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Two brothers, one death the bond of brotherhood faces its greatest challenge against resentment and guilt. Can the love between two brothers eventually win against pain and guilt?

When Firefighter David Boyette's fianc e perishes in a car fire, he blames his brother, Sgt. Jeremy Boyette, for her death. Three years later, David returns home with a dark and devastating secret
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 6th 2012 by Ambassador-Emerald International (first published December 17th 2011)
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Anne Hamilton
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
Four and a half stars.

An absorbing family drama, laced with romantic elements and quirky characters. Opening with a tragedy - the loss of David's fiancee in a fiery car accident - the main thread of the story revolves around the estrangement of two brothers. David and Jeremy are two Mississippi boys, one a firefighter and the other a policeman.

David returns to his hometown after three years, hiding several demons that have plagued his life since the death of his fiancee, Rebecca. He blames his
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Victor Gentile
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
D. M. Webb in her new book, “Mississippi Nights” published by Ambassador-Emerald International brings us into the lives of David Boyette and Jeremy Boyette.

From the back cover: Two brothers, one death–the bond of brotherhood faces its greatest challenge against resentment and guilt. Can the love between two brothers eventually win against pain and guilt?

When Firefighter David Boyette’s fiance perishes in a car fire, he blames his brother, Sgt. Jeremy Boyette, for her death.

Three years later, Dav
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Bhriv
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mississippi Nights, written by D.M. Webb, is the first book I've read by this author.
Some things I liked about the book: I liked the way the author seemed to write authentic characters. The characters seemed be well researched as she seemed to know about the characters professions and the life experiences seemed very real. My favorite character was Maggie as she seemed to have a loving heart and very forgiving. I felt as if I had walked in her shoes in my past, yet didn't have as good as outcom
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Terry
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
High energy; worthy plot and inspirational ending.

This book is solid “Christian fiction” and presents an interesting and believable scenario involving long-term strains between two brothers: a firefighter and a police officer who both live and work in the same town. Both brothers enjoy their own vices, and the book deals realistically with personal failures. That is, following a tragedy early in the book that leads to a serious falling out, the brothers don’t “live happily ever after” simply bec
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Sharon Paavola
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mississippi Nights carries emotions running high between two brother over a devastating accident holding secrets. Secrets neither of them is willing to speak. The challenge with unknown truths comes when healing is needed yet the hurt becomes an angry dog waiting to bite someone. David Boyette returns home an angry dog. His brother Jeremy has managed to move on with life but now David is back. In a small town police and firefighters often work close and you guessed it. David is a fireman and Jer ...more
Kendra
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted
Mississippi nights, a novel by D. M. Webb, is heart-pounding, heart-warming story full of events that include both fire fighters and policemen. 2 brothers – one a fireman, the other a cop – must go head to head with each other when David Boyette returns home after three years away. He was somewhat estranged from his family, but now he’s back. But he has a serious problem; his family fears that [problem] will cause serious trouble for David.

Jeremy, David’s brother, has also begun something that c
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Lee Carver
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Mississippi Nights" was an enjoyable read with a lot of action. I had one major problem with the plot: much of the conflict could have been resolved by communication between the two brothers. This is evident from the first chapter, so I'm not giving away too much. The unexpected great value of the book gets no publicity, and that's the plot twist of one person's addiction. It's written so well that one suspects the author has knowledge of the situation, perhaps from a friend or family member. W ...more
Emily
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mississippi Nights is the story of two brothers trying to find peace with each other, and the story of a strong family. It is also a romance. I'd give the brothers' storyline five stars, and the romance three, so I averaged it out at four.

The relationship between the brothers is well written and realistic. Each man's character and motivation is clearly portrayed, and it is easy to see how they got to the estranged place the book starts in. It's also believable the way they slowly find their way
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Shirley Scurlock
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cwa-review
Mississippi Nights is a story of two brothers and how their lives are affected by the tragic death of the younger brothers fiancee. It’s the classic family feud with heartbreak, regret and complete devastation at its roots. Family and Friends is the greatest gift we have and the strongest anchor to reality we have. Family plays a big role in the twists and turns in this story!

Hate it like cancer – it eats you alive. In this story a brothers love is turned into hate, and it takes a stronger love
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Carrie Gould
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story about the importance of family and faith

I enjoyed this book tremendously. It was a story of faith, struggle with addiction and the importance of family. The characters were relatable and "real."
Helen
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mississippi Nights is written by DM Webb. This is a story of two brothers and how their lives are affected by the death of the younger brothers fiancee.

