The Magnolia Inn

The Magnolia Inn

Carolyn Brown / Feb 18, 2020

The Magnolia Inn 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

  • Title: The Magnolia Inn
  • Author: Carolyn Brown
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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

    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 BB 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

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    Lists with This Book Best Romance 2019 118 books 121 voters 2019 Contemporary Releases 152 books 80 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 22, 2018 Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown is a slow burning contemporary romance The story brings two flawed characters together for their shot at a happily ever after over the course of several months time.Jolene Broussard found out that her aunt Sugar was going to give her half of her bed and breakfast, the Magnolia Inn As excited as Jolene wanted to be she knew she was dead broke and that the inn was going to take a lot of work to get into shape and her cousin Ruben who now owns the other half was The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown is a slow burning contemporary romance The story brings two flawed characters together for their shot at a happily ever after over the course of several months time.Jolene Broussard found out that her aunt Sugar was going to give her half of her bed and breakfast, the Magnolia Inn As excited as Jolene wanted to be she knew she was dead broke and that the inn was going to take a lot of work to get into shape and her cousin Ruben who now owns the other half was the last person she waned to go into business with.Tucker Malone used to be in law enforcement before his wife died in a tragic accident, now Tucker is basically a hermit in his trailer and a weekend drunk mourning his wife When Tucker hears the inn is for sale he decides to invest the insurance money putting use to his carpentry skills While Tucker is much better to partner with than Ruben, Jolene and Tucker find themselves navigating their new partnership slowly but surely.For a change we have a romance novel that didn t push the romance or the characters into bed within the first few pages The couple in this story each had their own issues to deal with and that was done slowly while remodeling the inn I will say what I also enjoyed the most in here was the side characters, Flossie, Dotty and Lucy, the trio of elderly ladies had been friends with Jolene s aunt for years and were like extended family and always good for a chuckle which definitely helped make this one a cute story overall.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For reviews please visit flag 34 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 18, 2019 Dani C Paulettes Papers rated it liked it 80% of the book Tucker is still talking to his dead wife and just cannot seem to get over her Sorry but this is the least romantic book I have read in a long time If the writing hadn t been so good I wouldn t have finished reading it The best part of the book the cover flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley Review to follow flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Avonna rated it really liked it Shelves gifted from publisher, net galley Check out all of my reviews at MAGNOLIA INN by Carolyn Brown is her new contemporary second chance romance It is a sweet romance, which I call a cozy romance because it is written about adults not YA , any sex is behind closed doors, some religion may be included and the focus is on the H h s emotional growth or healing These books also include a strong family, friends and or community support system.Jolene Broussard grew up with a drug and alcohol addict Check out all of my reviews at MAGNOLIA INN by Carolyn Brown is her new contemporary second chance romance It is a sweet romance, which I call a cozy romance because it is written about adults not YA , any sex is behind closed doors, some religion may be included and the focus is on the H h s emotional growth or healing These books also include a strong family, friends and or community support system.Jolene Broussard grew up with a drug and alcohol addicted mother She could not get her mother to change or get help for herself, so she left when she could She is carrying a lot of guilt though because her mother committed suicide after she left The happy times she had growing up were with her mother s older half sister and her husband at The Magnolia Inn BB during summer break from school.Sugar and her husband are ready to retire and travel across country, so they leave half of the BB to Jolene and half to her cousin Rueben Sugar has big plans, but no money Rueben hates his memories of the BB and decides to sell Tucker Malone lost his wife of 5 years in a tragic traffic accident He hits the bottle hard After losing his job as a police officer, he vows to only get drunk on the weekends and starts to build a name for himself as a carpenter Tucker is informed about the sale of Rueben s half of the Magnolia Inn and decides to buy in and partner with Jolene.The partnership is rocky at first, but soon each begins to understand that they each have deep emotional issues to deal with and dealing with them together as they remodel the inn seems to work better than dealing with them alone I enjoyed this cozy romance Jolene is so strong and had to survive so much Tucker is rebuilding his life, but he is stuck emotionally until he meets Jolene I enjoyed how the changes in their lives and the remodel of The Magnolia Inn seemed to intertwine The secondary characters are almost show stealers in this story Sugar, Flossie, Dotty and Lucy are good for a laugh, but also share their wisdom with Jolene This is an emotional growth story with a very slow build up to romance Sex is behind closed doors and only in the last portion of the story An enjoyable read flag 7 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 26, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, 2019 01 january, contemporary romance, netgalley review The Magnolia Inn is the newest