Fatima, a fairy godmother who enjoys interacting with humans, chooses 1890 Texas as the locale of her newest client, or should that be patient? Her chosen one is Ellie, who runs the ranch for her adopted family. Ellie does not believe in love and who could blame her with by the way she is used by her "mother" and "sister".
On her way to Texas, Fatima stopped in New York City and selected Shane Morgan as Ellie's soul mate. Shane has come to Texas to determine whether Ellie is a missing heiress as reported by the Pinkertons. Shane courts Ellie, but vows not to love her until he knows for certain that she is wealthy. Ellie refuses to believe in happily ever after and besides, the handsome easterner deserves a wife with family connections, not an orphan. For Cupid and his arrows, getting this duo together would be quite an accomplishment. However, Fatima figures she is better at the game of love and this couple is a piece of cake.
SOUTHERN CHARMS is an entertaining otherworldly historical romance that leaves readers believing in the magic of Fatima. The story line relocates Cinderella from her European cottage to late nineteenth century Texas. The lead protagonists are a fun twosome who cannot decide whether they want to be in love or not (as if they have a choice.) However, Fatima steals this tale, leaving readers pleading with Trana Mae Simmons to bring her back in a sequel.