Magnolia Creek

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Ivy Books, Jun 1, 2003 - Fiction - 416 pages
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One of the most beloved authors in women’s fiction today, Jill Marie Landis touches the heart as she illuminates every exhilarating page with natural warmth and tenderness. Now, in her stirring new novel, Landis takes readers to a place where pride can be as unforgiving as the past and finding the courage to love again will be nothing short of a miracle.

On the eve of the Civil War, Sara Collier marries the dashing Dru Talbot, just before he rides off to join the Confederate army. But fate cuts short their chance for happiness when Dru dies tragically on the battlefield. As a widow, Sara rises above her grief, refusing to mourn her life away. But one wrong choice, made with an open heart, takes her away from her hometown—and challenges Sara in ways she never imagined. Though she returns to Magnolia Creek an outcast, the sorrow in her life makes her stronger.

A year after the war has ended, battle-scarred surgeon Dru Talbot surprises everyone when he returns home, clinging to the dream of starting over with his bride. Yet nothing could prepare Dru for the truth that awaits him in Magnolia Creek. Heartbroken, Dru tries to forgive the shadows of the past. Unable to surrender the only man she has ever loved, Sara dreams of rekindling the passion they once shared, turning betrayal into reconciliation.

Written with rare beauty and emotion, Magnolia Creek is a heartfelt lesson in second chances—and a moving celebration of life’s most precious gifts.


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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

It was a good book, I enjoyed it as much as I did her other books that I've read. I cried a lot over the story line... but I'm probably just extra emotional. It is a historical romance... but its not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Good story about coming home from the civil war and all the changes in peoples lives. Read full review

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The author of fifteen bestselling novels, Jill Marie Landis lives with her husband, Steve, in California and Hawaii. Her list of award-winning books includes Come Spring, Blue Moon, Sunflower, Just Once, and her latest bestseller, Summer Moon.


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