Magnolia Market (Trumpet & Vine #2)
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: September 23, 2014


About the Book:
Fresh starts arent nearly as glamorous as they appear. And love isnt 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?”


What I Thought:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great kind hearted story with an inspirational message. It wasn’t preachy or anything, but the inspirational Christian message/values was a backdrop to the story. I really felt for the main character. She certainly had it rough! I also like that the author didn’t turn Avery into a typical helpless female. As you go in through the story you see that she is anything but helpless. Magnolia Marker is the 2nd book in the Trumpet & Vine series. However, it can completely stand on its own. I didn’t read #1 before picking up this one, but I had no trouble at all with the storyline.

In a Nutshell:
This is a good book if you’re looking for a light and inspirational read. It’s pretty enjoyable, and not too cheesy. Points for a strong female character!
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