|Return to Shirley Plantation|
Reviewed by Marian Baay
Carrie Fancett Pagels has written a wonderful historical romance set during the Civil War. This story takes place at Shirley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. I have heard great things about Shirley Plantation and reading this novella was like I was finally arriving there and getting to see it with my own eyes.
I think the author nicely described the layout of the plantation—clearly she must have been there, and while walking the grounds of Shirley Plantation she must have fantasized about the stories that could have taken place there.
I loved reading about Angelina and Matthew—how they met at Shirley Plantation and how the first sparks of chemistry filled the air. But this is not only a love story—it is war and there are secrets and a mystery to unravel.
This novella was a great historical read that gave me a glimpse into the world from long ago. I’d like to applaud the author with this beautifully written story with endearing characters, rich historical detail, and a good Christian message. Well done, Carrie!
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