Sergeant Jeremy Boyette is on the scene of an accident, his brother's fiancee is trapped in a car that is catching on fire. Jeremy tries to get her out but is pulled away by his co-workers. His brother, firefighter David Boyette, arrives to see his fiancee die in the fire. He blames Jeremy for not trying to get her out.

After her funeral David mov
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Kym McNabney
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
There are books that I dread reviewing because I didn't like them. Then there are those that I'm already writing one in my mind after only reading a few chapters. MISSISSIPPI NIGHTS by D.M. WEBB is the later.

Three years after Firefighter David Boyette left home, he returns to face his brother, Sgt. Jeremy Boyette. But that's not all David has to face. He has a secret he's been hiding as well.

When David encounters Maggie Goddard, the preachers beautiful daughter, there's an immediate attraction
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ChrisGA
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ah, family! A source of comfort, understanding and support or resentment, bitterness, and guilt—or a bit of both. A source of love—conditional, or more beautifully, unconditional. MISSISSIPPI NIGHTS is the story of family with all its strengths, mistakes, forgiveness and healing. David and Jeremy are grown men, brothers; one a firefighter and the other a cop who have become estranged after the tragic death of David’s fiancé. Their once close relationship has been reduced to misunderstandings, je ...more
Joan
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This novel about family, alcoholism, and forgiveness riled my emotions. Sometimes I wanted tough love and at other times I was amazed at the unconditional love shown.

The novel centers on two brothers. A few years ago, Jeremy, a policeman, was unable to save the fiance of his younger brother, David, as she perished in a serious automobile accident. There has been a rift between the two ever since. Now David has returned to their small town after having been three years in the big city. A fireman,
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Deana Dick
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Yes that's how I will start my review. I have never read such a powerful book about forgiveness , unconditional love and redemption before. This is one book that will stay with me forever. It may be a fiction book, but it is reality for many people right now. Have you ever had something happen to you that was so devasting that you didn't think you could go on? That is exactly what David thought as he deals with the horrible death of his fiancé . He blames his brother Jeremy for not trying t ...more
deb
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mississippi Nights

Why is it that I always love the wounded character? I loved David, scars and all. He made my heart sing because I knew a huge blessing was in store for him. David struggled with his addiction, but it was wonderful to see how his family rallied around him and helped. The way Brother Johnny took him under his wing and counseled him was beautiful. Isn't this how we as Christian are supposed to act?

This author tapped into something that most Christian authors won't do or aren't abl
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Pam
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Mississippi Nights” is a gritty and down-to-earth story that probes some pretty deep emotional waters. The family bond between the two Boyette brothers is broken when David cannot forgive Jeremy for letting his fiance die in a fiery accident. Jeremy cannot forgive himself and has returned home after several years away with a secret. Pastor’s daughter Maggie becomes an important person in Jeremy’s life but is her love enough to free him from his personal demons?

Not only is this book an emotional
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Paula
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mississippi Nights by D. M. Webb is an action novel filled with addiction, romance, grace, and forgiveness, Two brothers from a loving, supportive, Christian family are the main characters with Sergeant Jeremy Boyette as a police officer and David, his younger brother, as a fire fighter. In the beginning of the book, David’s fiancé is in a serious car wreck with Jeremey the first police officer at the scene. Jeremy tries to get her out of the car to no avail. The car is about to explode as a col ...more
Rachel
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: excellent, fiction
I loved this book, by a new to me author - D.M. Webb. She writes in a style that reminds me somewhat of Lynette Eason, that particular balance of story and characters and heart. Two brothers are caught in unfathomable circumstances - the story unfolds bit by bit as you dive headfirst into a heartfelt story.

Characters are introduced one by one, as part of the tapestry of the small town where the Boyette family lives. Each adds a unique perspective, both on life and the struggles the brothers go
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Amy
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mississippi Nights is a family drama dealing with two brothers, one a decorated police officer and the younger one a firefighter. Getting right into the book we are witnesses to a tragic accident that has set the two brothers at odds with each other. Sgt. Jeremy Boyette was unable to save his brother David’s fiancée, Rebecca, from a car explosion, though he certainly tried and has the scars to prove it. David unjustly accuses Jeremy and takes off for the big city for three years. David finally d ...more
Connie Saunders
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
In a fairytale world an ideal family is there for each other no matter what; they love and protect you, they understand your actions and they always forgive. Author DM Webb doesn't give us this fairytale in Mississippi Nights. Instead, we see two brothers and a relationship that has been severed by a terrible tragedy. David Boyette blames his brother Jeremy for not being able to save his fiance from a fiery crash. His anger over her death propels him to leave his home and family behind and when ...more
Anna
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-club
Two brothers, a car fire and the power of forgiveness.

When firefighter David Boyette's fiance dies in a car fire, one of the first responders is police officer Jeremy Boyette', David's older brother. Unable to do anything, Jeremy is riddled with the guilt of letting his little brother down.

So he leaves.

It's been three years since the devastating crash and Jeremy has finally come home. Deciding he wants to try and mend the rift between himself and David, the brother's must decide if they are w
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Sarah
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing


"Mississippi Nights" written by D.M. Webb is an amazing book about two brothers who go through horrific things together. This book is about one brother who is a police officer while the other is a firefighter, but beyond their day jobs, this story is jam packed with something deep that has to deal with forgiveness. Without spoiling something important to this book, a very difficult circumstance happens where blame is placed on one brother by the other. This creates family tension, hurt and a dee
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Emerald Barnes
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Mississippi Nights is a gripping tale of love, loss, and redemption. Two brothers must learn to overcome their issues with each other, learn to forgive, and learn to love once again.

Jeremy and David Boyette are two Southern boys, living in Mississippi. One's a firefighter, the other a cop. When a tragic accident happens, David blames Jeremy and hightails it out of MS. Four years later, he returns with a secret and a hatred for his brother that runs deeper than he wants it to.

During the story, D
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Dotty
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mississippi Nights is a true to life experience. You live the problems along with the characters as they battle their demons and learn how to love and forgive. Also there are lessons we all can learn from of how important family is.

Three years after Firefighter David Boyette left home, he returns to face his brother, Sgt. Jeremy Boyette. But that's not all David has to face. He has a secret he's been hiding as well.

When David encounters Maggie Goddard, the preachers beautiful daughter, there's a
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Sonnetta
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-fun-review
From the first page to the last page I was hooked. I did not want to stop reading this book. This story reminds me of Romans 5:8

8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

I really liked the character of David. His vulnerability, his struggle, his shame, his addictions and his desire for love and acceptance endeared him to me. You are pulled into his life and desire his redemption. You want him to restore his relationship with God because th
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Carole Towriss
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mississippi Nights is a tale of a southern family torn apart by tragedy. One brother has allowed that tragedy to define him, nearly destroy him, and now it's up to the other to decide if he wants to help bring him back from the brink.
The characters in Mississippi Nights are well-drawn, each with his quirks, strengths and flaws--there are no stereotypes here. The secondary cast adds depth and richness. The beautiful Mississippi scenery is lovingly described, with each sense brought to life. It's
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Melissa
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
D.M. has a well-developed story with many interesting characters.
David’s secret is not spoken of directly too soon so it will keep the reader wondering exactly what he is hiding. He did frustrate me a bit, I wanted him to just get over being angry at his brother but I do understand that when we are deeply wounded forgiveness can be hard.
Jeremy is a very likable character who just wants the relationship he once had with his brother back.
The other characters in the book are all seemed to have thei
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Cheri Swalwell
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mississippi Nights was a book that kept me reading. It definitely showed a realistic view of family relationships and how difficult it can be sometimes. It took some hard topics and shed light on how “recovery” and victory in life comes at a price at times. One part of the book that really resonated with me was when the older brother was judging his younger brother regarding the difficulties he was having, without acknowledging his own “demons” that he was facing (or not facing). Without ruining ...more
Donna Mcginnis
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Two brothers at odds with each other since David Boyette's fiancee died three years ago in a fiery car crash. David who is a firefighter blames his brother Sargent Jeremy Boyette for not saving her. After being gone from home for several years he returns bringing a dark secret with him. David meets Maggie the Preacher's daughter. But will she and David's family be enough to help him? Will David be able to let go of his bitterness and overcome his drinking problem?
This is a powerful and captivati
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Daphne Self, formerly published under D.M. Webb, is a Mississippi transplant who moved from soybean and cotton fields to corn fields to dwell in the heart of Marion, IA. She enjoys the days spent with her family and various pets, be it a day of gaming, shopping, relaxing, or exploring. With a few books already published, Daphne looks forward to creating more stories for her readers.