A SWEEPING ROMANCE TO WARM THE LONG WINTER NIGHTS!

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Happy 2017! I’m starting off the year with a huge BARGAIN. Southern Legacy, the 4-Book Collection is only $.99 through January 14th! FOUR Books…the complete serial! This won’t happen again this year…who knows if it will ever happen again!!!

If you read ONE historical romance this yearthis has to be it! You won’t be able to put it down! Romance, Suspense, and Passion. It is one of those books that stays with you for a long time. Must Read!  ~  Romantic Picks 

Now the bestselling serial is under one title— SOUTHERN LEGACY!
Including Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and the dramatic conclusion, The Sun Rises!

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon–here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times–Southern Legacy Series.

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman–Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

 

SOUTHERN LEGACY—Now Available Everywhere!

Southern Legacy is now available everywhere and…and BELLE OF CHARLESTON is FREE!

AUTHOR’S NOTE:–This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise!

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Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon-here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times-Southern Legacy Series.

Belle of Charleston, Book One 

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned: loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman-Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine BuchananWright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

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Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever!

Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.

Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself–alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.

Can their love be rekindled against the forces against them? Love and betrayal; jealousy and violence–all with a war looming on the horizon, bidding brother against brother.

 

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Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!

The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen Smythe and Wade Montogmery, together has been strained…stretched to the breaking point and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.

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From the ashes of war, can an ember of love still burn?

The final chapter of this sweeping tale finds Josephine Wright Montgomery reeling from the devastation and loss around her. Stunned, she has never felt so helpless and alone. The life she has known is gone forever. Through her courage and strength, she is determined to hold onto Magnolia Bluff, but there is more working against her than the war raging.

US Navy Lieutenant Cullen Smythe has distinguished himself with his bravery and valor in the hard fought campaigns at New Orleans and Mobile. Time and battles have done little to expunge the demons that haunt him. Nevertheless when he receives news he has long feared, he has no choice. He follows his heart back to Josephine…but will it be too late?

#HUGENEWS Belle of Charleston is Now Available #FREE!

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Belle of Charleston was released in December, 2014. Since that time, the bestselling series has been exclusively on Amazon. Today that changes. Belle of Charleston will be offered for the first time on iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble—FREE!

It has always been my intent to make Belle of Charleston a perma-free book. What does this mean for Amazon? As soon as enough readers report the lower price, Belle of Charleston will also be perma-free on Amazon as well.

The rest of the serial—Shadows of Magnolia, Brother To Be Brothers and The Sun Rises—will be offered on these sites by mid-July!

AUTHOR’S NOTE:–This is a serial! The books have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue tothe next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise!

DON’T FORGET— THE GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER will be released on June 14th (at the moment, only on Amazon).

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FOLLOWED BY — THE BASTARD SON   JULY 26!

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Formerly Another Night Falls

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIES IS COMING TO A DRAMATIC CONCLUSION!

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The dramatic conclusion to Southern Legacy, The Sun Rises, will be released October 19th! It has been a long time coming.

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I hope that Southern Legacy will sweep you back into the past and make you want to read more… starting with Belle of Charleston.

I first wrote Southern Legacy ten years ago under the title of Whispers of a Southern Heart. I never could get anyone to look at my book. That year at the NECRWA conference, I was talking to an agent. She simply told me it was too long.

Too long….at the time it was 180,000 words. Completed today, putting all four books together—it is over 230,000 words. Given that a book is considered a novel at 50,000 words, I can’t argue that Southern Legacy is lengthy. In the age of the ebook, most authors try to keep their novels between 50,000-70,000 words to maintain their reader’s attention. I considered several options. I wanted to offer it at one price and release it a little at a time—like a true serial. I had to go through Amazon and Amazon refused. After a lot of considerartion, I was left with only one choice—releasing Southern Legacy in a series of books. I realized I had a challenge before me on how to release my Southern Legacy.

Number One—I was told readers don’t like cliffhangers. In turn, I gave warnings that Belle of Charleston was a serial…more one than one. I was prepared for the negative reviews to come…the ones that were angry because it was a cliffhanger despite the warnings given.

Number Two—This one I truly don’t understand, but I realize it upsets some readers—the readers that complain that I wrote the series only to make money. Yes, it is my intention to make money off my writings. I would love to make enough with my books to give up my regular job. BUT it is not my intention, nor has it ever been, to misled readers.

Number Three— It has been my intention to create a story that would hold your attention until the end. It is my sincere hope I have succeed.

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For anyone that wants Southern Legacy under one cover, it is coming. I will be releasing all four books under one cover in time for Christmas. It will go into print at that time also.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT SEPTEMBER’S RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!!! Only one more day to enter to win at this link— a Rafflecopter giveaway

BUT—there will be an OCTOBER GIVEAWAY!!! Will let you know how to enter soon…
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Celebrate the Dramatic Conclusion to SOUTHERN LEGACY ~ THE SUN RISES!

