Having not read the first of this series, I was surprised by the swift start! No sooner had I been introduced to our lead characters than they were in dire straits, being rescued and off to Breeze Hill Plantation! The whirlwind start lead onto more quick-paced adventure, Quinn and Kiera have quite the arrival to America! Beautifully written, The Road To Magnolia Glen narrates the journey from bitterness to healing in several characters and, for our main two, the meaning of home and importance of family. Despite having read several frontier orientated novels recently, the brutality of the time still sobers me and I’m grateful for the progress we’ve made since the 1700s! If you are looking for action, romance, history and Christianity all in one book this is your go-to! I look forward to reading the rest of the series! Highly recommended and five out of five!
From the back cover:
1792, Natchez Trace, MS
Bitter since his eldest brother abandoned their family in Ireland, Quinn O’Shea travels to Natchez, Mississippi, ready to shuck the weight of his duty and set off on an adventure of his own. It’s time Connor, as head of the family, took responsibility for their younger siblings. While aboard ship, a run-in with three Irish sisters lands Quinn in the role of reluctant savior. Though it may delay his plans, he cannot abandon the Young sisters, especially the tenacious yet kind Kiera.
Upon arriving in the colonies, Kiera Young prepares to meet her intended and begin her new life. But she soon discovers the marriage her brother-in-law arranged was never meant to be, and a far more sinister deal was negotiated for her and her sisters.
Quinn offers to escort his charges safely to Breeze Hill Plantation and his brother’s care, fully intending to seek his freedom elsewhere. But the longer he remains, the greater his feelings toward Kiera grow and the more he comes to realize true freedom might be found in sacrifice.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.