Ella Wood

Ella Wood

Book 3
Michelle Isenhoff
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Will Emily find the courage to make one final bid for love and freedom?


When the Union navy fires on Charleston, Emily must flee to Ella Wood—and to a father who has never forgiven her for attending the Maryland Institute against his will. There, she grapples with Jack's secret plans for the plantation and his final admonition that she carry them to fruition. But as a woman under the authority of her father, evoking even the slightest change may prove too much to hope for. In the meantime, old jealousies place Emily's life in danger, and her desperate hope for Jovie's return begins to fade. As the war rumbles to its conclusion, she must draw upon every ounce of courage in one final bid for love and freedom.


Don't miss this poignant conclusion to this highly acclaimed Southern romance series. With its high stakes, sweet romance, and happily ever after, discover why readers have called Ebb Tide "the best of the three." 


Titles in series: Ella Wood, Blood Moon, Ebb Tide


Accompanying novellas: Lizzie, Jack, Jovie

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About the author

MICHELLE ISENHOFF's work has been reader-nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award. She's also placed as a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review Book Awards, a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and earned multiple Readers' Favorite 5 Star seals of approval. A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, Michelle has written extensively in the children's genre and been lauded by the education community for the literary quality of her work. These days, she writes full time in the adult historical fiction and speculative fiction genres. 

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Publisher
Michelle Isenhoff
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Published on
May 15, 2019
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Pages
383
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / African American / Historical
Fiction / African American / Women
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / Romance / African American
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Historical / American
Fiction / Romance / Military
Fiction / Southern
Fiction / Women
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Lizzie, Jack, Jovie...you've come to love them in the Ella Wood trilogy. Now get to know these important characters better. This series of novellas will fill in some gaps in Ella Wood's main storyline. Experience Lizzie and Ketch's escape north. Follow Jack and Jeremiah into the Confederate army camp. And find out exactly what happened to Jovie after Gettysburg.


Each Ella Wood novella is approximately 85-95 pages and can be read as a stand-alone, but starting with the main trilogy is recommended. To avoid spoilers, read in the following order:


Book 1: Lizzie. To be read anytime after the first book of the Ella Wood trilogy, Ella Wood.

Book 2: Jack. To be read anytime after the second book of the Ella Wood trilogy, Blood Moon.

Book 3: Jovie. To be read after the third book of the Ella Wood trilogy, Ebb Tide.


LIZZIE:

Lizzie has made it aboard a ship without anyone guessing her deception, but many miles still lie between South Carolina and freedom in Canada. With two small children to hide, she and Ketch will no longer have their former master's daughter, Emily, nearby to protect them. They'll need to rely on their wits, their strength, and each other.


Though Lizzie loves Ketch and longs to merge their two small families, she's still haunted by that violent night at Ella Wood nearly a year before that resulted in the birth of her son. Will she be able to put that nightmare behind her? Will the north hold the peace, safety, and love she so desperately desires?


But before the steamer even leaves Charleston harbor, the water grows red with danger...


JACK:

For the better part of a decade, Jack has lived a double life. To all appearances, he's the spoiled heir to one of Charleston's wealthiest plantations. But his life would be forfeit and his family in jeopardy if anyone knew what he'd really been up to. He'd be shunned from polite society if anyone guessed his plans for Ella Wood. So he maintains his lonely façade, with no realistic hopes of marriage and only slaves to confide in.


When war comes to Charleston, Jack enlists in the South Carolina infantry. But military service brings him into contact with a beautiful and unlikely confidante. Will his dreams for Ella Wood outlast the war? Will his new love?


JOVIE:

After taking a bullet at Gettysburg, a clever maneuver lands Jovie in a Northern hospital instead of a POW camp. Staying alive means remaining unidentified. But when a devastating amputation claims his leg, Jovie loses the will to live. His best friend died at Antietam a year ago, and the woman he's loved since childhood has made it clear that she doesn't return his affection. Why not just blurt out his secret and let it claim his life?


A chance encounter with a beautiful spy offers him new purpose, and the rush of their subterfuge distracts him from despair. But adrenaline is a poor substitute for hope. Despite her refusal, Jovie just can't forget the woman he still loves. Will he find the courage to renew his pursuit despite his disfigurement? Will a last long chance be enough to bring him home?


In this game of chance, will he even live long enough for it to matter?

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