Emotional story of Civil War widow who finds out that her husband is not dead. Highly recommended!
Great story set in Civil War time
Romance set in the Civil War era. This was a happy, inspiring read. A romance 'you'd let gramma read.'
On the eve of the Civil War, Sara marries the dashing Fru, just before he rides off to join the Confederate army. He dies tragidally. A year after the war's end, battle-scarred surgeon Dru, surprises everyone when he returns home. Hugh surprise greets him
My mother read and loved this book.
TITLE/AUTHOR: MAGNOLIA CREEK by Jill Marie Landis
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Historical Romance/2002/367 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand Alone
CHARACTERS: Sara Collier/wife to Dr. Dru Talbot
FIRST LINES:A young woman clothed in widow's weeds rode in the back of a crude farm wagon & watched the landscape roll by through a cascading ebony veil draped over the wide brim of her black hat.
COMMENTS: Sweet romance. Sara's from a poor family on the other side of the creek and has been taught the art of healing and herbs from her grandfather. Dru is a medical physician from a family w/ money and name. The 2 fall in love but their marriage seems to be over before it had a chance when Dru decides to join the confederate troops and fight in the Civil War. One of the local soldiers returns and tells Sara and the town that Dru has died. After a period of mourning Sara takes off w/ a Yankee soldier only to return later w/ a baby. Soon after her husband Dru also returns home, altho' he was presumed dead he wasn't and went thru a period of amnesia and then couldn't get any communications to his wife or sister. Their marriage at this point is very tenuous and Sara won't accept Dru until he can love her and her child w/ an open heart and forgiveness.
This book just didn't hold my attention.
On the eve of the Civil War, Sara Collier marries the dashing Dru Talbot, just before he rides off to join the Confederate army. Butr 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's end, Dru Talbot surprises everyone when he returns home.