book by one of my new favorite authors, Carolyn Brown It tells the story of Jolene and Tucker Jolene spent her summers with her aunt and uncle at The Magnolia Inn, a BB owned and operated by them She loved her summers there and at the beginning of the novel she finds out that she has inherited half of the Inn Her cousin, through her uncle no blood relation has inherited the other half of the Inn Her aunt and uncle decided it was time for them to retire The Magnolia Inn is the newest book by one of my new favorite authors, Carolyn Brown It tells the story of Jolene and Tucker Jolene spent her summers with her aunt and uncle at The Magnolia Inn, a BB owned and operated by them She loved her summers there and at the beginning of the novel she finds out that she has inherited half of the Inn Her cousin, through her uncle no blood relation has inherited the other half of the Inn Her aunt and uncle decided it was time for them to retire and travel the USA by RV Jolene is thrilled, her cousin who is a major jerk , is less than excited and no sooner than the papers are signed, he has sold off his share of the Inn to a man by the name of Tucker Tucker s wife passed away a few years earlier in a car accident and Tucker is having a very hard time getting over his wife s death and he still speaks to her in his mind Tucker lives in a trailer and after deciding to purchase the Inn, he quickly moves in The story then progresses as Jolene and Tucker begin to fix up the inn.This is a very slow burn romance A good portion of the book is spent with Tucker still mourning his deceased wife while dealing with his growing feelings for Jolene There is some adult content in the book, but all those scenes happen behind closed doors so I would consider this to be a clean romance.While I adored both Jolene and Tucker, the best characters had to be Jolene s Aunt Sugar s friends Flossie, Dotty and Lucy They are such a hoot and their scenes are some of the best in the book I compare this a bit to books by Fannie Flagg, in the scenes of how wonderfully southern it is I received a digital review copy of this book from Montlake Romance via NetGalley.Rating 4 StarsSensuality Level Sweet flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Xerxia rated it it was ok 2.5 Let me be frank this book is really boring I m told a lot of what I disliked about it is cultural, that I m simply not the intended audience for this story But that doesn t change the fact that there is nothing compelling here I felt about as much for these characters as I do for egg salad flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 26, 2019 Sophia rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 audio challenge, 2019 books n tunes challenge, 2019 literary pickers challenge, 2019 new release challenge, audio books, borrowed loaned, general fiction, contemporary romance, review requests Two broke, grieving people share an ownership in an old Victorian inn Between the magic of the inn and the friendship that grows between them, they might both find a chance at forgiveness, healing, and love A bit of country charm, a group of sassy friends, and a sweet, simple story are what draws me back time and again to this author s books and an engaging, familiar narrator.The Magnolia Inn, a crossover between women s fiction and contemporary romance is a standalone story It deals with suc Two broke, grieving people share an ownership in an old Victorian inn Between the magic of the inn and the friendship that grows between them, they might both find a chance at forgiveness, healing, and love A bit of country charm, a group of sassy friends, and a sweet, simple story are what draws me back time and again to this author s books and an engaging, familiar narrator.The Magnolia Inn, a crossover between women s fiction and contemporary romance is a standalone story It deals with such sad elements of death, grieving, substance abuse, family, friendships, and letting go of the past and guilt.Whenever I see a pair, who are disgruntled and barely acquaintances, but have that special spark, forced to work together in a gently paced, slow burn friends to lovers, I know I m going to have a good time Jolene Broussard inherits half of the old Magnolia Inn from her aunt and uncle and ends up gaining a business partner when her cousin sells his share to Tucker Malone Tucker might be the best handy man in the area and a partner who sees the potential in the Magnolia like she does, but he gets drunk at least once a week and isn t over his wife s death Jolene has had enough of supporting and enabling drunks from her mother to her ex boyfriend and she sure isn t willing to coddle another one.But, with the support of her aunt s three old friends and her own daily experience seeing that Tucker is not her mom or her ex though he surely does fight his own demons, she realizes that Tucker isn t the only one who needs to get over some pain, guilt and anger.Slowly, but surely the old inn is refurbished and the pair find they are friends and they both start to look toward the future If only they can let go of the past.Unlike her straight up cowboy romances, this one focuses on the process of letting go, friendships, and then romance There is lots of time with the three older ladies who are a sassy trio, renovation work that helps Jolene and Tucker form a friendship which lets them talk over what is on their hearts, and even resolving unfinished business with the ghosts of their past through mental conversations with those dead and gone Things ease along rather than run straight to the romance.I enjoyed the story I got The work, the people, the friendships, and the everyday feel It was hard seeing how much pain and waste the alcohol caused, but I was glad to see that it wasn t quickly swept under the rug or treated lightly Jolene was the child of an alcoholic and Tucker lost his job because of it and uses it to self medicate away his grief and loss My heart broke for them and I was cheering them on to get through it.Brittany Pressley is a great match for group who were mostly Texan with one of the older ladies, Dotty having some Cajun She paced well with the story