The Magnolia Inn
A 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 resc...more
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 ...more
Voice narrator by Brittany Presley was perfect for this story
In the process of renovating the damaged, run-down, out-dated structure of
the Magnolia Inn in east Texas, ( in a small historical tourist town called Jefferson), the two main characters: Jolene Broussard and Tucker Malone are both in need of ‘personal’ renovation. They each come with troubled pasts of baggage.
Literally and figuratively the Inn gets a make-over as well as these two wounded grieving souls.
As Jol ...more
THE MAGNOLIA INN is a slow burn contemporary story that I was pulled in to from the very first page. To be honest, I fell in love with the cover the minute I saw it. I knew I would read it anyway, because I love Carolyn Brown, but the cover really pulled me in. I would love to stay at an inn with a beautiful purple door!I loved everything about this beautiful story and I'm excited to recommend it to my reading friends. Carolyn Brown always has a way of grabbing her r ...more
THE 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 ...more
Jolene spent her summers with her aunt and uncle at The Magnolia Inn, a B&B 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 ...more
The Magnolia Inn, a crossover between women's fiction and contemporary romance is a standalone story. It deals with suc ...more
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 ...more
When her aunt and uncle give her half of their bed & breakfast to travel in their new RV, giving the other half to her despicable cousin, Jolene Broussard is still concerned when he sell his part to a stranger. A carpenter and widower with a moody attitude who still talk to his deceased wife. Together, they'll renovate the inn.
It sadden me to give such a low rating to an author that usually bring me so much joy but I didn't connect with all the characters this time. I had trouble especial ...more
This was an ARC provided by NetGalley.
Tucker Malone is a widower still in love with his wife and who is batt ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 B&B 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 ...more
Jolene's Aunt Sugar has given her a half ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Magnolia 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. I
A great sto ...more
”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 ...more
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
Another 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....so 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.