The Magnolia Inn

The Magnolia Inn
Author: Carolyn Brown
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1643581449
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Release: 2019
Editor: Center Point
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

The Magnolia Inn

The Magnolia Inn
Author: Carolyn Brown
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1503904393
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Release: 2018-12-15
Editor: Montlake Romance
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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?

Beachside Beginnings

Beachside Beginnings
Author: Sheila Roberts
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488056833
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Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Join USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts for a seaside escape to the beaches of Moonlight Harbor Moira Wellman has always loved makeovers—helping women find their most beautiful selves. Funny how it’s taken her five years with her abusive boyfriend, Lang, to realize she needs a life makeover. When Moira finally gets the courage to leave Lang, the beachside town of Moonlight Harbor is the perfect place to start over. Soon Moira is right at home, working at Waves Salon, making new friends and helping her clients find new confidence. When she meets a handsome police officer, she’s more than willing to give him a free haircut. Maybe even her heart. But is she really ready for romance after Lang? And what if her new friend is in hot pursuit of that same cop? This is worse than a bad perm. With all the heart and humor readers have come to expect from a Sheila Roberts novel, Beachside Beginnings is the story of one woman finding the courage to live her best life. And where better to live it than at the beach?

The Pink Magnolia Club

The Pink Magnolia Club
Author: Geralyn Dawson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780743453639
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Release: 2002-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Geralyn Dawson brings her signature wit and charm to a contemporary tale of three Southern women who meet at a charity wedding gown sale and forge a friendship that changes their lives forever. MEET THE PINK MAGNOLIA CLUB Holly Weeks, whose boyfriend has lured her to the sale under false pretenses, wants to walk barefoot on a Tahitian beach and read a thousand books for pleasure. There are many other goals on her "Life List, " but getting married isn't one of them. Never mind that she's in love. Now if she could only figure out what's holding her back. Maggie Prescott is lonely in her empty nest. When her husband forgets their twenty-fifth anniversary, she wonders whether she even wants to share a nest with him anymore. Donating her wedding gown seems like the right thing to do. Grace Hardeman, who's volunteering at the sale, wishes for health, happiness, and a party with loved ones to mark fifty years of marriage. But soon she's facing the fight of her life. Together, these three women at turning points in their lives learn there's nothing like friendship to strengthen a heart that's in danger of breaking.

Secrets of Willow House

Secrets of Willow House
Author: Susanne O'Leary
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781786818522
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Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Bookouture
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘What a wonderful read this was!... The definition of feel-good – reading it felt like sunshine… The first ‘feel good’ novel I’ve read this year that actually made me feel good… I just couldn’t put it away.’ Goodreads Reviewer A heartwarming and moving story about secrets, fresh starts and the power of friendship, set in the wilds of Ireland’s shores. Maeve McKenna is on the verge of a breakdown. Having worked herself into the ground as a sought-after interior designer in London, she’s in desperate need of a vacation. Philomena Duffy is a little lonely. After losing her husband, their crumbling mansion, Willow House, feels awfully empty. With the rugged shores of Ireland calling, Maeve visits her aunt Philomena in Sandy Cove, where she once, as a teenager, kissed a wild, mysterious boy – a kiss she has never been able to forget. The beautiful night’s sky is dotted with stars as far as the eye can see, and Maeve is worlds away from her chaotic life in the city. As Maeve throws herself into restoring Willow House to its former glory, a deep friendship with Philomena begins to blossom. Surrounded by the faded walls and peeling carpets of the old mansion, together they stumble across a secret that turns their family upside down. All the while, she can’t stop thinking about the enigmatic boy from her past, and that magical kiss… Is he still in Sandy Cove? Just as she’s beginning to feel at home, reality calls. Part of Maeve can’t bear to leave Willow House and its rocky beach. Does she have the courage to leave the security of her old life behind, and put down new roots in Sandy Cove, or is that just a daydream? Fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Debbie Macomber and Mary Alice Monroe will fall head over heels for this stunning read. Readers are absolutely loving Secrets of Willow House: ‘Loved this! So many emotional twists I couldn't put this down! Absolutely delightful!... Great read on a rainy day or a vacation read!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Lovely!!!... A memorable and lovable cast of characters, a wonderful old house by the sea and Ireland. What's not to love?!’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Oh, this was a lovely story… A lovely vacation read with plenty of heart and opportunity, choices and chances, and lots of laughter and healing, make this a book that is hard to put down and harder to forget. Grab this for an escape into places that everyone wants: timeless, accepting and supportive, with heart, laughter and love, sure to put a smile on your face.’ I Am, Indeed ‘A great summer read… This book will put you right in the mood for the Irish scenic countryside… If you enjoy heartwarming romances like Cathy Bramley, you'll enjoy this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I love this story… My kind of fairy tale.’ For the Love of Books ‘This book is exactly what the cover and title promise: a beautiful house and a better beach… You can almost feel the sea air when you read this book. Perfect vacation fare.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A story of family, love and the relationships that bring it all together… Read this wonderful book and find out! A book for a rainy day. Guaranteed enjoyable.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved my time spent at Willow House… Another enchanting read from Susanne O'Leary and I'm delighted to learn it is the start of a series. I can't wait to return to Sandy Cove.’ Rachel’s Randomr Reads, 5 stars ‘Completely delightful!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved it!!! What more can I say... The author takes us from London the Ireland... Her detailed descriptions of Sandy Cove make me want to transport myself right to Willow House.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Brilliant… Transports you to Ireland… I would highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer

