Friday, October 3, 2014

Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market
A Trumpet and Vine Novel
Judy Christie
Avery is purchasing a boutique from her late husband's family when everything begins to fall apart. She is thrust into a life she didn't plan for and must either give up or come out fighting. She had planned to get her life back after her husband and his family did a number on her. But she never planned on starting over from scratch. But sometimes God has other plans that are even better than what we could imagine.

Small town fiction is not normally my genre of choice. This one began by reinforcing my opinion. It started out slow and frustrating. There were so many people and missing pieces that I felt completely lost. I didn't realize when I picked the book that it was part of a series and since I haven't read the first book I don't know if both are this way or you need to read the first one to get a better picture.
But once I found my footing about a third of the way through the story picked up. The characters are well developed and fun to spend time with. There are lots of different characters and the pace is slow as is typical of small town fiction, but the story flows smoothly once it really begins. There wasn't an epilogue so I'm guessing the author intends to write more in this series.
Overall it was a nice story. If you like small town fiction then you'll love this book. It checks off all of the boxes for that genre.

I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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