Magnolia Summer: A Southern Historical Romance (Southern Seasons)
Magnolia Summer A Southern Historical Romance - Southern Seasons Author:Melanie Dickerson From New York Times Bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a story of love, heroism, and secrets so dangerous they could change this sleepy Southern town forever. — Truett Beverly's hometown needed a doctor, so after finishing medical school, he returned to Bethel Springs. Fighting a secret war with a corrupt lawman wasn't in his plans, but S... more »heriff Suggs thinks he's above the law and can lynch anyone who crosses him. When Suggs threatens his childhood friend, Truett dons a cape and hood and becomes the Hooded Horseman--becoming the sheriff's "most wanted" enemy in the process.
Celia Wilcox arrives in Bethel Springs, Alabama, in June of 1880. She's come from Nashville to help her sister care for their younger siblings. She hopes only to be on the small farm for the summer, just until her mother recovers from the shock of Celia's father's death. She must return to Nashville if she hopes to fulfill her dream of opening her own dress shop.
The lovely Celia catches Truett's eye, and he finds himself wanting to impress her. But she flatly refuses to flirt with him or to fall for his--if he does say so himself--considerable charm.
Celia's attraction and admiration for Dr. Beverly terrifies her. What will happen when Sheriff Suggs discovers Truett is the Hooded Horseman? Will Celia's greatest fears come true? Or will she be able to prevent the sheriff from carrying out one last lynching?« less