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Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Welcome to Today's Book Tour {with Giveaway!}
featuring the New Release
Four Southern Love Stories
by four accomplished authors ~
Tamera Alexander
Shelley Gray
Dorothy Love
Elizabeth Musser

Published July 14.15 by Thomas Nelson
Four Southern women stand at a turning point in history and in their own hearts. . .

Don't miss this unique story collection ~ Highly anticipated,
I loved each author's story telling creativity!

To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander
Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home.
When the new owner, Aidan Bedford, seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancĂ©e, an unexpected twist offers Savannah her opportunity. But can she find the treasure her father described hiding there during the war?  Before her assignment runs out?  Before she sees yet another battle lost on the home front---this time, a battle of the heart...
After loving Tamera's, TO WIN HER FAVOR, I appreciated being party to Savannah's own story, her siblings care, and the opportunity for both a life and a love of her own.  Definitely a wee bit of love for her worthy hero!  Delightful conclusion to the mystery search as well.

An Outlaw's Heart by Shelley Gray
Seven years ago, a young Russell Champion was betrayed by the two most important women in his life. Russell returns home a changed man, but can he prove it to those he loves most?  With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past. 
Is it too late to make amends with his mother and find closure with his true love?  Wonderful story from a male point of view told with spare masculine dialogue I found authentic and refreshing.  The twists were reading pleasure!  And his willingness to act made me a cheerleader.

A Heart So True by Dorothy Love
Abigail Clayton hopes to reconcile with Dr. Wade Bennett and become his wife. But her father insists she marry her distant cousin Charles Kittridge so the plantations of the two families will be joined. With her wedding looming, Abby must choose between duty to her family and the yearnings of her own heart.  Such emotional responses to this story I was shocked at her father's actions and more than relieved with the final satisfying reveal... 

Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser
Emily Derracott values her childhood friend Thomas McGinnis, but she cannot marry a man who doesn't share her strong convictions about the freedmen. Besides, she harbours a secret love for another. But the prospect of becoming his wife is not only improbable---it is completely impossible.  The war may be over, but Emily faces her own battle in following her heart.  Definitely a satisfying conclusion to this insightful story.  And a delight to read a story by an expat living in Lyon France for our #ParisinJuly theme for this month!  Elizabeth's Lemon Filled Coconut Cake is a sure winner for any patisserie lover [recipe included] Merci Elizabeth!

I'm drooling over the fabulous Southern recipes from each of the stories.
How about a luscious Lemon Filled Coconut Cake ? Southern Peach Cobbler?
No, I didn't think it was just me !
Here are the lovely authors offering these temptations...
LeftTamera Alexander- best-selling author of A Lasting Impression and The Inheritance including many others. Two-time Christy Award winner, two-time RITA winner, and a recipient of the prestigious Library Journal Award. A native of west Tennessee, Tamera is found at her websiteTwitterFacebook 
Right: Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero and Chicago World's Fair mystery series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times best seller list. Connect with Shelley at her websiteTwitterFacebook
LeftDorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. Find more at Dorothy's websiteTwitterFacebook
Right: Elizabeth Musser, So pleased to find this Georgia expat now living in Lyon France, during our #ParisinJuly theme. Elizabeth is a novelist who writes what she calls 'entertainment with a soul.'  For over 25 years, Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, have been involved in mission work with International Teams.  Join more of Elizabeth's adventures at her websiteTwitterFacebook


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Join the authors in celebrating the release of Among the Fair Magnolias by entering to win their
Southern Hearts Kindle Fire Giveaway
and RSVPing to their
August 13th author chat party!


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD 6

  • One copy of Among the Fair Magnolias

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/13. The winner will be announced at the
Among the Fair Magnolias Facebook party.
RSVP for a chance to connect with Tamera, Dorothy, Shelley, and Elizabeth,
as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!


RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the Giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning.
Hoping to see you on the 13th!

Thank you to Thomas Nelson  and Litfuse for providing a copy for reading and review without cost or obligation.

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