Melanie Dickerson is releasing a brand new series! A Southern Historical that is sure to be filled with charm and sass! This Historical Christian Romance is a little different from her Medieval Fairy Tales, but I am positive that fans of Melanie’s writing style will not be disappointed with this exciting new story! Magnolia Summer is scheduled for release to both print and e-copy early September 2018 and I am looking forward to reading it!
A note from Melanie Dickerson:
This is a story that I originally wrote over 10 years ago before any of my books had been accepted by a publisher. This one is a tad bit controversial, perhaps, and Southern historicals aren’t as popular as Amish romance, but whatever the reason, no publisher jumped at it. So when the Healer’s Apprentice was published, I focused on my Medieval fairy tales and put this story aside. But I never stopped thinking about it and the sequel, which was always rolling around in my head. In fact, I always hoped to write at least three books in this series. I hoped and planned to get it published someday, and I finally managed to eek out the time to revise and edit it and get it ready, and not I’m bringing it to you! My very first self-published book!
And now you might be wanting to know what the story is about! I always thought of it as my “Zoro story.” A hero who disguises himself and fights against the tyranny of an evil sheriff.
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The Official Summary:
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’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 Sheriff 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 rescues him—placing “the Hooded Horseman” in Sheriff Suggs’s crosshairs.
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 to fulfill her dream of opening her own dress shop, especially now, to provide for her family.
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 growing attraction to the young Dr. Beverly terrifies her, and even if she could marry him, which she cannot, what will happen when Sheriff Suggs discovers Truett is the Hooded Horseman? Will Celia be able to prevent the sheriff from carrying out one last lynching?
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About the Author:
Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author whose two favorite time periods are Medieval, which she has combined with her love of fairy tales, and Regency England, which stems from her love of Jane Austen. She is a 2-time Christy Award finalist, a 2-time Maggie Award winner, winner of The National Reader’s Choice Award for 2010’s Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing, hanging out on facebook, and being with her husband, two daughters, and two guinea pigs near Huntsville, Alabama.