When a deadly yellow fever outbreak draws Cornelia Gill back home, her new independent life must be abandoned. Injured veteran, Carter Williams, likewise must return to Dogwood Plantation when he suffers grievous family losses. Both become caretakers to younger family members. As the War of 1812 heats up, two wounded hearts begin to heal. But can they manage all that life has handed them?


Happy Friday ya'll!! Carrie Fancett Pagels is an author that should be on your list of favorite authors. She is an amazing writer. Her book "Dogwood Plantation" is a sweet and quick read. I loved the characters except at the beginning when a cousin shows up but even I couldn't dislike him but eventually fell for his charm. This book also shows depth with her characters, real life challenges of disability, striving to do the right thing, working hard to survive when you've lost so much to an illness that strikes without warning. Cornelia and Carter are from different sides of society. Can they overcome the divide and build a bridge to happiness.  Both have kind hearts and a fierce loyalty to there family. I did love the character of Edward, the young lad growing up before necessary. In his words from the book "I own this plantation". with all the confidence and standing tall. I say this about this book and its author "Carrie owns writing outstanding books." You have never read any of her books, READ THEM! You'll be so glad you did!

Rating: 5*
I received a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions are my own.

Meet the Author – Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning author. With a dozen Christian historical romances published, this former “Yooper” writes Christian historical romances about overcoming. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where many of her stories are set. Possessed with an overactive imagination, that wasn’t “cured” by twenty-five years as a psychologist, she loves bringing characters to life. Carrie and her family reside in Virginia’s Historic Triangle, which is perfect for her fascination with history. Carrie enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and beading-but not all at the same time!


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