THE SEPTEMBER GIVEAWAY — SEPTEMBER 4 to SEPTEMBER 30

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Also this month, I’m celebrating the upcoming release of Another Night Falls!

Coming September 22!

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I’m also going to try to do a couple of things different this month by giving away prizes sporadically throughout the month! Enter to win and join me in celebrating The Sun Rises dramatic conclusion!!

 

SOUTHERN LEGACY IS COMING TO A DRAMATIC CONCLUSION!

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Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon–here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times–Southern Legacy Series.

SOUTHERN LEGACY is coming to a dramatic conclusion!

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THE SUN RISES will be released October 19!

To celebrate I have a few things going on. First if my August Rafflecopter Giveaway—A $100 Amazon Giftcard and a copy of Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia and Born to Be Brothers!

Second— FOR AUGUST 23 & 24 ONLY!

 SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIAL IS ON SALE!

Belle of Charleston is Free!

Shadows of Magnolia is only $.99!

Third—I’m having another giveaway in September, followed by a month of Giveaways over on Romantic Picks Blog—OCTOBER BOOKBLAST which will include not only some wonderful books, but the October Rafflecopter Giveaway for The Sun Rises!

Join me over on Southern Legacy Facebook Page! Enter to win the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

AUTHOR’S NOTE:
This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Rises.

Belle of Charleston, Book One 

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman–Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

Shadows of Magnolia, Book Two
Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever !

Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.

Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself–alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.

Can their love be rekindled against the forces against them? Love and betrayal; jealousy and violence–all with a war looming on the horizon, bidding brother against brother.

 Born To Be Brothers, Book Three

  Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!

The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen Smythe and Wade Montgomery, together has been strained…stretched to the breaking point and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.

 The Sun Rises, Book Four — Coming October 19th!

From the ashes of war, can an ember of love still burn?

The final chapter of this sweeping tale finds Josephine Wright Montgomery reeling from the devastation and loss around her. Stunned, she has never felt so helpless and alone. The life she has known is gone forever. Through her courage and strength, she is determined to hold onto Magnolia Bluff, but there is more working against her than the war raging.

US Navy Lieutenant Cullen Smythe has distinguished himself with his bravery and valor in the hard fought campaigns at New Orleans and Mobile. Time and battles have done little to expunge the demons that haunt him. Nevertheless when he receives news he has long feared, he has no choice. He follows his heart back to Josephine…but will it be too late?

THE SUN RISES IS UP ON PRE-ORDER

It’s coming! October 19, 2015!

The Sun Rises will be released!!!

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THE SUN RISES

Here is the dramatic conclusion to the absorbing, tantalizing saga— Southern Legacy!

The Sun Rises, Book Four

From the ashes of war, can an ember of love still burn?

The final chapter of this sweeping tale finds Josephine Wright Montgomery reeling from the devastation and loss around her. Stunned, she has never felt so helpless and alone. The life she has known is gone forever. Through her courage and strength, she is determined to hold onto Magnolia Bluff, but there is more working against her than the war raging.

US Navy Lieutenant Cullen Smythe has distinguished himself with his bravery and valor in the hard fought campaigns at New Orleans and Mobile. Time and battles have done little to expunge the demons that haunt him. Nevertheless when he receives news he has long feared, he has no choice. He follows his heart back to Josephine…but will it be too late?

STAY TUNE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE RELEASE PARTY!

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Last December, Belle of Charleston was released followed by Shadows of Magnolia in January and Born to Be Brothers last May. The dramatic conclusion is coming this Fall ~The Sun Rises! I want to thank all the faithful readers of Southern Legacy. In celebration, I will be hosting a rafflecopter event. I will be giving away lots of prizes and gift certificates. I will having my authors friends stop by as well with books of their own to give away.

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As with the series, I will be building up to the climax. I have begun a SOUTHERN LEGACY Facebook page just for the series. To keep up with the updates, feel free to like the page….It’s coming  ~ The Sun Rises!!!

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A SOUTHERNER’S PERSPECTIVE

People stereotype. It’s natural. I’ve never watched the Soprano’s, but I started watching the series on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago. It got me thinking about stereotyping.

Are all Italians in the mafia? Are all African-Americans in gangs? Are all muslims terrorists? Are all Southerners dumb, poor, not quite sophisticated with an underlying hatred toward African-Americans? Of course not!

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I love history. I have enjoyed writing about the American Revolution. I feel strongly that we were in the right fighting for our independence. It is easy to write when you feel the emotions of the characters. Writing about the Civil War, Southern Legacy, has been much harder.

