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Magnolia Creek

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On the eve of the Civil War, Sara Collier marries the dashing Dru Talbot, just before he rides off to join the Confederate army. But 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 ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 3rd 2003 by Ivy Books (first published 2002)
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Jul 31, 2010 Peggy rated it liked it
Set in the aftermath of the Civil War, this was an ok book about the Talbot Family and their friends family and neighbors. Magnolia Creek is a very small town of 350 inhabitants in Southern Kentucky. The townspeople were split whether to support the North of South during the war. Dr. Dru Talbot chose to serve in the Southern Army and was reported dead by a family friend. His young wife, Sara, who was living in the family home with Dru's semi-invalid sister, Lou, took off with a Northern Lt. ...more
Sep 14, 2008 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kentucky
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Historical Romance/2002/367 pgs
TIME/PLACE: 1860's/Kentucky
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
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Jan 31, 2011 An Odd1 rated it liked it
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*** "Magnolia Creek" is a Kentucky mill town, just after the Confederate-Union war ends. I like the apparent internal consistency, better than Heat Wave or Lover's Lane, also by Jill Landis. Although characters still wallow in their pasts too much, the serious bloody war conditions and many deaths in the story, justify sad heavy emotion in what elsewise would be a light romance. I dislike woo woo voodoo and how lust equals love.
The Talbot mill was destroyed by the army and can no longer finance
Diane Wachter
Mar 01, 2016 Diane Wachter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HB-B @ 2002, 10/02. On the eve of the Civil War, Sara marries Dru, just before he rides off to join the Confederate Army. Dru is killed on the battlefield, and Sara refuses to mourn her life away. She runs away with a Union soldier, has a daughter out of wedlock, and returns to Magnolia Creek and outcast. A year after the end of the war, Dru returns home to find his life turned upside down. Very good romance.
Jan 20, 2012 Kathryn rated it really liked it
It was a good book, I enjoyed it as much as I did her other books that I've read. I cried a lot over the story line... but I'm probably just extra emotional. It is a historical romance... but its not your typical story. I give it a 9 out of 10. :) (10 being the best) I think this story would appeal to those who don't like the normal mushy romances. :)
May 13, 2011 Jeanne rated it liked it
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Dramatic civil war romance. Dr. Dru Talbot returns home to Kentucky after his family has been told he was killed in the war. His wife Sara has a young daughter and his sister is destitute. Yellow fever ravages the town but love conquers all.
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JILL MARIE LANDIS is the bestselling author of nearly thirty novels which have appeared on the NYT bestseller list, USA Today and other national bestseller lists. She has won numerous awards for her heartfelt characters and sweeping emotional historical romances that include SUMMER MOON and MAGNOLIA CREEK and the Irish Angels Series; HEART OF STONE, HEART OF LIES, and HEART OF GLASS. All of her ...more
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