Magnolia House by Angela Barton (Book Review)

Magnolia House by Angela Barton

Today I am so happy to be on the Blog Tour for Magnolia House by Angela Barton. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, the author and publisher for a copy, which I have reviewed honestly.

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Magnolia House

Rowan Forrester has it all – the happy marriage, the adorable dog, the good friends, the promising business and even the dream home after she and her husband Tom win a stunning but slightly dilapidated Georgian townhouse in London at auction.

But in the blink of an eye, Rowan’s picture-perfect life comes crashing down around her and she is faced with the prospect of having to start again.

To make ends meet she begins a search for housemates, and in doing so opens the door to new friends and new beginnings. But could she be opening the door to new heartbreak too?

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My Thoughts

This is the first book I have read by Angela Barton so I wasn’t sure what to expect from Magnolia House.

The main character Rowan has some massive decisions to make when her whole world suddenly tips upside down when her husband dies suddenly.  Many books portray the devastating emotional side of bereavement but here we see the practical side too. Rowan realises that she must take in housemates in order to make the finances balance. This opens up a whole new chapter in Rowan’s life as new personalities come along and huge adjustments are made. However, although her life hasn’t turned out as planned Rowan realises that she can actually experience happiness again.

It’s hard not to like Rowan and you really feel like you go on a journey with her. The writing is beautifully descriptive with truly unique characters and a plot which grabs you and pulls you in. A highly enjoyable read.

Author Bio –  

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Angela Barton was born in London and grew up in Nottingham. She is married with three grown up children and adorable four-year-old twin granddaughters. Angela is passionate about writing both contemporary and historical fiction and loves time spent researching facts for her novels. Having signed publishing contracts for three of her completed novels with Choc Lit’s new imprint, Ruby Fiction, Angela is excited to be working alongside such a lovely team.

Angela and her husband, Paul, recently moved to France and planted a lavender field. She’s looking forward to spending more time writing in the beautiful Charente countryside working from her new writing room, a beautiful shepherd hut. Angela is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and Nottingham Writers’ Studio.


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