Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review - "Magnolia Market"

Book Description from the publisher:

The self-help books lied: 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 finally 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?
About the Author
Judy Christie writes fiction with a Louisiana flavor. She is the author of the Green series of novels including Gone to Green. A fan of primitive antiques and porch swings, she blogs from her green kitchen couch at She and her husband live in northern Louisiana.

My Review:
"Magnolia Market" is the second Trumpet and Vine novel and it is an excellent romance story.  Samford, Louisiana is controlled by the Broussard family and Avery is unable to get break free of her former in-laws hold. As her plans and her boutique is yanked away from her, she is not giving up without a fight. When T.J. finds out the truth, he is drawn into the disagreements as well and finds himself losing his heart in the process.  This is a sweet story that focuses on fresh starts, giving and having a second chance at true love, forgiveness and moving on.  The characters became so real in the story and I felt such a connection with them as they were so easy to connect with as I was immediately drawn into the storyline and into this town.

*Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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