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Friday, July 21, 2023

My Thoughts - Managing Millie Author: Susan Pope Sloan

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.


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About the Author

Born into a family of storytellers, Susan Pope Sloanpublished 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.

My Thoughts 

Managing Millie is written by Susan Pope Sloan. This is the third book in the Rescued Hearts series. Well, this can’t be read as a standalone, you will definitely want to read the entire series. I have enjoyed it so far.

The author does such a great job with historic detail in her stories. She writes stories that have very intriguing and different story lines. We forget, sometimes, that, even if you were not involved in either the armies that you were still affected by the Civil War. 

The story focuses on Millie. She was part of the group of mostly southern women that were taken by union soldiers as prisoners. She has loved Troy for years however, he has been trying to avoid the war. When he and Millie meet again He is very surprised to see her surrounded by union soldiers. He has been taken for prisoner for the suspect that he is a rebel spy. 

One of the things that I really loved about the story is they had to trust God to be in charge of their circumstances. Being a prisoner of war was not easy during this time. Faith was very important.

The story is well written, and has great character development. I have really enjoyed this series thus far. Thank you to the author, publisher, and Celebrate Lit  for allowing me to read a copy of this book, all thoughts  of my own.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 17

Texas Book-aholic, July 18

Life on Chickadee Lane, July 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 19

Lighthouse Academy Blog, July 20 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Connie’s History Classroom, July 21

The Book Club Network, July 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 23

Christina’s Corner, July 23

Blossoms and Blessings, July 24

Cover Lover Book Review, July 25

annette_reads_daily, July 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 27

For Him and My Family, July 28

Holly’s Book Corner, July 29

Splashes of Joy, July 29

Pause for Tales, July 30


To celebrate her tour, Susan is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds really good, good luck with your tour.

  2. I always enjoy a book, such as Managing Millie, that gives historical details that bring the time period to life for me.