New Book Release Set in Controversial Civil War Period Deals with Abolition and Slavery

Romance Is Possible in "Magnolia Blossom" Amidst Politics and Racial Controversy
By: Joanne's Books
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PALM BAY, Fla. - July 12, 2020 - PRLog -- Melbourne, Florida-- "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature." –Benjamin Franklin

In Valdosta, Georgia, 1863, while America is ravaged by the chaos of the Civil War, young Magnolia Mae becomes a widow and inherits her parents' plantation. Surrounded by scheming neighbors, connivingly jealous southern belles, and unscrupulous slaveowners, Maggie Mae is a sparkling diamond in the mire of prejudice and hatred which she repays with love, kindness, and compassion. A staunch abolitionist, she treats her slaves with dignity and respect, ignoring the centuries-old tradition of oppression and bondage.

When a handsome young Yankee named Wesley appears, he tosses her into a tumultuous sea of passion, delight, anxiety, and unshakable defiance of the ways of the South. This riveting page-turner takes you to a land devastated by war. Find out what happens when a forbidden love challenges the evils of slavery and bigotry.

"The idea for this book came about a year earlier after watching a documentary on slaveowners," shared Joanne. "Though they were ruthless and cruel, many were not. I wanted to write a story that explored the topics of racism in history, with no idea that it would become a major current event during this pivotal time in America."

Magnolia Blossom is the ninth novel published by Joanne Fisher. She writes steamy romance set in historical periods and non-fiction travel books for Baby Boomers. She is the President of the Space Coast Writers' Guild ( and she is Canadian-Italian-American.  Magnolia Blossom is available on Amazon in both electronic and print formats, with autographed copies at The author is available for interviews and guest speaking.

Title: Magnolia Blossom
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: 978-1-7923-4003-1
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1792340036
ISBN-13: 978-1792340031
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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