Review:The Magnolia Duchess
5.5 x 8.5
`The Magnolia Duchess` is a fictional historical romance novel by author Beth White. The year is 1814,toward the end of the War of 1812. This is book 3 of the Gulf Coast Chronicles series. The books in this series can be read independently. Books one and two are `The Pelican Bride` and `The Creole Princess`, respectively.
As a southern author, Beth White has an understanding of the south and could highlight southern life in this novel, such as moss growing off the trees. According to the Reader's Note, at the back of the novel, `The Magnolia Duchess` was originally conceived more than 15 years ago featuring a British Naval Officer who washed ashore and fell in love with a `local girl`. Of further interest is the Lanier family tree which can be found at Beth's website. [www.bethwhite.net] She also has some maps of early Mobile, AL and New Orleans on her site. Dates are listed throughout the novel which helps in remembering the time frame.
This would be a great book for Seekers and Believers because the plan of Salvation is spelled out on page 88.