Book Review: Magnolia Market

Posted by Katrina Roets at 1:48 PM

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fresh starts aren t nearly as glamorous as they appear. And love isn t any easier the second time around.

Avery Broussard was savoring her long-dormant optimism. It was the first anniversary of her husband s death, and she was fi nally going to buy the dress boutique from her former mother-in-law. After a year of saving, the deal was nearly done. Avery was about to get her life back.

But every deal in Samford, Louisiana, can change at the whim of a Broussard. After being unceremoniously ejected from the very boutique she planned to buy the boutique she herself had rescued from ruin she becomes a woman without a future . . . suddenly at war with her late husband s family.

When carpenter T. J. Aillet begins working for the Broussards doing manual labor, he overhears enough to know that Avery is being victimized. Soon enough, T. J. is lassoed into the squabble by his family connections, his good heart . . . and the undeniable attraction he feels toward Avery.

But the Aillets are no strangers to Samford society and T. J. knows what happens when you cross the Broussards. Could these two misfits ever make a start together? Or will the pressures of Samford society pull them apart before they even get a chance to try?"

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Another late night read when I couldn't fall asleep. As usual, I'd planned on only reading a chapter or two and yet didn't close it until I'd finished the last page. While the second book in a series, this book can easily stand on its own. I hadn't read the first book and it didn't make a lick of difference. The characters are well developed and the story keeps moving right along. I'm now wishing that I'd had a chance to read the first book in this series because I'm sure hoping that there's a third. If you're looking for a nice, easy read about small town life and "high" society, I think that you'll enjoy this book, especially if you enjoy underdogs.

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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.
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