and had a good grasp of the tone needed through each change of emotion and situation Her work enhanced the story and I enjoy that she does several of Brown s books.All in all, this was a comfy, heartwarming story with a satisfying romantic ending Those who enjoy women s fic crossed with contemporary romance set in a small town should try this one.My thanks to Brilliance Audio for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Kathleen rated it it was amazing This book started slow for me but it built up to a wonderful story of family, friendship and love Jolene Broussard has been left half of The Magnolia Inn from her Aunt Sugar and the other half belongs to the nephew of her Aunt s husband He does not want any part of the Inn and sells his have to Tucker Malone, who is a widower that cannot get past loosing his wife Both of these people have had tragic pasts which they cannot move forward to a new life While they renovate the Inn, they begin to This book started slow for me but it built up to a wonderful story of family, friendship and love Jolene Broussard has been left half of The Magnolia Inn from her Aunt Sugar and the other half belongs to the nephew of her Aunt s husband He does not want any part of the Inn and sells his have to Tucker Malone, who is a widower that cannot get past loosing his wife Both of these people have had tragic pasts which they cannot move forward to a new life While they renovate the Inn, they begin to put the past behind them and with the help of Aunt Sugar s three friends, who have been together since they were little girls, and phone calls with Aunt Sugar, they know the future is something that they both want and are building it together Carolyn Brown knows how to write a good women s fiction with wonderful characters and the bonds of friendship that cannot be broken over time or place She adds in romance and HEA for us to sigh over and gives us many LOL moments with her feisty, lovable, and quirky southern woman of a certain age She makes you want to pull up a chair at the table and join in the fun I always want they story to on and on so I can catch up with what her characters are doing I await the next great story from one of my fav Women s Fiction writers flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 04, 2018 Jultri rated it liked it Shelves contemporary, widower, tortured hero A quick read but not memorable Less of a romance as the focus was on the hero overcoming his grief following the death of his wife 3 years early There really was very little physical and romantic awareness between the main characters for most of the book, and what was there was stated by the author rather than shown This was an ARC provided by NetGalley flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Peggy Jaeger rated it really liked it When she inherits half an inn badly in need or repair Jolene Broussard is equal parts thrilled and daunted When she discovers that her original partner, the loathsome Ruben , has sold his half to someone else, Jolene s day brighten somewhat But what if the new half owner is as bad as her cousin by marriage would have been Jolene s got a lot of baggage in the love department and she s not exactly the most trusting of souls.Tucker Malone is a widower still in love with his wife and who is batt When she inherits half an inn badly in need or repair Jolene Broussard is equal parts thrilled and daunted When she discovers that her original partner, the loathsome Ruben , has sold his half to someone else, Jolene s day brighten somewhat But what if the new half owner is as bad as her cousin by marriage would have been Jolene s got a lot of baggage in the love department and she s not exactly the most trusting of souls.Tucker Malone is a widower still in love with his wife and who is battling a drinking problem Buying the inn on a whim seemed like a good idea at first But when he meets the fiesty Jolene, he begins to second guess his purchase Why does his partner have to be so darn cute Restoring the inn together is a balm for the both of them.In her sweet way, Carolyn Brown gives her readers another darling romance and teaches us all about the gift of forgiveness.I loved this book And although, like all her books the dialogue sometimes seems a little anachronistic, the story is sound and the power of redemption for her characters, strong Thanks, Netgalley and MOntlake for a sneak peak for an honest opinion flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Judy Churchill rated it it was ok There s not much to this book She s written better things flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Jypsy rated it really liked it review of another edition The Magnolia Inn is a sweet story of healing and friendship It s the perfect type of fiction for women everywhere It s got a warm inviting feel and relatable characters Give this one a try flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing A beautiful Contemporary romance This is the first time that I read a book rewriter by this new to me author Carolyn Brown I strongly recommend it if you like romantic story A beautiful story of two broken hearts who try a second time to trust and love someone The Magnolia Inn tells the story of Jolene and Tucker Both had lived some dramatic events in their past and have trouble to trust and try again at loving someone She inherits half of the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the A beautiful Contemporary romance This is the first time that I read a book rewriter by this new to me author Carolyn Brown I strongly recommend it if you like romantic story A beautiful story of two broken hearts who try a second time to trust and love someone The Magnolia Inn tells the story of Jolene and Tucker Both had lived some dramatic events in their past and have trouble to trust and try again at loving someone She inherits half of the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines The other half is for Reuben, a mean man who decided to sell his part Then Tucker enters her life by buying Reuben s half Can Jolene and Tucker trust each other and fall in love, by forgetting their pasts I liked her three older