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The Cheap Kindle Daily read is The Women Of Magnolia by Marlene Mitchell

The genre is Historical Fiction with a 4.5 star rating at only $2.99!

“This is one of my favorite books of 2011. I love a book that begins with a family and moves throughout generations of the women. This book takes place back in the 1800’s, the days of slavery, and the civil war destruction of the plantations. I loved the characters. I especially liked Hallie, and was very eager to see how the different “books” within the book would come together. I highly recommend this book, and I have already downloaded another book of Marlene Mitchell’s. She is a very good author. I look forward to reading more of her books, and I hope she will continue to write books that take place in this era of time.” -Judy Reads (Amazon Review)


In the mid-eighteen-hundreds, Mississippi was one of the richest states in the union. The wealthy plantations owners enjoyed an opulent life during this golden age of prosperity. The Vine family owned one of these vast plantations. Hundreds of acres of lush cotton plants covered their property and was home to over three hundred slaves. When Evan Vine’s father dies suddenly, he is summoned home from France to manage Vine Manor: a task that he does not relish. It is only when he meets Mary Elizabeth Cates that his life changes forever. She returns his love and accepts his proposal of marriage. As a wedding gift, he presents her with a magnificent summer home called Magnolia. Mary Elizabeth begins the legacy of women who inhabit Magnolia. In this novel written in a unique style, you will meet and explore the lives of Mary Elizabeth Vine, her daughter; Hallie Vine Simmons, and granddaughters; Mary and Lydia. You will meet the prostitutes who come to Magnolia to seek refuge and the black slave women who have endured the wrath of their masters. Their compelling story will endear itself to you in the detailed profile of the women. Witness the early years when life is good, only to change at a moment’s notice by an outbreak of cholera or a slave uprising. There are the middle years when the civil war tears apart the south leaving tragedy and desolation in its path. Finally… the restoration when everyone attempts to find a new life… a new life at Magnolia.


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About The Author


Marlene is originally from St. Louis, but now calls Louisville home. A wife, mother and grandmother, Marlene started writing later in her life so she explains her novels by saying, “I changed genres a lot. I am old. I have to write fast and explore as many subjects as possible. My books cover a gamut of subjects including a family saga; it’s sequel, a dark comedy, a historical novel, a thriller growing up in Appalachia and a serial killer. Writing is my passion. I love everything about the written word and never tire of creating new ideas and characters.  You can visit her sit at http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/marleneky/