The Magnolia Inn

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,322 ratings)

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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 Carolyn Brown (P)2019 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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sappy

should've been a sweet short story. making it into a novel, makes it too sappy.

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Adorable

This little got a little slow for me towards the middle, but it ended with a bang. It actually made me cry. A sweet story dealing with codependency and the loss of loved ones. A nice story to listen to on my long car ride.

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Best. Narrator. Ever!

This story is fantastic but Brittany brings it to life. These characters are amazing and so real. I feel as if I know each and every one of them. My heart hurt for them. I laughed with them. Sincerely recommend this one!

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Author never dissapoints

As usual, this was a fun read and as usual, the narrator was excellent. A fun and enjoyable listen.

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Absolutly Wonderful

Magnolia Inn is a wonderful love story. I could not stop listening and did not want it to end. The Epilog was perfect and left me not wondering what happened. It left you will a feeling of happiness and that you should always listen to your heart.

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The Magnolia Inn

This is a slow burn romance which was quite nice for a change. Jolene Broussard is offered to buy half of The Magnolia Inn from her Aunt Sugar and Uncle Jasper and Tucker Malone takes on the other half. The Inn is in desperate straits and needs a lot of TLC. So do Jolene and Tucker. They are both damaged souls who really are just looking for somewhere to live and work and regroup. While they are renovating the Inn, they are also rehabilitating themselves while slowly falling in love. Oh, and don't forget the crazy ladies in town, Flossie, Dotty, and Lucy, they are a hoot! This was a pleasure to read and I definitely recommend this one.

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Great book

Loved it. Drew me right in and couldn't wait to listen everyday! Can't wait to read another.

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Great Performance Sweet Story

I appreciated how the narrator didn't rush the story. Her use of well timed pauses allowed me to reallu process the emotion in the characters.
The story read like historical fiction although it was placed in the present.

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  • 05-25-19

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