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Camellia (Song of the River #2)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Natchez belle turned riverboat maiden Camellia Anderson misses her old life of privilege. She misses the balls and she misses the suitors. . .then a chance to attend finishing school in New Orleans catapults her into an exciting world—and a whirlwind courtship with a dashing Confederate soldier. It’s beautiful, uncomplicated romance until a trip to Memphis brings old frien ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Barbour Books
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Lisa Johnson
Title: Camellia (Song of the River #2)
Author: Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver
Pages: 313
Year: 2012
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Camellia continues the “Song of the River” series by Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver. It is set in various locations like Vicksburg, Memphis, Natchez, and others during the Civil War. The story of Blake Matthews and his growing faith continues as a subplot. Another subplot also involves a character from the first book in the series, Lily. Both plots are wrapped up
Title: Camellia
Author: Diane T. Ashley Aaron McCarver
Genre: Christian Historical Christian Historical Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Publisher: Barbour Books
December 1st 2012

Camellia is the second book in the water wheel series. Camellia is Camellia is Lily’s younger sister. While I enjoyed reading Camellia’s and Jonah’s story I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Lily’s story. To me Camellia seemed like the typical southern belle, and it took a while to warm up to her. I did like Jonah as a hero more than
Victor Gentile
Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver in their new book, “Camellia” Book Two in the Song Of The River series published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. takes us into the life of Camellia Anderson.

From the back cover: A heart torn between North and South

Camellia Anderson misses her life of wealth and privilege. She misses the balls, she misses the suitors…and she’s bored with hearing about politics despite the undeniable wave of unrest raging across the South. Then an opportunity to attend finishing scho
Kay Bsomething
Quick thought after reading the other reviews: I found the first little bit of the book cleared up quickly any relationship questions that I had since I did not read the first book. I really liked the book... maybe because I didn't read Lily first?

I certainly had a hard time putting Camellia down until I had turned the last page. Another novel set during the Civil War {seems to be a theme for me at the moment, LOL}, a neat turn to this one was `seeing' Vicksburg in my mind while reading the latt
My Book Addiction and More MBA
CAMELLIA by Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver is another interesting inspirational romance set in 1871 Boonville, Missouri and Natchez, Mississippi. #2 in the "Song of the River", see "Lily",but can be read as a stand alone, with re-appearing characters. Camellia Anderson, only wants to go to finishing school regardless of the brewing hostilities between the North and South. Enter Thad Watkins, a Southern supporter,and a soldier,thus begins their courtship....then enter Jonah Thornton,a Union s ...more
3.5 Stars

Camellia just wants to be a lady. She wants to attend finishing school in New Orleans and find a rich husband and live in a big house and leave her family behind as she feels embarrassed by them and does not like living on a steam boat. The one thing standing in her way is the civil war. Her sister Lily is concerned about sending her but Camellia finally talks her into letting her go. Nothing is going to stand in the way of her dreams not even a war. Jonah is from the south but believes
Chelsea Johnson
I have to say, Camellia kind of rubbed me the wrong way at first. Her character is someone that I kind of wanted to shake (at least at the beginning) and ask what was wrong with her. Maybe it's just the times, but I really don't like people who are so obsessed with image that that's all they focus on when going through life.

Once she started looking at the war from Jonah's POV and through the eyes and Word of God, I warmed up to her (not that I was cold to begin with, but I liked her a lot more).
This is book two in the Song of the River Series. You do not have to read the first to enjoy and understand this one. I liked that this book could be read alone. A lot of series you have to read all the books to get the whole story of certain characters.

I gave this book 5/5 stars. At first I did not like the main character, Camellia, too much. As the story proceeded though I grew to like and respect her more. I thought the other main character Jonah was also interesting. The authors wrote their
Lovely story. I enjoyed the first book and this one did not disappoint! I think it is always very predictable, but I find [them] a sweet and charming couple. I so disliked Camellia in the first book, but this one definitely redeemed her in my eyes.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 17, 2014 09:38AM  
Diane T. Ashley, a “town girl” born and raised in Mississippi, has worked more than twenty years for the House of Representatives. She rediscovered a thirst for writing, was led to a class taught by Aaron McCarver, and became a founding member of the Bards of Faith.
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