friends Flossie, Dotty and Lucy I received a complimentary copy of this book from Ms Brown s publisher through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 17, 2018 Donna Hines rated it it was ok Shelves arc, netgalley Dream home or Nightmare A quaint Victorian home seems like a dream to Jolene and the start to a new life for her after some toxicity in her life with her mother.Tucker the carpenter at her aunt s BB is not quite the happy camper.He s acquired part of her dream and won t let go of it.Tucker is bitter after his wife s passing and seems to take it out on the first person he encounters in his inner circle.Restoring the inn and rebuilding Tucker s heart may be two jobs she takes on blindly.I sim Dream home or Nightmare A quaint Victorian home seems like a dream to Jolene and the start to a new life for her after some toxicity in her life with her mother.Tucker the carpenter at her aunt s BB is not quite the happy camper.He s acquired part of her dream and won t let go of it.Tucker is bitter after his wife s passing and seems to take it out on the first person he encounters in his inner circle.Restoring the inn and rebuilding Tucker s heart may be two jobs she takes on blindly.I simply couldn t get into this but perhaps you ll feel differently.Thank you to Carolyn, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Susan rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 books read, romance Good slow building romance between two hurting people who can t seem to let go of their painful pasts Jolene was raised by a mother who was an alcoholic and a drug addict, making Jolene the adult in the family After Jolene grew up and moved out, her mom died of an overdose, leaving Jolene feeling guilty for deserting her Then Jolene s boyfriend also turned out to be an alcoholic who cleaned out her bank accounts She needed a chance for a fresh start.Jolene s Aunt Sugar has given her a half Good slow building romance between two hurting people who can t seem to let go of their painful pasts Jolene was raised by a mother who was an alcoholic and a drug addict, making Jolene the adult in the family After Jolene grew up and moved out, her mom died of an overdose, leaving Jolene feeling guilty for deserting her Then Jolene s boyfriend also turned out to be an alcoholic who cleaned out her bank accounts She needed a chance for a fresh start.Jolene s Aunt Sugar has given her a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, the bed and breakfast that Sugar and her husband run together He has given his half to his nephew Reuben, who Jolene detests with good reason Reuben has no interest in doing anything with his half and immediately sells it to Tucker Jolene has some great ideas for the inn, but no capital to carry them out.Tucker is the local handyman He used to be a cop until his wife died in a car accident Unable to handle his grief, Tucker turned to alcohol and eventually lost his job Now he works as a handyman during the week and drinks his way through the weekends to dull the pain of her loss When he heard about the inn, he thought it would be a good opportunity for him He has the cash to invest and the skills to do the renovations.Jolene wasn t too sure about having Tucker as a partner She was all too familiar with living with a drunk, and she didn t want to do it again I liked the way that she and Tucker sat down and laid out their expectations so that there would be no misunderstandings I enjoyed the development of their relationship They started as partners, working together to renovate the inn I loved the easy exchange of ideas, and their willingness to compromise when necessary As they worked together, their partnership became friendship There were some terrific scenes of their lighthearted moments, as well as some emotional scenes as they shared the painful parts of their pasts All that time together also gave a simmering attraction time to grow But both were wary of risking their hearts again Jolene feared getting involved with another alcoholic and did her best to keep Tucker at arm s length But she also has a good influence on him after he heard her story Tucker was buried in guilt over his wife s death, which made getting past it that much harder He also fought his growing feelings for Jolene because they made him feel disloyal to his wife It was very interesting to see the mental conversations he had with Melanie as she tried to get him to let her go There were some heartbreaking moments as Tucker worked his way through that grief The slow buildup of the feelings between Jolene and Tucker was believable and right for them I loved seeing them realize that their pasts don t have to define their futures and that they can build that future together.The secondary characters are a huge part of the story First, there are Aunt Sugar and Uncle Jasper, who were ready to retire and live their dream of traveling It was fun to follow their travels and see the effects it had on them I loved Sugar s phone calls back to Jolene and the girls Her ability to sense when Jolene needed her was great, and I enjoyed the kernels of wisdom she dropped along the way I wasn t at all surprised by her feelings as the trip went on The surprise she had for everyone at the end was terrific Her three friends, Dottie, Flossie, and Lucy, were a riot Each of them was very different, but their friendship was bone deep It was fun to see them rag on Lucy about her actions after romantic breakups I loved how they supported Jolene with the inn and kept a wary eye on Tucker until they were sure he was okay to be around her Their Sunday lunches were a hoot and added a bit of lightness when emotions got a little heavy flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Sarah rated it liked it I was given a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.With themes of loss and grief and a focus on strong relationships between quirky southern women, this story kept reminding me of Steel Magnolias I enjoyed the intergenerational relationships and I liked Jolene for her determination as she builds a new life for herself I didn t love this story as much as I expected to In an age of a