The Magnolia Duchess
Written by: Beth White
Month, Year: April, 2016
A brief summary from Baker Publishing Group:
As the War of 1812 rages across the newly formed United States, another war rages in Fiona Lanier’s heart–one that threatens to tear her family apart.
Fiona can scarcely take in the news of her brother’s capture and imprisonment by the British Navy. It is almost as unbelievable as the half-drowned British sailor who is washed ashore on the beach of Navy Cove.
Charlie Kincaid claims to have no memory of his life before being discovered by Fiona, but in a world that seems saturated with treachery, she cannot be sure he is telling the truth.
As Charlie’s memory returns in agonizing jags and crashes, he and Fiona discover that falling in love may be as inevitable as the tide. But when political allegiances collide, they’ll each have to decide where their true loyalty lies.
If you’re a lover of historical fiction, be sure to grab a copy of The Magnolia Duchess! Brimming with historical details, political intrigue, and pirates (I LOVE THE PIRATES), Beth White brings the War of 1812 to life in the third novel of the Gulf Coast Chronicles.
When Charlie Kincaid, heir of a British Admiral, washes up on American soil, the last thing he remembers is…well…nothing. Except for the beautiful eyes now staring down at him and something jarring his body, rather rudely, to stay awake. Which he promptly ignores as he passes out in the sand once again.
Fiona Lanier, daughter to well-known American shipbuilders, possess a fierce loyalty to her family and country during this time of war. But that loyalty begins to stretch thin when she finds her childhood crush, Charlie, lying unconscious on the beach. With much deliberation, she sneaks her frenemy behind American lines and hides him in her room, nursing him back to health. All’s fair in love and war, right?! When Fiona’s family realizes she’s been hiding an enemy soldier…well, that’s when things get downright crazy!
The Magnolia Duchess is packed with adventure and romance. This incredibly book gives amazing details of the War of 1812, and for as little of a history buff that I am, I found myself walking away with more knowledge of what happened along the Gulf Coast than I had before reading this novel. And that’s what I call a good book. 🙂
I was graciously provided a free hard-copy of this novel from Revell in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.