The Magnolia Girls

The Magnolia Girls
Author: Helen J Rolfe
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781838323042
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Release: 2021-05-12
Editor:
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fall in love with Magnolia Creek, the small town that draws you in and refuses to let you go ... Carrie has it all: a stellar career, a gorgeous heart-surgeon boyfriend, and an apartment in the city. But when something happens that forces her to question her ability to do her job, the only way she can see through the mess is to get far away from everything. Carrie is thrust into a very different life in Magnolia Creek. She’s knee-deep in renovations at her house at the top of the hill; she’s sharing time and space with her ex, Owen; and newcomer, Noah, gets under her skin from day one. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Lachlan, is doing everything he can to convince her she belongs back in the city with him doing the job she’s worked so hard to establish. Carrie never had time for anything apart from work but in Magnolia Creek it isn’t long before she strikes up a lasting friendship with Rosie, Gemma and Bella, and when a face from the past turns up offering forgiveness, Carrie realises that everyone needs a little bit of love and friendship in their lives. Each book in the Magnolia Creek Series can be read as a standalone novel: What Rosie Found Next - Book One The Chocolatier's Secret - Book Two The Magnolia Girls - Book Three Praise for The Magnolia Girls Amazon reviewer: "Love the way the stories of individuals intertwine around one another, seemingly small links soon become a major part of the story...." Kindle reader: "Helen has a way of making you fall in love with her characters"

Sleeping at the Magnolia

Sleeping at the Magnolia
Author: Lisa G. Brown
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0061082147
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Release: 1997-10-31
Editor: HarperTorch
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For 100 years, the Tennessee moon had shone down on the Magnolia Inn, the old hotel that Lainie Thorne's family has always owned. Nowadays the place is crumbling to nothing. Its walls hold only memories and secrets. Lainie had once loved loner Colley Rawlins, but that love ended in blood and tears. Colley had been exiled from the Magnolia forever, but "forever" ends one red-moon night when he defiantly walks back through the screens of the doors of the inn. The Magnolia is about to add to its collection of memories. This summer it will witness jealousy, revenge, murder... and love.

The Magnolia Sisters

The Magnolia Sisters
Author: Alys Murray
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781838885939
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Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Bookouture
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harper Anderson has a to-do list longer than the Colorado river, and fields of tulips to tend to at her family’s flower farm in Hillsboro County, California. It’s her dream to run the business with her sisters when their father retires, keeping up traditions that began with her great-great-grandmother. That is, if there’s a farm left to run. Rich out-of-towners looking for a slice of country living are hiking up the prices in town and it’s putting her family out of business. So she has no time for the arrogant LA tech mogul who makes her an offer to use their farm as his sister’s wedding venue. No amount of money could make up for the destruction it would wreak on next season’s crop. The sooner Luke Martin is on his way, the better. But Luke isn’t willing to go. He’s been looking out for his sister ever since their deadbeat parents left them to fend for themselves, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy. So when Harper’s newest farmhand leaves her in the lurch, he sees an opportunity to strike a deal. He’ll work on the farm for free if she’ll give him the chance to change her mind. Harper and Luke each expect the other to crack first. What they don’t expect is the chemistry that sparks between them as they work side by side among the budding roses. But Luke’s presence is turning over more than the earth, and just as Harper is starting to let her guard down, he stumbles upon a secret that could spell disaster for the entire Anderson clan. With her family’s happiness at stake, can Harper put her trust in a man who is worlds apart from everything she knows? An emotional, spellbinding story about family, first impressions and the transformative power of love. Fans of Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber and Carolyn Brown will be carried away by The Magnolia Sisters. What readers are saying about The Magnolia Sisters: “This was truly the PERFECT sweet romance! I fell in love with Harper and the other Andersons immediately, and could almost smell flowers blooming around me as I read… Murray created an adorable, quirky small town that felt like home.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Swept me away in its warmth. I couldn't stay away until I finished the book. This was a complete book of feels and fun, family and love, where the complex and varied characters made the romance come alive.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “I absolutely loved it! A perfect love story.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “I simply loved The Magnolia Sisters… From the opening paragraph, I was hooked.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “This is a fabulous read, beautifully written. It’s the kind of book that will remain with you long after you’ve reached the last page. I'm absolutely not going to give anything away, only to say HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” Brook Cottage Books Blog, 5 stars “This was another 2 a.m. read! I absolutely could not put this book down. Funny, emotional, all at once. The author did an amazing job with the characters and was a well written story. You wanted to be there on that cozy beautiful farm.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “It made my heart melt.” B for Bookreview “So sweet—a story that is hard to put down, full of emotion, and with plenty of feelings to go around.” NetGalley reviewer “I loved this book! A sweet romance story that would be a perfect Hallmark movie… It was the type of story I’d want to be part of. The perfect book.” Goodreads reviewer

