Title: The Magnolia Inn
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Montlake Romance 2019
Rating: 2/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Ebook; Literary Escapes - Texas; Romance
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?
Too much God talk for me. And the characters were pretty bland and obnoxious at times. I just really didn’t like this book at all. At least this was a free Amazon Prime read for me. I think I should stay away from contemporary romance in general. It’s not my genre at all.
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