Antebellum South

C+
Always and Forever

I’m a sucker for a saga. That is what drew me to Gretchen Craig’s debut - Always and Forever. Taking into consideration that this is her first novel, I would say we should look forward to great things from Ms. Craig. My one issue is a big one, and that is what warranted the lower grade. T ...

D
Master of the Night

I'll give props to Elizabeth Butler for tackling a sticky subject: the truth about slavery and attitudes toward it in the Border States just before the Civil War. The conflict at the center of the book is pretty strong, too: two people embarked on a Noble Cause who feel they must not fall in love wi ...

B-
Carolina Rose

Carolina Rose is an impressive debut for author Tracy Sumner. The hero and heroine were believable and likable, and the circumstances which brought them together worked well for me. There were some problems with the technical aspects of the story, however, that detracted somewhat from my overall enj ...

A
Yankee Stranger

The Book that Inspired Me to be a Writer* You don't so much read The Williamsburg series aka "The Women of Williamsburg" as become a member of the family - the extended Day-Sprague-Campion family. The books follow family members through almost every significant event between the Revolutionary Wa ...