The Civil War is personal to me. Growing up in the deep South, even after over a hundred years, people still hung onto the defeat. Etched into my memory is my grandmother talking about carpetbaggers and the hardships seen by Southerners after the Civil War was over. The pain and hurt still lived in her voice.

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My home in Mississippi!

My immediate family during the Civil War didn’t own slaves…never own a slave. They barely had enough money to take care of their own families. My great-great grandmother Annie Bolton wrote her autobiography. She was a young girl during the Civil War living on a small farm in Alabama. She talked of hearing the cannons during the Battle of Shiloh. Her father died fighting for the South. His death caused extreme hardships for her mother. Awfully poor, Annie ended up raising her younger siblings before she ended up marrying my great-great grandfather. It is a heartwarming story of the struggle and hardships of rebuilding after the war.

We Southerners take pride in our heritage. I wish I was half the woman who Annie Bolton was. In her writings, there was no animosity toward the North, only a deep felt love for her family and God. She placed her faith in God, hard work and the love she held for those around her.

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Southern Legacy Serial is a love story. A romance—I’m not trying to defend history. Rather, I’m trying to write a possible scenario. Gone With the Wind is a classic because Margaret Mitchell wasn’t afraid of making sure she didn’t say or write something not socially acceptable. So many romance authors stay away from Antebellum South because of the stigma of what the war stood for.

Let me say—It is awfully hard. How do you write about the romance and glitter that the Antebellum South held without condoning the way they gain their fortunes…off the backs of slaves? So how do you write a simple romance during that period. You don’t. It’s not simple…it’s complicated.

I’m Southerner—born and bred. I am extremely proud of being from Marietta, Mississippi. My father was a high school basketball coach; my mother, a kindergarten teacher. Just because my view may not be yours, it doesn’t mean its wrong. I respect everyone’s opinion, but don’t tell me I don’t know the South. I do.

I have lived for years in the Boston area. My husband is from here and I have never regretted my decision to move up here. But it doesn’t mean I don’t miss the South. Let me tell you, I have missed the people terribly. There are no nicer…kinder souls than from Northeast Mississippi. My momma is turning 80 in May and my whole family is going down for the occasion. I can’t wait to go home. Not to mention that my husband and I fell in love with Charleston and plan to retire there.

Southern Legacy is a book I had to write. Why? When I moved up North, it became quite apparent that most of the people I met perceived Southerners including me as a backwards, stupid, and prejudiced. To be honest, I was taken back when I moved to Boston to see how prejudice this city was.

Boston seemed to be broken up into four parts: Irish, Italian, Jews and African-American. When I first arrived in Boston, I’ll never forget walking by a park where children were playing. There was a group of white children no more than four or five years old. As children do, one of the little boys threw a rock and hit one of the other children. Of course, the little one hit went running to his mother. As fate would have it, there was one little African-American boy sitting playing happily by himself. But suddenly the mother of the injured child swept down and accused the African-American boy of throwing the rock, yelling and screaming at him. The little boy’s mother tried to tell them he hadn’t done it. It was then I interrupted them and told them what I saw. The white child’s mother didn’t even apologize. Honestly, it was the first time in my life I had seen the discrepancy in treatment of whites and blacks.

I thought to myself—See it’s not the South. Why it’s worse up here in Boston! I felt justified in my conclusion until two things happened. One—I had children. I’ll never forget the day my child came home from school after watching the movie, Mississippi Burning. He asked had it really happened? I couldn’t lie. While the movie was fictional, it was based on the true story of the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi. I could argue that it was overly dramatic and filled with Hollywood’s perception, but I couldn’t dispute that three innocent people died. Second—a co-worker of mine. Cally, an African-American born in Mississippi, was one of eleven children born in a small town in the Delta. She grew up in the ’60s. When she was six or seven, the sheriff came out and arrested her momma. I don’t know where her father was at the time, but the sheriff took her momma away from her eleven young children, leaving them alone for three days. Her momma’s crime—she had missed one payment of $10 on her TV. That was the Mississippi that Cally took away from her youth.

On the other hand, I never experienced that Mississippi. The Mississippi I know and love is nothing like it has been portrayed in the press and media. Why the discrepancy? Just my opinion. I think we Mississippians are a stubborn lot. We don’t like to be told what to do. We put up a facade that if you don’t like us, we don’t care. But we do…or I do.

I’m proud to be a Mississippian. I am proud of my ancestors that fought in the Civil War. They were brave and true. It took a great deal of courage and fortitude to fight in the war. They fought for their homes and family. The issue with the Civil War—given the fact that less than 10% of the population owned slaves—is that the rich land owners were the politicians. Now, I know that it’s been said the Civil War was fought over state rights. I believe that to be true, more so than we fought for slavery. But don’t you believe that it was mostly the plantation owners fighting to preserve their way of life. The question becomes did our Southern leaders lead us blindly into a war to maintain their wealth, while we loyal soldiers fought under the guise of loyalty and duty?

