In 1863, Natchez, Mississippi, peacefully surrendered to the Union Army - but not everyone surrendered peacefully, especially not Shaelyn Cavanaugh. With both her brother and her intended off to war, her home, Magnolia House, and her beloved steamboats are taken over by Major Harte and his small contingent of men. Shae will use every mischievous weapon at her disposal to show Major Harte he has chosen unwisely. She begins by putting vinegar in his coffee.
But instead of being upset with his doctored drink and later molasses in his boots, Major Remy Harte is intrigued. Actually, he finds Shae’s attempts to make him leave her home amusing and he doesn’t feel slighted in the least. What the major does feel is a growing attraction, one that Shae shares as well, despite the fact she is a spoken for woman of the South and he is most definitely an available man from the North. Making circumstances worse, Shae is accused of espionage and they are ultimately betrayed - by one of Remy’s own men.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Marie Patrick lives in beautiful, sunny Arizona, where inspiration to write historical romance is in every amazing sunset. Find Marie Patrick at MariePatrick.com and Facebook.com/pages/Marie-Patrick, or email her at Akamariep@aol.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very much enjoyed the story and characters.
Marie Patrick delights once again with Mischief and Magnolias. This beautifully written love story is set in Mississippi during the Civil War, but what is great about this book is that the conflict between the heroine and the hero is not derived from the opposing sides of the war. No, in this story it is much more personal. Remington Harte and his officers have commandeered not only Shaelyn Cavanaugh’s home, but her family’s riverboats as well. No one takes Shaelyn’s riverboats. The story begins with many events that cause the reader to smile as Shaelyn tries to get Remy to leave her home through various pranks from molasses in his boots to vinegar in his coffee and more. But as her steamboats disappear, one after another, along with the men manning them, the story grows serious until the climatic scenes which will have the reader on the edge of her seat! The beauty of this story is not simply the historical accuracy we have come to expect from a Marie Patrick book, but also the heartwarming love that develops between the two main characters as they discover that only together can they defeat the Gray Ghost and insure their own happily ever after. This is a wonderful romance that will have a reader flying through the pages. Beware though, it had me up until after 2:00am finishing it!
If you like civil war novels this id one you cant miss! The story of life near the river was so good, I hope to read more of this author!
I came across this author and decided to try her...I liked her writing style..this book starts out with 2 solders nocking on a door to let the owners know that the union army is taken over there ships, warehouse and house for there headquarters. that's when Shae decides she doesn't like them in her house, can't do anything about it and strikes up a deal with Remy heart ( the one in charge) that if they let her and her mom stay in there house her mom will cook and Shae will clean...and so the fun begins...Shae does not want them in her home so she tries everything to get them to leave. (Pranks on remy) pranks.This backfires.. Shae and remy had great chemistry..the love scene's were good..there was a little action on the war part. There were other characters..if you like a good romance in the American Civil War, you will like this..it's more based on the characters falling and fighting there attraction to each other with war more secondary..
This was a great story line but it is definitely for adults! I really wish B&N would rate their books like the movies are rated. Then you know what you are gettin into.