From Book 1: Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial
clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon–here is an absorbing,
tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent
times–Southern Legacy Series.
In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way
of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two
cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding
Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character
could never be questioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and
family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by
the cry for secession but by a woman–Josephine Buchanan Wright.
Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future
seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until all she has placed her faith
in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to
cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do
so when all she has known is no more?
AUTHOR’S NOTE:–This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.
Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever!
Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.
Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself–alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.
Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!
The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen Smythe and Wade Montogmery, together has been strained…stretched to the breaking point and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.
From the ashes of war, can an ember of love still burn?
The final chapter of this sweeping tale finds Josephine Wright Montgomery reeling from the devastation and loss around her. Stunned, she has never felt so helpless and alone. The life she has known is gone forever. Through her courage and strength, she is determined to hold onto Magnolia Bluff, but there is more working against her than the war raging.
US Navy Lieutenant Cullen Smythe has distinguished himself with his bravery and valor in the hard fought campaigns at New Orleans and Mobile. Time and battles have done little to expunge the demons that haunt him. Nevertheless when he receives news he has long feared, he has no choice. He follows his heart back to Josephine…but will it be too late?