“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A Dashing Romance!--"Magnolia Summer" by Melanie Dickerson--Review

What's that?  Another Melanie Dickerson book?!  Why, yes, yes it is!  Magnolia Summer is the first book in Melanie Dickerson’s brand new Southern Seasons series.  Ms. Dickerson changes things up from her usual fare by taking us to the 1880s in the Deep South of the United States.  Instead of a fairy tale retelling, Ms. Dickerson writes a dashing and heroic story filled with romance set in the South!

Magnolia Summer grabs you right from the start with a gallant and heroic action scene!  Parts of the story remind me of Zorro and Robin Hood.  Ms. Dickerson does a great job describing the South.  I especially love reading about how people in the South all take care of each other.

Readers will fall in love with our independent and sometimes high strung heroine, Celia.  And the hero, Truett?  I have a feeling many girls will love him!  He is dashing, heroic, a little cocky and super sweet.  I like seeing the characters praying and talking to God. 

Ms. Dickerson writes a great story and her characters are complex and multidimensional.  What are you waiting for?  Grab yourself a copy of Magnolia Summer, sit on your front porch with some sweet tea and enjoy this wonderful story! 

Content:   This is a clean read overall.  I would rate it PG for some minor content.  Some examples of the content are: a mention of rape; a woman is pregnant out of wedlock; reference to tobacco; a woman deals with depression; a man smokes a cigar; mention that a man is drunk and looks at a woman’s figure; a trollop is referred to.

Rating: I give this book 5 stars!

Genre: Christian fiction; Historical fiction; Romance

I want to thank Melanie Dickerson and GraceFaith Press for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.


About the Author:

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

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