Misty M. Beller,bestselling author of The Lady and theMountain Man.
"Going home, facinga past you'd rather forget, and pain that you'd wish would just go away.Magnolia Storms touches the heart of disaster and brings a soft touch of lovewhere there had only been angst."
Jennifer Rodewald,bestselling author of Reclaimed
"Magnolia Stormsexamines the impact of one's choices and the cost of holding a grudge whileoffering readers the hope of healing and redemption. Fans of inspirationalromance will thoroughly enjoy this delightful cast of characters and Southerncharm that has become the trademark of Ferguson's novels."
Heidi McCahan, author of Covering Home
From the Author
August 29, 2005.
Hurricane Katrina was a horrifying day thatdivided the lives of most Mississippians. The destruction and loss was staggering.
Though my home is three hours inland, Katrina'sstorm winds still howled and moaned for hours, uprooting trees in every yard inmy neighborhood, many of them crashing on rooftops. We had no power or phoneservice for a week, which was nothing compared to what happened south of us. Ihad dear friends from the Coast, and for weeks on weeks, I had no idea whetherthey were safe, due to the damage to communications infrastructure. The stormhit in August and caused the Gulf to surge up to twenty-seven feet in places.
Six months later, I traveled with a rebuildingteam to hang sheetrock. The surreal mutilation of the landscape I witnessed,even months afterward, is forever branded onto my mind. No street signs, nolandmarks, food still being served by members of churches under tents, becausethere was nowhere else to get it. I've done my best to honor the people wholost so much in this disaster.
This book is dedicated to my friends and all theMississippians who went through the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina.