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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2020 Carrie Fancett Pagels (P)2021 Hearts Overcoming Press

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A skillfully told story

A skillfully told story with a historical detail and a delicate touch! Full of unexpected turns of events and well-defined characters, it is shaped to encourage love, hope, and faith in the Lord.

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Charming

A cozy romance that has you rooting for the underdogs at Dogwood Plantation;). I love the plot twists from the sister-in-law's story line. if you like historical romance, you will enjoy this one.

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Enjoyed This Book Twice!

I listened to the audiobook after I read the book. The narrator sure brought it to life and I enjoyed the story all over again. Every time I read another book by an author I love it’s always the best one yet. That’s what has happened with the Dogwood Plantation. Vivid descriptions of the plantation, the houses, the clothes and even the land made me feel like I was there. This is an emotional story with some of the evils of slavery days on a plantation. The outbreak of the yellow fever reminded me of what we are going through with the Covid virus in todays world. I can understand their concerns because now we are facing things that can be detrimental to us if we don’t take precautions.
I loved Cornelia and Carter’s romance even though I could have shook Carter a time or two. Cornelia was a strong southern lady and not scared of hard work. I really loved that she was willing to do anything to take care of her little brother. All the characters were interesting people and I got close to them and couldn’t wait to see how the story ended.
If you like to read Historical Romance I think you will love this book, I did!
I received a complimentary copy of this book/audiobook from the author but was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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Wonderful historic, romantic fiction

Dogwood Plantation is a wonderful story of hope, love, forgiveness and redemption in a time of turmoil for the American people during the War of 1812. The audio version of Dogwood Plantation far exceeded my expectations. With Aletha Duncan’s talent in portraying the numerous characters of Carrie Fancett Pagels’ outstanding novel, the end result is excellent. I highly recommend this audiobook to everyone who enjoys being transported back in time through historic, romantic fiction.

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Beautiful story set in 1812 Virginia

This was a beautiful story set in Virginia 1812. A yellow fever epidemic has forced Carter to return home and care for his nephews and Dogwood Plantation after the death if his brother. Nell is the daughter of the plantation manager. Her father also succumbed to Yellow Fever leaving her to care for her younger brother. She struggles with providing their needs and has to face many decisions. Carter and Nell grew up together and were forced apart by Carter's dad who thought she was beneath him. I love how the author intertwines their history together with the present. The character development was superb. I especially loved how she made some of the characters hard to love at first, until you really got to know them, especially the cousin.

The narrator did a good job with distinguishing the voices and personality of each character. I feel she did especially well with Cousin Hayes. I was a little annoyed at how mechanical the actual narration was in the beginning, but feel it got better as the story progressed. Or maybe the story was just so enjoyable itself that I quit noticing.

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Loved the. Narration of this book

Loved the setting of the 1800 s. And in Williamsburg too

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Struggles, Forgiveness, Hope

Nell and Carter were denied the future they planned. They must face and overcome a multitude of obstacles for a second chance at a life together.
The rich backstory of each character, historical detail, and location create an intriguing read/listen. I was surprised by some of the secrets revealed and a couple of twists too.
*There are several sensitive subjects in this story relating to the time period. Sexual abuse is alluded to but there are no explicit descriptions. These play an important part of the story and are very well written. It is clear the author cares and has done her research.

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Loved this book

I enjoyed listening to the Audible version of this book. A very talented narrator, Aletha Duncan did a wonderful job telling this excellent tale. She included a cute southern accent which was very fun to hear. The very nice voice made for a very entertaining listening time as she effortlessly changed voices among the various characters she portrayed.
The author has quite a way with words and the descriptions of the scenes you are reading about. Makes you feel as though you were there experiencing everything personally. This story of this southern plantation was an excellent read. Cornelia was a fun and lively character who deals with many trials and sadness as the story develops.

The story has suspense and lots of trials and has many twists and turns. It is an excellently written historical fiction. There are sensitive parts to this book but carefully developed. There are Christian themes in this book. I enjoyed it very much.

I received a complimentary copy of this Audible book from the author. All thoughts are my own.

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Jenny’s review

Amazing story of hardship, love and forgiveness!
I so enjoyed listening to a good story and very interesting to try and figure out who was the one behind all the deception, harm and revenge.

I’m so very grateful to have been allowed to listen to a story by Carrie Fancett Pagels and Aletha Duncan for having a good voice for the characters.