million property porn instagram accounts, restoration blogs and Pinterest boards, this sto I was given a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.With themes of loss and grief and a focus on strong relationships between quirky southern women, this story kept reminding me of Steel Magnolias I enjoyed the intergenerational relationships and I liked Jolene for her determination as she builds a new life for herself I didn t love this story as much as I expected to In an age of a million property porn instagram accounts, restoration blogs and Pinterest boards, this story feels 1982 Laura Ashley than 2019 Emily Henderson Too much of this story feels oddly dated and I struggled to believe in Jolene and Tucker as young Millenials There really isn t much romance in this book Tucker is still grieving at the start of this story and Jolene is constantly judging him and assuming the worst of him She can t see Tucker for most of the book because she just sees her mother in him Jolene is unnecessarily cold and mean to Tucker right until they get together The story is stronger when it focuses on Jolene and Tucker dealing with their pasts It is also strong when it focuses on Jolene s relationships with her aunt s group of friends But this really doesn t feel like a romance There is also no heat in this book It feels like a book that could be borrowed from a church library and I m guessing that I m 30 years younger than the author s typical reader I m sure this book will appeal to a conservative audience of older American women I am aware that my reaction to this book is partly a cultural thing I m a liberal atheist Brit Jack Whitehall does a great standup routine where he examines the differences between American and British attitudes towards alcohol I m too British to even start to understand how the characters in this book are quickly judged and labeled either teetotal or alcoholic Add in the slightly crazed religious stuff, the cute non swearing and the prudish giggles about a married couple sharing a bath and I feel like there s a cultural chasm between the worlds Jolene and I inhabit We might speak the same language but I struggle to relate to much of anything else in her world flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019, 2019 alphabet challenge author, 2019 alphabet challenge title, books to review A romance set in Texas, how much better could it get And to top it off, it is set in Jefferson Texas, not far from where I went to high school And in fact, my husband and I visited this town last summer and was charmed by the small town, its residents, and the landscape.While the story is somewhat predictable knowing that Jolene and Tucker would end up together, what adds flavor to the story is Sugar, Dotty, Flossy, and Lucy These women take Jolene under their wing and only want to see A romance set in Texas, how much better could it get And to top it off, it is set in Jefferson Texas, not far from where I went to high school And in fact, my husband and I visited this town last summer and was charmed by the small town, its residents, and the landscape.While the story is somewhat predictable knowing that Jolene and Tucker would end up together, what adds flavor to the story is Sugar, Dotty, Flossy, and Lucy These women take Jolene under their wing and only want to see her happy But they are old enough to do what they want and not care what anyone thinks I got quite a chuckle out of their antics and matchmaking ways.Jolene and Tucker have their own set of issues to deal with but it somehow works for them as they learn to trust each other a little and realize that perhaps what they need is looking them right in the face I thought it was interested that Tucker s deceased wife would speak to him in his thoughts She was a wise woman There were multiple times that the story was very touching and I felt a bit misty as if I was right in the center of the situation.This was a fun read and if you are looking for a book set in a small Texas town, in a BB, and with some sassy characters, then check this book out flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 14, 2018 Shalini Book Rambler rated it liked it review of another edition Although I like a good romance book, this one didn t make me fall in love with it In the first few chapters, I didn t like Tucker I was so frustrated with the storyline that I kept screaming at the bookerr my e reader Ignoring that, I found the setting of the story beautiful I loved the way Tucker and Jolene finally got together Overall, it is a good romance book, and I think that many romance readers will love it Magnolia Brown is my first Carolyn Brown read, and I was impressed by h Although I like a good romance book, this one didn t make me fall in love with it In the first few chapters, I didn t like Tucker I was so frustrated with the storyline that I kept screaming at the bookerr my e reader Ignoring that, I found the setting of the story beautiful I loved the way Tucker and Jolene finally got together Overall, it is a good romance book, and I think that many romance readers will love it Magnolia Brown is my first Carolyn Brown read, and I was impressed by her writing Thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with an eARC flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Diana rated it it was amazing BBMagnolia Inn has been a bed and breakfast for many years Proprietors Sugar and Jasper decided they needed to retire so they gave half of it to their niece Jolene and the other half to their nephew Reuben They bought a new RV and left to travel the states.Jolene wanted to remodel the inn but Reuben sold his half to a man named Tucker After working together for a while Tucker and Jolene become friends but he was a drinker which Jolene hated since her mother was an alcoholic IA great sto BBMagnolia Inn has been a bed and breakfast for many years Proprietors Sugar and Jasper decided they needed to retire so they gave half of it to their niece Jolene and the other half to their nephew Reuben They bought a new RV and left to travel the states.Jolene wanted to remodel the inn but Reuben sold his half to a man named Tucker