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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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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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  • Debbie
  • 16-01-2019

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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  • 17-01-2019

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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  • J. Genet
  • 14-11-2019

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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  • 23-02-2019

Cheesy

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

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  • Darris
  • 06-02-2019

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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  • Melissa A.
  • 11-11-2020

unimaginative and uneducated

The plot is predictable, and I did not identify with any of the characters. The only character with a college education was a jerk, and the impression was given that all educated, well-dressed, or well-off people are necessarily jerks. I did not enjoy any part of this book. I wish I could delete it from my book list, but it won't go away.

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  • Barb
  • 05-11-2020

Enjoyable Story

Good storyline.... Narrator did a good job with the people in the story... Well worth the listen...

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  • elizabeth mc loughlin-blake
  • 15-10-2020

Just finished ! So sad for me.

loved it. great story and characters. need sequel for sure. many thanks following you.

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  • Mary Mom of 3
  • 21-09-2020

I so enjoyed this book! Made me LOL at times!

I loved the characters in this book! Made me want to be friends with each and every one of them. It made me LOL sometimes and brought a couple of tears at others I really enjoyed listening! Now on to find other Carolyn Brown books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-09-2020

loved

loved the story and the people. Funny and heart felt. Needed a heart warming story. absolutely worth the credit.

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