The Magnolia Duchess

The Magnolia Duchess (Gulf Coast Chronicles, #3)The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The long-awaited third book in the “Gulf Coast Chronicles” does not disappoint. Beth White takes us back to the bayous during the end of the war of 1812. Lots of really good history in this one.

Fiona Lanier lives with her uncle, brother, and cousin in the backwater coastal area known as Navy Cove. She tends the horses she loves and cares for the men in her family. Her life is simple, uncomplicated. Until a body washes up on her beach.

Charlie Kincaid regains consciousness in the arms of a beautiful woman. He has no memory of how he became beached on this shore, in fact, he has precious few memories at all. The wound to his head makes even thinking painful.

Fiona remembers. She remembers the charming boy she met in Scotland years ago, a man with the same eyes and the same smile as the one she finds on the beach.

The Lanier clan are patriots who fought for their country’s independence. Now the British are back, and they will fight again. But the enemy might be a lot closer than they think.

These books have come out one per year. It’s hard to keep all the characters – how they are related or not – straight at the beginning of this one. I’d recommend, if you have time, rereading “The Pelican Bride” and “The Creole Princess.” They are worth another read-through anyway!

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

One thought on “The Magnolia Duchess

  1. Dang! Would love to post but wrong profile.

    Also, our next meeting will be the Thursday after mothers day at 4pm, library


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