About the Book
Book: Managing Millie
Author: Susan Pope Sloan
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2023
In a time of war, love has to fight for a happily-ever-after.
Millie Gibson has loved Troy McNeil for years. So when he suddenly confesses his attraction to her, she’s ecstatic, even if their time together is limited as Troy must stay on the move to avoid the Confederate army. When Troy rescues her from an attacker, Millie begs him to replace the awful memory with one of love. But will that love last when he learns their time together produced lasting consequences?
Dodging the Rebel army has kept Troy apart from Millie for months, but he can’t forget their last hours together. The last thing he expects upon his return is to find her surrounded by Union soldiers, and now he’s been apprehended as a possible spy and sent to a Union prison. With his fate in the hands of others, only God can orchestrate hope from the chaos of war.
Managing Millie is the
conclusion to Rescued Hearts of the Civil War. Even though I did not read the
first two this book can be read as a standalone.
The author focused the story
on the women working at a mill in Georgia as well as some of the southern men
who were opposed to the war. Millie might have been hard to manage but she knew
what she wanted even seducing to get it. I was disappointed in the repeated sin
found in the female characters of this series and the lack of a strong faith
message for Christian historical fiction. I would of stopped reading this book
if I had not been part of the book tour.
I received an advance copy of
this book from Celebrate Lit and the publisher. I have shared my own opinion.
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About the Author
Born into a family of storytellers, Susan Pope Sloan published her first articles in high school and continued writing sporadically for decades. Retirement provided the time to focus on writing and indulge her avid interest in history. Her Civil War series begins (and ultimately ends) in her home state of Georgia with references to lesser-known events of that period. She and husband Ricky live near Columbus where she participates in Word Weavers, ACFW, and Toastmasters.
More from Susan
Millie and Troy captured my heart while writing *Rescuing Rose*, and I knew their story had to be told. It was inspired by people close to me—but generations apart–who had a similar experience. *Managing Millie* is loosely based on those.
The challenging part for me was remembering that these characters are very young (16 and 19) and thus plagued by a wide range of volatile emotions and hormones. The decisions they make seem to defy logic at times. Like many young women, Millie tries to grasp control of her life amid difficult situations. Troy is more easy-going, merely trying to stay one step ahead of the Confederate Army until he ends up in a Union prison. Suddenly forced to face his responsibilities, he learns to “man-up” and take charge. His
greatest task, of course, is learning to “manage” Millie without destroying their love for each other.
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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 27
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