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The Last Heiress
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Release Date: February 2015
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5052-7
Case Lot Quantity: 40

The Last Heiress

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Bestselling author Mary Ellis (A Widow’s Hope) presents The Last Heiress, a new romantic standalone that intertwines the lives of a British manufacturing heiress and an American merchant caught in the turbulent time of the War Between the States.

Amanda Dunn set sail from England for Wilmington, North Carolina, hoping to somehow restore shipments of cotton for her family’s textile mills, which have been severely disrupted by the American Civil War. But when she meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and quickly return to England changes.

Amanda’s family across the sea deems the hardworking merchant unsuitable for the lovey and accomplished heiress. And when Nate himself begins to draw away, Amanda has her own battle for a happy future on her hands.

As the War Between the States heats up, Nate’s brother, a Confederate officer, comes for a visit. Nate begins to think about joining up—not in support of slavery but to watch his brother’s back. Yet will this potentially life-changing decision put the union between him and Amanda she so wishes for in jeopardy?

Meet the author

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

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A Word from the Author

"Research for The Last Heiress took me to Wilmington, North Carolina, one of my favorite US cities and to merry olde England, where my British pal acted as my personal tour guide. I hope you enjoy my labor of love...and friendship."
Mary Ellis, author of The Last Heiress

Editorial Reviews

"...a pleasant tale..."
Publishers Weekly

"With its outer layer of romance to move the plot forward and its focus on historical substantive elements, this novel is highly recommended."
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"Ellis is a wonderful author who has brought the struggles of mill owners to life."
RT Book Reviews

"Mary Ellis has written a delightful romantic tale, set in an important historic period for our country. She has certainly done her research on this topic."

"I was captured right from the beginning and could not put this book down."

"I think you will be blown away by the beauty, culture, and love story found in The Last Heiress."

"...the characters were fantastic."

"I absolutely loved this novel!"

"A superbly written book, with a storyline that is compelling and the characters are completely believable."

"The story had a great flow to it that kept me reading well past time for bed each night."

"This novel is very intriguing."

"A very strong four stars."

"The characters are very likable, the history is fascinating and the storyline will keep you reading through the night."

"I started reading this book and finished in one sitting..."

"Not only has Mary written another terrific story, she has introduced even more about the Civil war era that I don't remember from history class!"

"I really enjoyed the characters of Amanda and Nate..."

"This story is interesting to read..."

"The plot and characters captivated me..."

"This is an excellent Christian Historical Romance..."

"...entertains you as you keep flipping pages as you try to find out what is going to happen next."

"Mary Ellis is a fantastic author."

"It was interesting to learn some more about [the Civil War]."

"Totally charming, perfectly romantic, and full of great values on top of it all."

"A cute and interesting story."


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10/05/15 Cheryl B.


“What a wonderful historical romance, set in the Civil War ear! It is so captivating. Mary Ellis has done it yet again, written another fabulous book!  I could picture the grand homes, gardens and the stores in the story. There were characters that I loved and one that I felt like slapping at times. A story that was so well written that the characters were practically brought to life in the telling of this story. If you love historical fiction be sure to get your copy of this book today! You won’t be disappointed with this book. Looking forward to the next book that comes out by Mary Ellis. 5 stars!”

05/27/15 Lois K.


“AWESOME!!!!! A MUST READ. Mary Ellis has a fantastic book with The Last Heiress. Once I started this book I could not put it down. Pick up this book, you will not be sorry.”

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"Mary Ellis at her best."
Pegg Thomas,

"Mary Ellis just keeps getting better and better, and she writes in one of my favorite eras, the Civil War. Another great read!
Laurie Kingery

"Once again, Mary Ellis writes a thought-provoking book that would be a great book club read."
Carrie C. Wolfgang

"Mary Ellis expertly weaves history into her compelling story without giving a history lesson or bogging down the plot with facts. Another superb, five-star historical romance.
Susan Simpson

"Once I started this book I could not put it down."
Lois Klobucher

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