After working together for a while Tucker and Jolene become friends but he was a drinker which Jolene hated since her mother was an alcoholic IA great story of loss,finding new love and changing lives I love Carolyn Brown s books flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Marlene rated it it was amazing This book was written with heart in hand and words that will make you smile with tears running down your cheeks That s it in a nutshell about this book Jolene led a hard working life Tucker s life was filled with dreams and devastation Together as partners in a B B Victorian home in East Texas, they renovated, loved the friendships of aging ladies and built a busy life together I loved this story line and highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great read Thanks once again t This book was written with heart in hand and words that will make you smile with tears running down your cheeks That s it in a nutshell about this book Jolene led a hard working life Tucker s life was filled with dreams and devastation Together as partners in a B B Victorian home in East Texas, they renovated, loved the friendships of aging ladies and built a busy life together I loved this story line and highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great read Thanks once again to this author for writing a book I can read over again and love it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Marcia rated it really liked it Shelves fiction, kindle, 2019, romance What a pleasure to spend time at the Magnolia Inn with Jolene and Tucker And their friends, Flossie, Lucy, and Dottie, were a hoot I d love to be friends with them The girls along with Aunt Sugar, brought it all together, bless their hearts Know what you do when life gives you lemons You add tequila Dotty snapped her fingers and did a three second rendition of a salsa dance Or throw them in the trash and make a chocolate cake, Jolene giggled Now you re talkin my language I lov What a pleasure to spend time at the Magnolia Inn with Jolene and Tucker And their friends, Flossie, Lucy, and Dottie, were a hoot I d love to be friends with them The girls along with Aunt Sugar, brought it all together, bless their hearts Know what you do when life gives you lemons You add tequila Dotty snapped her fingers and did a three second rendition of a salsa dance Or throw them in the trash and make a chocolate cake, Jolene giggled Now you re talkin my language I love chocolate flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 13, 2018 Lori Boyd rated it liked it review of another edition 3.5 Stars for this romance story I love to find connections in books.a special date mentioned, a place, a name of a loved one This was no exception After a few books with heavier subject matter, I enjoy a sweet love story.Joelene and Tucker both have demons and are running from them Fate brings them together and sparks fly Endearing characters, realistic issues A cozy read for a cool night Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for this ARC Opinion is mine alone flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Elise rated it liked it I thought this book was trite and simple and took forever to conclude I downloaded it for a flight because it was free for Prime members and it served its purpose Quick and super easy read I found the characters dull, except for the old ladies, and the storyline predictable but it s pretty clear what you re getting in to If you re looking for an easy story to escape a cramped plane or a beach read, this is fine If you want something with depth and a little bit thought then keep on look I thought this book was trite and simple and took forever to conclude I downloaded it for a flight because it was free for Prime members and it served its purpose Quick and super easy read I found the characters dull, except for the old ladies, and the storyline predictable but it s pretty clear what you re getting in to If you re looking for an easy story to escape a cramped plane or a beach read, this is fine If you want something with depth and a little bit thought then keep on looking, it s just a soap opera flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Charlotte Lynn rated it really liked it Carolyn Brown is an author that I love for her easy romance, unique settings, and beautiful relationships In Magnolia Inn, we meet Jolene who only wants to make her aunt and uncle s BB a success after they left it to her when they retired When the nephew on her uncle s side sells his half of the BB to a local man who is living in grief and gets drunk every weekend she doesn t know what to expect but she does know that living and working with a weekend drunk is not something that she Carolyn Brown is an author that I love for her easy romance, unique settings, and beautiful relationships In Magnolia Inn, we meet Jolene who only wants to make her aunt and uncle s BB a success after they left it to her when they retired When the nephew on her uncle s side sells his half of the BB to a local man who is living in grief and gets drunk every weekend she doesn t know what to expect but she does know that living and working with a weekend drunk is not something that she is willing to do There is less romance and about figuring out life in Magnolia Inn Tucker is a widow, he cannot figure out how to get past his wife s death Jolene grew up with an alcoholic mother and an abusive boyfriend They both have demons and push each other, gently, to work through them There is nothing easy about what they have to do but together they can do it I love Jolene s easy understanding of Tucker s loss but she also has a tough love stance She knows what she is willing to accept and isn t willing to accept anything less Tucker realized that there is something special about Jolene and with nudging from his dead wife starts to open his heart and his soul to her By proving that he can be the man she needs to him to be, he allows her heart to heal from all the heartache that her past has left within her flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Isha Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves first