The Magnolia Inn

About the Author: Carolyn Brown

Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my be


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The Magnolia Inn A Washington Post And Charts BestsellerNew 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 BB 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

10 thoughts on “The Magnolia Inn

  1. Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook ebook sync.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 Jolene and Tucker work together to bring freshness of Magnolia Inn back to lifethey do the same with themselves and with each other From partnership, to friendship, to love Jolene and Tucker are working through grief, fears, guilt, sadness, even angercoming to forgiveness and redemption Three other feisty, quirky. hilarious characters Flossy, Dotty, and Lucy, are the town community gals that give this novel its supercalifragilisticexpialidocious entertainment Like the song in Mary Poppins the old gals add spoons full of sugar to make the medicine go down.They contribute healing Jolene and Tucker.Jolene s Aunt Sugar , does is sprinkling healing too notice the name is sugar , along with Uncle Jasper by calling from the road checking in on the kids, how the remodeling is coming and how they are coming along emotionally Aunt Sugar and Uncle Jasper, are retired RV owners having recently let go of their many years of running The Magnolia Inn, are having their own new beginning adventures on the road Jefferson is the perfect town to heal, grow, let go of the past, and move on Jefferson is not the town of depression The buzzin perky town people are goofy joyfully contagious I learned an interesting tidbit about the historical town of Jefferson for real..There is a group of women who call themselves The Pulpwood Queens These women are part of a meetgreet book club in a combined beauty and book store I couldn t help but wonder if their sparkling group played a roll in the creation of Flossy,Dotty, and Lucy.This was fun reading in the way author Fannie Flagg is A predictable love story develops but we re happy about it.This was my first time reading Carolyn Brown I might not jump to read her often but I enjoyed it for what it was a contemporary old fashion PG love story with quirks 3.5 rating

  2. Carrie says:

    The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown is a slow burning contemporary romance The story brings two flawed characters together for their shot at a happily ever after over the course of several months time.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 the last person she waned to go into business with.Tucker Malone used to be in law enforcement before his wife died in a tragic accident, now Tucker is basically a hermit in his trailer and a weekend drunk mourning his wife When Tucker hears the inn is for sale he decides to invest the insurance money putting use to his carpentry skills While Tucker is much better to partner with than Ruben, Jolene and Tucker find themselves navigating their new partnership slowly but surely.For a change we have a romance novel that didn t push the romance or the characters into bed within the first few pages The couple in this story each had their own issues to deal with and that was done slowly while remodeling the inn I will say what I also enjoyed the most in here was the side characters, Flossie, Dotty and Lucy, the trio of elderly ladies had been friends with Jolene s aunt for years and were like extended family and always good for a chuckle which definitely helped make this one a cute story overall.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For reviews please visit

  3. Susan says:

    The Magnolia InnCarolyn BrownTHE 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 readers and she never lets us go THE MAGNOLIA INN really takes a turn that will have you unable to put this beautiful story down Neither Jolene or Tucker are looking for a relationship, but they can t seem to ignore their growing feelings Tucker s wife died five years ago and it has left him with so much grief and guilt Jolene has been burned in the past and has no desire to go down that road again It was cute watching these two dance around their feelings for each other Jolene just wants to remodel the beautiful inn that she has inherited from her aunt and uncle but she needs someone to buy the half that her cousin wants to be bought out of Jolene doesn t have that kind of money and Tucker does so when she hires him as a carpenter he decides to do a little investing THE MAGNOLIA INN is filled with twists and turns and had me staying up way too late one night to finish I had to know where Carolyn Brown was taking us and what would happen to Jolene and Tucker I really loved how the whole community came to Jolene and Tucker s aid and only wanted them to feel loved and realize that they were home There is so much heart in Carolyn s writing that I m always left with a huge smile on my face and my heart very happy I could totally see THE MAGNOLIA INN becoming a Hallmark movie and I would love to see it All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I ve known them for a long time I would love to hang out with Sugar, Dotty, and Flossie I m sure they could teach me a thing or two and I know they would keep my laughing all day long I love how Carolyn does that to me each and every time.I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.

  4. Lisa says:

    once again I went into this novel blind I was quite surprised, when I started it I thought to myself what have I got into here, but once I got into it fully I was blown away it was a slow burn romance that held my attention from the first page through to the last The characters were so likeable engaging, the plotline was so unique I loved every minute of this, Carolyn brown knows how to grab the attention of the reader, I could not put this book down.Jolene Broussard got a half share in The Mongolia Inn with her cousin Rueben who she has no time for an arrogant SOB who didn t want his half of the inn he never got on with Jolene anyway he decides to sell his half to Tucker Malone who is a former cop who got thrown out of the force in Dallas on drink driving charge, he is also fighting his demons the loss of his wife Melanie in a car crash the bottle is his friend an alcoholic.He turns up the inn looking for the part owner he meets Jolene there is a sudden attraction to each other Jolene has demons of her own doesn t want to get involved with an alcoholic as her mother Elaine was a drug addict alcoholic plus her ex boyfriend was a drinker too.Once they start work on the inn as Tucker is good with his hands he decides to do it up in colours names each room, as the plot goes on the tension grows between them but both don t want to get hurt again, We find out that Tucker wife Melanie he hears her voice when he is sleeping telling him to move on but he just can t.Jolene s Aunt Sugar her long time BFF Dotty were childhood friends keep an eye on Jolene as they virtually are her family I loved the slow burn tension between Jolene Tucker they had tortured pasts but were unbelievably strong Dotty sugar were so well written the story takes place in Jefferson Texas I have found a new author as well which is a bones 5 stars.

