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The Magnolia Inn

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,412 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Enjoyable story.

Good characters with well developed personalities. An encouraging story, despite life's hardships, happiness is attainable.

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Tucker & Jolene

A quaint little story of two hearts finding the way to one another after immeasurable heartache. The audio version brings the whole story to life the keeper me mesmerized until the end!

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Great listen!

Loved the narration! The story was a feel good story that just makes you smile!

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Sweet love story

I enjoyed listening to this one. I finished it in less than 3 days, which is difficult due to working full time and being a mom and farmer too. I just couldn't stop listening. The story explores losses, trials, triumphs, and love that conquers. It was a great listen. I wasn't a fan of one of the "voices" of the characters, it was the "Cajun dialect" that was annoying to me. This is the second book by Brown that I purchased and at first I wasn't a fan of using the same names from the previous book, I had a hard time separating the differences in the characters but due to the great imagery I was able to picture them in a new light as totally separate characters. I enjoyed this one and will adventure into more of Browns writings.

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Good read

This was sweet and refreshing with a big touch of real life struggles carefully weaved in. I loved the detail and will look for a follow up to this story.

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Good book

A little predictable, but really good detail and you could really understand the character's backgrounds which caused their reactions in their current life struggles.

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Nice love story with a weak plot

I like a good love story. But this one had a pretty soft plot without much of an arc. The narrator was great, well done.

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The Magnolia Inn

Enjoyed the book very much. I liked the characters, and the basically upbeat plot. Will read this author again.