The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown

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 rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncle’s B&B is...

Details The Magnolia Inn

TitleThe Magnolia Inn
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews The Magnolia Inn

  • Elyse Walters
    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-ov...
  • Carrie
    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...
  • Lisa
    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 ...
  • Susan
    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...
  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    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!
  • Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
    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 more 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 sti...
  • Xerxia
    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.
  • 2019-01-16
    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comTHE 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.Jol...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    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 wonde...
  • Kathleen
    This book started slow for me but it built up to a wonderful story of family, friendship and love. 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 ne...
  • Sarah
    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 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...
  • Sophia
    Two broke, grieving people share an ownership in an old Victorian inn. Between the magic of the inn and the friendship that grows between them, they might both find a chance at forgiveness, healing, and love. A bit of country charm, a group of sassy friends, and a sweet, simple story are what draws me back time and again to this author's books and an engaging, familiar narrator.The Magnolia Inn, a crossover between women's fiction and contemporar...
  • Obsessive Book Whore
    The Magnolia Inn is only the second book I’ve ready by Carolyn Brown. I absolutely love her writing style, but this one was a little on the slow side for me. What drew me to this particular read over all her others was the cover. It is absolutely gorgeous and just popped out at me. Jolene Broussard was gifted one-half of The Magnolia Inn by her Aunt Sugar and Uncle Jasper which she couldn’t be more excited about. Unfortunately the other half ...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    When she inherits half an inn badly in need or repair. Jolene Broussard is equal parts thrilled and daunted. When she discovers that her original partner, the loathsome Ruben , has sold his half to someone else, Jolene's day brighten somewhat. But what if the new half owner is as bad as her cousin-by-marriage would have been? Jolene's got a lot of baggage in the love department and she's not exactly the most trusting of souls.Tucker Malone is a w...
  • Penny Wolf
    This was perhaps the most predictable, silly book I've ever read. There was no drama, no real conflict. You have an alcoholic guy who becomes sober due to the love of a good woman. REALLY? And I don't know what genre it considers itself, but I would say religious romantic--which is definitely not my cup of tea. I'm not a romance reader, but even if I were, this was ridiculously without a plot line. And if they talked about church one more time......
  • Natalie
    An absolutely terrible book. Reads like a Steel Magnolias wannabe, but a nonsensical, terrible version of it. The main story is interesting enough but it's so drawn out and repetitive. Then there's other side stories that are going on in the background that make no sense. They're insignificant and bring nothing to the story so you end up wondering why it was even mentioned in the first place. And the ending is abrupt and purely lazy writing.
  • Susan
    Good slow-building romance between two hurting people who can't seem to let go of their painful pasts. Jolene was raised by a mother who was an alcoholic and a drug addict, making Jolene the "adult" in the family. After Jolene grew up and moved out, her mom died of an overdose, leaving Jolene feeling guilty for deserting her. Then Jolene's boyfriend also turned out to be an alcoholic who cleaned out her bank accounts. She needed a chance for a fr...
  • Camie
    Okay this ones a pretty predictable old style romance about Jolene and Tucker two troubled souls who find them selves and then eventually each other as they work as business partners in restoring the Old Magnolia Inn , which Jolene inherits from her Aunt Sugar. Yep Aunt Sugar - that’s right. 3.5 stars
  • Jypsy
    The Magnolia Inn is a sweet story of healing and friendship. It's the perfect type of fiction for women everywhere. It's got a warm inviting feel and relatable characters. Give this one a try!
  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    A romance set in Texas, how much better could it get?! And to top it off, it is set in Jefferson Texas, not far from where I went to high school. And in fact, my husband and I visited this town last summer and was charmed by the small town, its residents, and the landscape.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 tak...
  • Aly
    2.5When 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 th...
  • Sally
    Absolutely awful. Forced myself to finish it for Book Club, but good gravy, this is a terrible read. The characters are bland and completely uninteresting and their banal, repetitive conversations were absolutely unbearable. Zero story arc. Boring story. The writing is absolutely abysmal. I could not wait for this to be over.
  • Diana
    This was stunningly bad. I mean absolutely awful. The writing was pedestrian, the story was ridiculous & the characters were cartoonish. The only positive thing I can say about the book is that the cover looked nice.
  • Judy Churchill
    There’s not much to this book. She’s written better things.
  • Jultri
    A quick read but not memorable. Less of a romance as the focus was more on the hero overcoming his grief following the death of his wife 3 years early. There really was very little physical and romantic awareness between the main characters for most of the book, and what was there was stated by the author rather than shown. This was an ARC provided by NetGalley.
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    I love second chance romance stories and this was an excellent contemporary romance with second chances thrown in. I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw this cover, but I also love Carolyn Brown's books. She has a folksy, fun way of telling a story and the characters in this one fit right into that. Jolene has had a rough life, losing her father when she was young and her mother sinking into addiction. Her last boyfriend was a weekend drunk...
  • Nicole Laverdure
    A beautiful Contemporary romance! 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...
  • Donna Hines
    Dream home or Nightmare?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 he...
  • Sarah
    I was given a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.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 accoun...
  • Shalini | Book Rambler
    Although I like a good romance book, this one didn't make me fall in love with it. In the first few chapters, I didn't like Tucker. I was so frustrated with the storyline that I kept screaming at the book...err.. my e-reader. Ignoring that, I found the setting of the story beautiful. I loved the way Tucker and Jolene finally got together. Overall, it is a good romance book, and I think that many romance readers will love it. Magnolia Brown is my ...