  5. Dani C. (Paulette& says:

    80% of the book Tucker is still talking to his dead wife and just cannot seem to get over her Sorry but this is the least romantic book I have read in a long time If the writing hadn t been so good I wouldn t have finished reading it The best part of the book the cover

  6. Xerxia says:

    2.5 Let me be frank this book is really boring I m told a lot of what I disliked about it is cultural, that I m simply not the intended audience for this story But that doesn t change the fact that there is nothing compelling here I felt about as much for these characters as I do for egg salad.

  7. Kate ☀️ Olson says:

    CHARMING Also one of my absolute favorite covers of the year I don t think I ve read anything else by this author, but if this story is indicative of her work, I m going to go sink into her backlist RIGHT NOW The fact that her books are available as Read Listen on Kindle Unlimited will make that so easy to do I loved this one on audio the accents were all amazing and really made me feel like I was in East Texas.The Magnolia Inn is a wonderful blend of small town Texas, home renovation, overcoming grief, overcoming addiction, and chaste romance The cast of older women in this book is just wonderful and add so much depth to the story I love the lack of drama in the main relationship as well.

  8. Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink* says:

    1 Super judgmental main character Alcohol is not evil and you have absolutely no right to judge his life You are a business partner Not his mom or his therapist.2 Super judgmental relatives friends Really It s shameful to work in a bar Really What is it 1956 3 It definitely takes than 2 years to get over the death of your spouse sometimes Forcing this dude who is still mourning to move on is pretty fucking rude.4 You re shit still stinks, even if you go to church on Sunday Going to church isn t the magic eraser It doesn t erase your sins or make you a good person You still have to act right the other 6 days of the week.5 Preachy Preachy as fuck I got so annoyed by the end of it with all the crap about alcohol being the devil and bad people don t go to church on Sunday.I tried y all.

  9. "Avonna says:

    Check out all of my reviews at 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 addicted mother She could not get her mother to change or get help for herself, so she left when she could She is carrying a lot of guilt though because her mother committed suicide after she left The happy times she had growing up were with her mother s older half sister and her husband at The Magnolia Inn BB during summer break from school.Sugar and her husband are ready to retire and travel across country, so they leave half of the BB to Jolene and half to her cousin Rueben Sugar has big plans, but no money Rueben hates his memories of the BB and decides to sell Tucker Malone lost his wife of 5 years in a tragic traffic accident He hits the bottle hard After losing his job as a police officer, he vows to only get drunk on the weekends and starts to build a name for himself as a carpenter Tucker is informed about the sale of Rueben s half of the Magnolia Inn and decides to buy in and partner with Jolene.The partnership is rocky at first, but soon each begins to understand that they each have deep emotional issues to deal with and dealing with them together as they remodel the inn seems to work better than dealing with them alone I enjoyed this cozy romance Jolene is so strong and had to survive so much Tucker is rebuilding his life, but he is stuck emotionally until he meets Jolene I enjoyed how the changes in their lives and the remodel of The Magnolia Inn seemed to intertwine The secondary characters are almost show stealers in this story Sugar, Flossie, Dotty and Lucy are good for a laugh, but also share their wisdom with Jolene This is an emotional growth story with a very slow build up to romance Sex is behind closed doors and only in the last portion of the story An enjoyable read.

  10. Sarah says:

    The Magnolia Inn is the newest book by one of my new favorite authors, Carolyn Brown It tells the story of Jolene and Tucker Jolene spent her summers with her aunt and uncle at The Magnolia Inn, a BB 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 and travel the USA by RV Jolene is thrilled, her cousin who is a major jerk , is less than excited and no sooner than the papers are signed, he has sold off his share of the Inn to a man by the name of Tucker Tucker s wife passed away a few years earlier in a car accident and Tucker is having a very hard time getting over his wife s death and he still speaks to her in his mind Tucker lives in a trailer and after deciding to purchase the Inn, he quickly moves in The story then progresses as Jolene and Tucker begin to fix up the inn.This is a very slow burn romance A good portion of the book is spent with Tucker still mourning his deceased wife while dealing with his growing feelings for Jolene There is some adult content in the book, but all those scenes happen behind closed doors so I would consider this to be a clean romance.While I adored both Jolene and Tucker, the best characters had to be Jolene s Aunt Sugar s friends Flossie, Dotty and Lucy They are such a hoot and their scenes are some of the best in the book I compare this a bit to books by Fannie Flagg, in the scenes of how wonderfully southern it is I received a digital review copy of this book from Montlake Romance via NetGalley.Rating 4 StarsSensuality Level Sweet