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Publisher's Summary

A #1 Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.

New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown brings together two wounded hearts in a Texas romance of second chances and twice-in-a-lifetime true love.

Inheriting the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines, is a fantasy come true for Jolene Broussard. After living with the guilt of failing to rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncle’s B&B is the perfect jump start for a new life and a comforting place to call home. There’s just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. He’s got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and he’s planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream.

Ever since his wife’s death, Tucker’s own guilt and demons have left him as guarded as Jolene. The last thing he expects is for his new partner to stir something inside him he thought was gone forever. And as wary as Jolene is, she may have found a kindred spirit - someone she can help, and someone she can hold on to.

Restoring the Magnolia Inn is the first step toward restoring their hearts. Will they be able to let go of the past and trust each other to do it together?

©2019 by Carolyn Brown. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Brown tugs hard at the heartstrings with an emotional contemporary about a grieving widower and a vulnerable bartender…The author does a first-rate job of depicting the devastating stages of grief, provides a simple but appealing plot with a sympathetic hero and heroine and a cast of lovable supporting characters, and wraps it all up with a happily ever after to cheer for.” (Publishers Weekly)

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The Magnolia Inn

As always Carolyn Brown, The Magnolia Inn was beautifully written. The girls made me laugh and reminded me a lot of kin especially with the accents!

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HEARTWARMING STORY

I love Carolyn Brown and this book is no exception.

A full cast of characters that make this story more than the coming together of the protagonists.

Two people that have had their share of grief come together to begin anew.

They are supposed to be only business partners, but some helpful souls try to steer them together. And they do!

There are hurdles to overcome, and old wounds that need to heal, but the journey was worth it.

This story is beautifully written, and I highly recommend it.

❤️❤️❤️5 HEARTFELT STARS❤️❤️❤️

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Ridiculous, Predictable, and Boring

My title sums it up. It’s hard to expound on it. Not worth anyone’s time. Worst audio book I’ve listened to in decades.

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Cheesy

I’m all for a cheesy love story every now and then but this was was too much

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Hokey and predictable ...

This is after all, a romance novel so I wasn’t expecting Grapes of Wrath ... I was expecting something fresh with a twist but it’s not happening with this book.

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i didn't 'get it'

am i being a stick in the mud? this book was about a young lady who grew up in an alcoholic home...got involved with a troubled alcoholic....and her 'aunts' were pushing the relationship. i'm sorry, i found the whole plot very distressing.

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The Magnolia Inn was not my cup of tea

I love Carolyn Browns books, I’ve pretty much read & listened to most of her books too..but this one was so cheesy & completely predictable! In a nutshell it’s girl meets boy, boy lost the love of his life and can’t get past it..there’s an Inn hence ‘The Magnolia Inn’ that was handed down. Girl asks boy if he’ll put up money to be partners ( now that part was strange, let’s meet a guy and see if he’ll be your business partner but just met him?)

Boy becomes business partner with B&B, but can’t give up on thinking he’ll lose his dead wife’s memory, this goes on forever. Then we have a whole bunch of older women who are ALWAYS putting their 2 cents in..and since we’re in Texas, I guess they can.

To make a long story short..one more time..sappy, predictable happily ever after “are you kidding me?!” 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Predictably but lovely

Great listen and journey into lives of characters. A getaway for sure. Sometimes you need a good story to slow the mind.

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Tender and tedious

A bit too tedious story line. I got weary of hearing about their difficulties in healing and closure. It was a predictable but satisfying conclusion. Too much emphasis on alcohol and sex.

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cute story but zero heat

The performance was top notch. I enjoyed the interaction between the colorful characters. With that being said, I was totally let down by the lack of heat between the H and h. If you expect anything more than kissing with your romance novels, you'll be sorely disappointed.

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Wow

I loved this book. I haven’t read a novel for around 20 + years.
I’m more of non fiction fan.
Looking forward to the next novel

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