Magnolia Table Volume 2

Magnolia Table  Volume 2
Author: Joanna Gaines
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062820198
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Following the launch of her #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table, and seeing her family’s own sacred dishes being served at other families’ tables across the country, Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared. This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. Magnolia Table, Volume 2 is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple’s restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, Magnolia Table, Volume 2 gives readers abundant reasons to gather together. The book is beautifully photographed and filled with dishes you’ll want to bring into your own home, including: Mushroom-Gruyére Quiche Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Zucchini-Squash Strata Chicken-Pecan-Asparagus Casserole Stuffed Pork Loin Lemon-Lavender Tart Magnolia Press Chocolate Cake

Sunset on Moonlight Beach

Sunset on Moonlight Beach
Author: Sheila Roberts
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780369700971
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts comes a sweetly poignant new novel in her irresistible Moonlight Harbor series. Jenna Jones has been standing on the shore of the Sea of Love for too long. Even with two good men interested in her, she’s been afraid to wade in. According to her best friend, Courtney, she should. The water’s fine. Life is great! Practically perfect, if you don’t count Courtney’s problems with her cranky ex-boss. Maybe Courtney’s right. It’s time to dive in. When tragedy strikes, everything changes and Jenna’s more confused than ever. But this fresh heartache might help her figure out at last who she can turn to when times get tough. Full of warmth and humor, Sunset on Moonlight Beach proves that every ending can be the beginning of a beautiful new story.

Seaview Inn

Seaview Inn
Author: Sherryl Woods
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460323700
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Release: 2013-12-31
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods proves home can be found where you least expect it. Hannah Matthews is undeniably tough—a single mom, a top-tier PR exec, a breast cancer survivor. She prides herself on being go-to Hannah, who can handle any crisis. But with her grandmother balking at going into a retirement home, her daughter unexpectedly pregnant and an old flame suddenly underfoot, Hannah is facing a few crises of her own. And being back home on Seaview Key is definitely adding to the stress. Luke Stevens understands crisis. While serving in Iraq, his wife dumped him for his best friend—with whom Luke shares his medical practice. Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to hide out for a while. The last thing he expects is to fall in love…with his old hometown and with Hannah. Sometimes, though, the unexpected is just what it takes to heal the heart.

Magnolia Table

Magnolia Table
Author: Joanna Gaines,Marah Stets
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062820167
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Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table. Jo believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Inside Magnolia Table, you'll find recipes the whole family will enjoy, such as: Chicken Pot Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies Asparagus and Fontina Quiche Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic Reduction Peach Caprese Overnight French Toast White Cheddar Bisque Fried Chicken with Sticky Poppy Seed Jam Lemon Pie Mac and Cheese Full of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.

One Perfect Summer

One Perfect Summer
Author: Brenda Novak
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488055454
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A great book to finish off your summer reading."—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author Some families we’re born into Some we find for ourselves When Serenity Alston swabbed her cheek for a genetic test, she joked about uncovering some dark ancestral scandal. The last thing she expected was to discover two half sisters she didn’t know existed. Suddenly, everything about her loving family is drawn into question. And meeting these newfound sisters might be the only way to get answers. The women decide to dig into the mystery together at Serenity’s family cabin in Lake Tahoe. With Reagan navigating romantic politics at work and Lorelei staring down the collapse of her marriage, all three women are converging at a crossroads in their lives. Before the summer is over, they’ll have to confront the past and determine how to move forward when everything they previously thought to be true was a lie. But any future is easier to face with family by your side. "This heartwarming story of sisters who bond as adults is sure to please...those who enjoy books by Susan Mallery and Debbie Macomber."—Library Journal

Magnolia Park

Magnolia Park
Author: Kate McCabe
Pages: 329
ISBN: 184223546X
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Release: 2013-04-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With its flower-filled gardens, splashing fountains and sundrenched pool, Magnolia Park is an idyllic holiday complex in Fuengirola on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Into this setting comes Amy Crawford and her partner Sam Benson. But their relationship is heading for disaster.

