, she is delighted when a professional opportunity for her husband moves them to Charleston, South...
Angelique's Peace: Book Three in the Series (The Angelique Saga 3) by Paula Millet
With her family reunited, Angelique Chauvin Slater is filled with joyful anticipation of their future together. But unfortunately, happiness can be short-lived. As the war rages on, pitting brother against brother, it brings with it new challenges. And once again, Angelique must tap into her strength and resolve as she finds creative ways to ensure their survival. The conflict provides a temporary distraction from a more sinister threat, however, one who has been in her life since her coquettish days as the toast of Southern society. And she intends to eliminate him by any means possible....