In all of this, where were the voices of reason? Why didn’t anyone ever question our Southerner leaders? Wade Hamilton of South Carolina expressed concerns, but even being the well-respected citizen he was, no one listened to him and even mocked him for his opinion. Our military leader, Robert E. Lee, had his reservations, but chose to be loyal to his state.

So, you think that I’m saying this because it’s politically correct. No, I felt this way even as a youth. My sister confiscated a paper I wrote in the fifth grade thinking she held something over me…like I would be embarrassed by what I had written. It was a civil war essay contest. I came in second. The teachers told my mother I would have come in first place if I hadn’t said that the South was in the wrong. I said the South should have never fought the Civil War.

Even during the war, it was questioned in households. Here is the viewpoint of one Southern lady that lived during the Civil War.

I was never a Secessionist, for I quietly adopted father’s views on political subjects without meddling with them. But even father went over with his State, and when so many outrages were committed by the fanatical leaders of the North, though he regretted the Union, said, “Fight to the death for our liberty.” I say so, too. I want to fight until we win the cause so many have died for. I don’t believe in Secession, but I do in Liberty. I want the South to conquer, dictate its own terms, and go back to the Union, for I believe that, apart, inevitable ruin awaits both. It is a rope of sand, this Confederacy, founded on the doctrine of Secession, and will not last many years – not five. The North Cannot subdue us. We are too determined to be free. They have no right to confiscate our property to pay debts they themselves have incurred. Death as a nation, rather than Union on such terms. We will have our rights secured on so firm a basis that it can never be shaken. If by power of overwhelming numbers they conquer us, it will be a barren victory over a desolate land. ” Sarah Morgan Dawson
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One aspect of the Civil War that is not addressed often is that not all Southerners chose the Confederacy. Granted most did, but there were those that wanted the Union to stay unified. The first Admiral of the Navy, David Farragut, was Southern. He is the one the said “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” General George Henry Thomas was in command of the Union Army of Tennessee. Then there was also Percival Drayton from Charleston. He served in the US Navy and fought against his brother in the Battle of Port Royal. (Another time I will talk more about the Draytons.) There were many families split over the war. Brother fought against brother.

Should I feel disloyal for writing what I feel? No, everyone has a right to their opinion whether it’s popular or not. Besides, I don’t believe I’m the only Southerner who feels this way. What most Southerners might take offensive to is that it may feel like I’m being disloyal. I don’t think I am. I’m not an outsider making a judgment. I’m part of the South trying to come to grips with our Southern heritage.

I don’t believe that people are born with prejudice. Prejudice is taught. My daddy always taught me to judge a person by their actions. I’ll give you example. When I was going into first grade, the school I was going to, Booneville Elementary, was being integrated. Daddy chose to send my sister and I to Booneville. My sister and I could have gone to another school where there wouldn’t have been any African-Americans. He was coaching at a small country school, New Site. Daddy was a great basketball coach. He didn’t want us given special treatment because we were his daughters. So he sent us into Booneville. He had no misgivings about us going to school with African-Americans. You teach by example. Daddy did that.

Daddy taught me many things. My love for history comes from him. He instilled in me the importance of character. He took pride in his home. So do I.

The reason I wrote Southern Legacy is not to justify the Southern stance. If you consider the Civil War a statement for slavery, then there can be no justification. I wrote it not to reason, but to come to an acceptance. Embrace the good; learn from the mistakes so they won’t be repeated.

The Civil War does not define a Southerner, but it is a part of who we are.

Born To Be Brothers will be released on May 26th. The dramatic conclusion, The Sun Rises, will be released tentatively on  August 25th.

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Coming May 26th! Pre-order Available

Shadows of Magnolia #Bargain #SouthernLegacy

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Shadows of Magnolia is on special this week for $.99. It’s the second part of Southern Legacy. Since Southern Legacy is a serial it is hard to promote a special when the first one is regular price.. Shadows of Magnolia is in Amazon’s KDP. You have the option of a week of bargain book once every three months. I have already used Belle of Charleston’s special. So, I decided to use the special $.99 but I’m not promoting it. A little surprise for someone beginning Southern Legacy.

SOUTHERN LEGACY 

AUTHOR’S NOTE:–This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon–here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times–Southern Legacy Series.

Belle of Charleston, Book One

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman–Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

Shadows of Magnolia, Book Two
Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever!

Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.

Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself–alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.

Can their love be rekindled against the forces against them? Love and betrayal; jealousy and violence–all with a war looming on the horizon, bidding brother against brother.

Born To Be Brothers, Book Three ~ Coming May 26th!

Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!

The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen Smythe and Wade Montogmery, together has been strained…stretched to the breaking point and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.

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