Random House, Inc.
One of the most beloved authors in women’s fiction today, Jill Marie Landis touches the heart as she illuminates every exhilarating page with natural warmth and tenderness. Now, in her stirring new novel, Landis takes readers to a place where pride can be as unforgiving as the past and finding the courage to love again will be nothing short of a miracle.
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 challenges Sara in ways she never imagined. Though she returns to Magnolia Creek an outcast, the sorrow in her life makes her stronger.
A year after the war has ended, battle-scarred surgeon Dru Talbot surprises everyone when he returns home, clinging to the dream of starting over with his bride. Yet nothing could prepare Dru for the truth that awaits him in Magnolia Creek. Heartbroken, Dru tries to forgive the shadows of the past. Unable to surrender the only man she has ever loved, Sara dreams of rekindling the passion they once shared, turning betrayal into reconciliation.
Written with rare beauty and emotion, Magnolia Creek is a heartfelt lesson in second chances—and a moving celebration of life’s most precious gifts.
Baker & Taylor
Left alone during the Civil War when her new husband, Dru Talbot, joins the Confederate army, Sara Collier grieves when he dies in battle, but after struggling to rebuild her life, she is stunned when Dru returns home a year after the end of the war.
Left alone during the Civil War when her new husband, Dru Talbot, rides off to join the Confederate army, Sara Collier grieves when he dies tragically on the battlefield, but as she struggles to rebuild her life as a widow, she is stunned to discover that Dru is not dead when he returns home a year after the end of the war. 40,000 first printing.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2002
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