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Magnolia Nights

Series: Magnolia Nights, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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From the author of the best-selling Sweeney Sister Series and Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a new novel of passion, intrigue, and redemption.

Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She's baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn't seen in 34 years dies and leaves her a fortune. The time has come to face her past in person. Still reeling from a recent breakup of a long-term relationship, and with nothing to keep her in San Francisco, Ellie packs her meager belongings and boards a plane for the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Standing in the entryway of her grandmother's antebellum home on South Battery Street in Charleston, Ellie faces the first of many ghosts who will soon haunt her. On her first night in the creepy, creaking mansion, as she's perusing the titles in a dusty bookcase, she comes across her deceased mother's leather-bound journal. Her mother's words create more unanswered questions and send her on a quest to find more journals.

As Hurricane Lorene bears down on the South Carolina coast, Ellie encounters Juan Hagood, a handsome architect who has the talent to restore her dilapidated mansion and the charm to mend her broken heart. But as Ellie reads her mother's diaries, they dislodge a stone in the wall that safeguards her memories, causing her world to come crumbling down. Revelations about her childhood lead Ellie on a harrowing journey of discovery that will hold listeners spellbound until the dramatic conclusion.

©2017 Ashley Farley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kindle Customer,mbr
  • 18-01-2019

Magnolia Nights

Well written with a plot easy to follow. Interesting, very interesting and keeps you listening. Reality.

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  • Marissa Mowrer
  • 01-02-2019

Good, but lacking in the end.

All in all, this was a good book. It kept my attention, and really had a unique story line with a few twists I didn’t see coming. The author didn’t fall back on a lot of traditional tropes and had fun with the background in the story. However, the end was really lacking. I felt like the last few chapters were rushed and missing a lot of detail. The ending was cliche and disappointed me. I can appreciate the story, but I wish there were fewer “flat” characters and a little more depth. With the uniqueness of the tale, I felt like there were a lot of opportunities missed.

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  • terri somme
  • 19-11-2018

interesting

narrators could have been better. but they weren't irritating as I have found with many southern stories.
Hope there is a book to follow.

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  • tishatim
  • 06-06-2018

it was just okay

held my interest but not a favorite. the writing towards the end seemed juvenile to me like the reader was a young teen or not very educated and the author was writing to that level. okay story though

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  • julieah627
  • 28-01-2020

Loved the book

This book pulled me in from the beginning and held me most of the way through. It was one I couldn't put down. Toward the end though, around the time Ellie found Lia, it got weird. I did not care for the ending. It was like it was rushed. Performance wise good, but... I did not like the mans performance for this book. He seemed talented, but just not a good fit for the character. I WILL read the next one, and I do recommend this bood.

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  • Cleopatra
  • 02-09-2019

Great book

Loved the story. I gave the performance 4 stars because of the kids voice, it was kinda a creepy. The other voices were good.

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  • dubinyon
  • 11-07-2019

Boring

Disliked all the descriptions of name products. Predictable story line. I will not buy this author again.

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  • Jan Whitehorn
  • 05-07-2019

loved it

I was not expecting this book to end in this way. Kept me interested the whole way.

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  • Heather
  • 07-05-2019

Just on narrator would be better

The story was good. Mid story a male narrator took over for a few chapters for no reason and then back to the female which she was great. Made it confusing to listen to. It wasn't like it was a time line change, just a few chapters with a male voice reading the same characters. Weird.

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  • Cricket
  • 24-06-2018

Not bad....

This audio book was not bad. Some parts were predictable while other places could have been expanded with more detail. All in all, I enjoyed the book.