reads, netgalley Life is not about the mistakes made, but the lessons learned For Tucker and Jolene fate is about to teach them the beauty of a second chance Knocked down by life, crippled by heartache and wishing for something , the lonely widower and the determined thorn in his side are about to discover that even a bruised heart can heal The Magnolia Inn is a restoration project for the soul flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Melody rated it it was amazing Typical Love Story But So GoodAnother easy, quick, don t want to put it down book After reading several drama mystery who dun it books, this was a breath of fresh air It s a story that probably would fit into anyone s life realistic, true, filled with different emotions, and love Look At Us by Vince Gill is mentioned and it fits so well with the story and at least with my life Highly recommend this for a feel good , down home Texas story flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 20, 2018 Shalini Book Rambler rated it liked it Although I like a good romance book, this one didn t make me fall in love with it In the first few chapters, I didn t like Tucker I was so frustrated with the storyline that I kept screaming at the bookerr my e reader Ignoring that, I found the setting of the story beautiful I loved the way Tucker and Jolene finally got together Overall, it is a good romance book, and I think that many romance readers will love it Magnolia Brown is my first Carolyn Brown read, and I was impressed by h Although I like a good romance book, this one didn t make me fall in love with it In the first few chapters, I didn t like Tucker I was so frustrated with the storyline that I kept screaming at the bookerr my e reader Ignoring that, I found the setting of the story beautiful I loved the way Tucker and Jolene finally got together Overall, it is a good romance book, and I think that many romance readers will love it Magnolia Brown is my first Carolyn Brown read, and I was impressed by her writing Thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with an eARC flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Cali Jewel rated it it was amazing Sweet, sexy, fun, engaging and enchanting second chance romance with a small town feel and down home heartwarming goodness Loved it This is as real as it gets loved how these beautifully broken charters found the healing touch they each needed flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Bea Charmed marked it as dnf Shelves review consideration, ebook, kindle books, read in 2019, romance I DNFed at 52% in It was slow, and an odd mix of romance and women s fiction It didn t grab me and I didn t really care about any of the characters I do appreciate that the characters were normal, every day folks with financial, health, and religious problems that could be yours or your neighbors flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 27, 2018 Towrin rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves reviewed, frustrating read I d like to thank the Publisher for supplying me with this ARC for an honest review What a slow and frustrating read Jolene and Tucker are forced by circumstanced to partner up and work on remodeling the Inn left to her by her aunt and uncle.Most of the conversations between the two throughout the book are about the restoring of the inn I m sorry but if I wanted to read about all that, I d have opted for Home Remodeling for Dummies, instead.We spend 80% of the book with Tucker having conversa I d like to thank the Publisher for supplying me with this ARC for an honest review What a slow and frustrating read Jolene and Tucker are forced by circumstanced to partner up and work on remodeling the Inn left to her by her aunt and uncle.Most of the conversations between the two throughout the book are about the restoring of the inn I m sorry but if I wanted to read about all that, I d have opted for Home Remodeling for Dummies, instead.We spend 80% of the book with Tucker having conversations with his dead wife and trying his best to not let go of her.When I opted for this book, I was hoping for a healing romance Maybe a broody hero and an emotionally stunted heroine A couple of funny incidents while remodeling the home too, perhaps Instead, I got a cardboard heroine and a I can t even think of an adjective for what that hero was.I can t think of any scene with Tucker where he was not having an inner conversation with Melanie his ex wife or was comparing Jolene to her.Tucker s wife died while going to buy something from the store when he could ve gone himself He was a cop who got fired for drunk driving after her death He spends every Saturday drinking himself to a stupor because Saturdays used to be date nights with his wife He proudly claims that he s only a weekend drinker.Jolene, on the other hand, had an alcoholic mother She also has had a tough life due to her mother and a father who left Her only purpose of life right now is running the inn.I couldn t at all emotionally connect with Tucker and Jolene at any point Tucker talks about his guilt and keeps telling his dead wife that he misses her But I never felt any of his pain And we read about Jolene s past difficulties but I don t think the writer touches down on the emotions and feelings of Jolene regarding those things.The romance was unconvincing It should be when you have a hero spending majority of the book thinking of his dead wife and ensuring that no spark with Jolene hinder his connection with his dead wife Yes, there s a spark at times when they touch That was the extent of their romance for a long time.I was hoping for some pining or emotional conflict from Jolene for growing feelings for an emotionally unavailable man But there wasn t really much of that from Jolene And I get that Tucker lost a wife and he s grieving her But in that process, his romance with Jolene fell flat.There was aunts and family members with their own shenanigans I wasn t interested by any of it I found myself waiting for parts with them to end The pace sort of picked up at the last third of the book But that was too late to redeem the book for me.If I wasn t clear