My Give a Damn s Busted

My Give a Damn s Busted
Author: Carolyn Brown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781402257919
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Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book 3 of the Honky Tonk series From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance inspired by the hit country music song, featuring the romantic adventures of the feisty new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint and the hot, hard-headed cowboy who is out to steal her heart. Larissa Morley is already rich beyond reason, but buying the Honky Tonk beer joint is her dream come true-until a rich teetotaler tries to take it away from her. If any dime store cowboy thinks he's going to get the best of Larissa-or her Honky Tonk-then he's got another thing coming... If Hank Wells thinks he can dig up dirt on the new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint for his employer, he's got no idea what kind of trouble he's courting. The two face off like a longhorn bull looking at a red tablecloth and their big clash ends up having less to do with everybody's favorite beer joint and everything to do with the fiery attraction between the hard-headed lovers. As secrets emerge, and passion vies with ulterior motives, it's winner takes all at the Honky Tonk... Honky Tonk Series: I Love This Bar (Book 1) Hell, Yeah (Book 2) My Give a Damn's Busted (Book 3) Honky Tonk Christmas (Book 4) Praise for My Give a Damn's Busted: "Packed with snappy dialog, salty language, and little twists that make it an immensely enjoyable book... Carolyn Brown simply has a way with words." -Fresh Fiction "Brown's wit and humor shine... [a] zany and fast-paced tale and lovable characters." -RT Book Reviews "You won't want to miss this boot scootin' contemporary full of sexy cowboys and sassy women." -The Romance Studio

Haunted Seguin

Haunted Seguin
Author: Erin O. Wallace
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781614239932
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Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Founded and built by the brave Texas Rangers who fought for the state's independence, Seguin is a picturesque town with a chilling history. The defensive wall around the city is said to also keep souls from leaving. Locals whisper tales of a headless soldier roaming the streets at night, searching for his remains. The town square, now a hub of activity and commerce, once hosted public hangings and beatings. Lake McQueeny is known for its beauty, but a lost spirit wails along the shores to warn would-be drowning victims. Discover these and other stories from the shadows of Seguin's past with author Erin O. Wallace.

Honeysuckle Summer

Honeysuckle Summer
Author: Sherryl Woods
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460396667
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They’ve taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff’s deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene’s haven no longer feels quite so safe. Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He’s even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who’s stolen his heart? Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he’s offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they’ll never have more than this one sweet summer. “[This] Sweet Magnolias story has many strong points, but it’s the sensitive handling of heroine Raylene’s issues that make it truly worthwhile.” —RT Book Reviews

I Love This Bar

I Love This Bar
Author: Carolyn Brown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1402254326
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book 1 of the Honky Tonk series From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance inspired by the hit country music song, featuring the romantic adventures of the feisty new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint and the hot, hard-headed cowboy who is out to steal her heart. Daisy O'Dell doesn't need anything but her bar. She has her hands full with hotheads and thirsty ranchers, and she's determined to run the Honky Tonk until they drag her cold dead body through the swinging doors. But when a damn fine cowboy walks in one day, her whole life is thrown into turmoil. Jarod McBroy was looking for a cold drink and a moment's peace. Instead he found one red hot woman. She's just what Jarod needs to deal with his ornery Uncle Rural, who won't listen to a damn thing he says until he brings home a good woman. Now if only he can convince her to come out from behind that bar, and come on home with him... Honky Tonk Series: I Love This Bar (Book 1) Hell, Yeah (Book 2) My Give a Damn's Busted (Book 3) Honky Tonk Christmas (Book 4) Praise for I Love This Bar: "This book will make you kick up your heels and holler for more!" -Cheryl's Book Nook "Chock full of colorful characters with just enough sass to keep you entertained page after page." -Fresh Fiction "Guaranteed to leave you countrified and satisfied!" -Love Romance Passion "Brown's fans will be pleased to reconnect with her trademark cast of quirky characters." -Booklist STARRED Review

Recipes from the Magnolia Inn

Recipes from the Magnolia Inn
Author: Scott Wilson
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0961376406
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Magnolia Sisters

The Magnolia Sisters
Author: Michelle Major
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1335013288
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Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: HQN Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inheritance brought her to Magnolia, but love just might keep her there... Avery Keller arrives in Magnolia, North Carolina, with one aim: collect her inheritance and quickly put the quirky town in her rearview mirror. But the father who didn't acknowledge her when he was alive has left Avery a mess to sort through--along with two half sisters she's never met and a gorgeous single dad living next door. Soon her plan to keep this colorful, close-knit community at a distance gets complicated.... Grayson Atwell has rescued plenty of people in his firefighting career. His work and his little girl, Violet, are his entire world and there's no time for anything--or anyone--else. But the vulnerability beneath Avery's prickly facade brings out a fiercely protective side of him. Despite her protests, Gray can see that Avery's falling under Magnolia's spell--just like he's falling for her. Now the only question is: How can he convince her to give them both a chance at forever?