The war is over, but Emily faces a battle in following her heart.

Emily Derracott loves her childhood friend Thomas McGinnis, but she cannot marry a man who doesn’t share her strong convictions about the freedmen. Besides, she harbors a secret love for someone else. But the prospect of becoming his wife is not only improbable–it is a completely impossible.

This novella is from the collection Among the Fair Magnolias about four Southern women–destinies forged by birth, hearts steeled by war–face near impossible choices on their journeys in life. . . and in love.

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Love Beyond Limits is a brilliant story that is exceptionally well written; it now tops my list of favorite reads! – Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times and CBA best-selling author

Nice Things People Say

“Deep characterization and plots characteristic of the South blend with sweet romances that will make readers hard pressed to put this book down.” – Marisa Deshaires, CBA Retailers

“You don’t have to be a fan of Southern fiction or historical fiction to appreciate and enjoy the fabulous storytelling in this collection. Each story is different and readers will ‘feel all the feels’ as they experience the challenges of these characters encounter.” – Romantic Times, 4 1/2 star review

“Four touching, well-crafted stories about following one’s heart will find favor with the authors’ fans and serve as a great introduction to theses writers for new readers.” – Library Journal

Among the Fair Magnolias will sweep you into the past, carrying you into the beauty and batters of the Old South. You will love, laugh, and lament as your heart is inspired to face life with courage and live it more fully.” – Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times and CBA bestselling author

“Passions simmer, romance blossoms, and history comes alive. The settings are so real you can almost smell the sweet scent of magnolias on every page. This all adds up to a winning combination that was truly a delight to read.” – Margaret Brownley, bestselling author

“The era of America’s Civil War has long been fertile ground for memorable stories, and here are four you’ll love. I found myself enchanted by these stories of strong women challenged by hard choices–and the ultimate triumph of love and faith.” – Ann Tatlock, award-winning author

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