Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Road to Magnolia Glen

1792, Natchez Trace, MS
Bitter since his eldest brother abandoned their family in Ireland, Quinn O’Shea travels to Natchez, Mississippi, ready to shuck the weight of his duty and set off on an adventure of his own. It’s time Connor, as head of the family, took responsibility for their younger siblings. While aboard ship, a run-in with three Irish sisters lands Quinn in the role of reluctant savior. Though it may delay his plans, he cannot abandon the Young sisters, especially the tenacious yet kind Kiera.

Upon arriving in the colonies, Kiera Young prepares to meet her intended and begin her new life. But she soon discovers the marriage her brother-in-law arranged was never meant to be, and a far more sinister deal was negotiated for her and her sisters.

Quinn offers to escort his charges safely to Breeze Hill Plantation and his brother’s care, fully intending to seek his freedom elsewhere. But the longer he remains, the greater his feelings toward Kiera grow and the more he comes to realize true freedom might be found in sacrifice.

Includes discussion questions.

My thoughts: I loved returning to Natchez Trace with this excellent historical novel and finding out what happened to Connor's family after he settled in America. I didn't know a lot about that area of the United States, so I looked up some pictures, which really helped me visualize the scenes. This series has solid characters with an interesting story set on a plantation in the late 1700's. I really liked that there was more going on than just the main characters, that it has solid secondary characters and more than just one story going on. It's a period in history that I haven't read as much about. The series also takes on some hard topics, like slavery, indentured servants, and the scummy side of seaside towns, but it is handled well. I look forward to reading more of Pam's stories!
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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