before, this was a disappointing read flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend He s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one chapter Life is good and I am blessed Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way Writing joined reading in my list of passions I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean I love the Florida beaches Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.I love writing romance because it s about emotions and relationships Human nature hasn t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden Settings change Plots change Names change Times change But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever Romance is about emotions love, hate, anger, laughter all of it If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils The story that emerged has never sold but it s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now They ve also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.Folks ask me where I get my ideas Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren Note I was a very young grandmother Life is a zoo around here when they all come home In one Sunday afternoon there s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story And while I m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I m telling it right and not exaggerating too much Pesky little devils, they are I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work I m very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in me.Happy reading Books by Carolyn Brown More Trivia About The Magnolia Inn No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from The Magnolia Inn Oh, honey, that s what friends are for to share in the joys and half the sorrows Dotty smiled 0 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 1255, 914, 441, 118, 54 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my be Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend He s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one chapter Life is good and I am blessed Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way Writing joined reading in my list of passions I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean I love the Florida beaches Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.I love writing romance because it s about emotions and relationships Human nature hasn t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden Settings change Plots change Names change Times change But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever Romance is about emotions love, hate, anger, laughter all of it If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils The story that emerged has never sold but it s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now They ve also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.Folks ask me where I get my ideas Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren Note I was a very young grandmother Life is a zoo around here when they all come home In one Sunday afternoon there s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story And while I m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I m telling it right and not exaggerating too much Pesky little devils, they are I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work I m very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in me.Happy reading


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    1. The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown is a slow burning contemporary romance The story brings two flawed characters together for their shot at a happily ever after over the course of several months time.Jolene Broussard found out that her aunt Sugar was going to give her half of her bed and breakfast, the Magnolia Inn As excited as Jolene wanted to be she knew she was dead broke and that the inn was going to take a lot of work to get into shape and her cousin Ruben who now owns the other half was Th [...]


    2. 80% of the book Tucker is still talking to his dead wife and just cannot seem to get over her Sorry but this is the least romantic book I have read in a long time If the writing hadn t been so good I wouldn t have finished reading it The best part of the book the cover



    3. Check out all of my reviews at MAGNOLIA INN by Carolyn Brown is her new contemporary second chance romance It is a sweet romance, which I call a cozy romance because it is written about adults not YA , any sex is behind closed doors, some religion may be included and the focus is on the H h s emotional growth or healing These books also include a strong family, friends and or community support system.Jolene Broussard grew up with a drug and alcohol addict Check out all of my reviews at MAGNOLIA [...]


    4. The Magnolia Inn is the newest book by one of my new favorite authors, Carolyn Brown It tells the story of Jolene and Tucker Jolene spent her summers with her aunt and uncle at The Magnolia Inn, a BB owned and operated by them She loved her summers there and at the beginning of the novel she finds out that she has inherited half of the Inn Her cousin, through her uncle no blood relation has inherited the other half of the Inn Her aunt and uncle decided it was time for them to retire The Magnolia [...]


    5. 2.5 Let me be frank this book is really boring I m told a lot of what I disliked about it is cultural, that I m simply not the intended audience for this story But that doesn t change the fact that there is nothing compelling here I felt about as much for these characters as I do for egg salad.


    6. Two broke, grieving people share an ownership in an old Victorian inn Between the magic of the inn and the friendship that grows between them, they might both find a chance at forgiveness, healing, and love A bit of country charm, a group of sassy friends, and a sweet, simple story are what draws me back time and again to this author s books and an engaging, familiar narrator.The Magnolia Inn, a crossover between women s fiction and contemporary romance is a standalone story It deals with suc Tw [...]


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