Available now: Magnolia City by Duncan W. Alderson
In the setting of high-society, oil- rich Houston, Hetty Allen has wealth, boredom, and sass, and two men on her tail.
- If you like southern lit,
- if you like just a bit of danger in a self-made man,
- and if you like a throw-back romantic novel (not to be confused with romance novel) written by a man, this one is for you.
Here’s my Rankings:
- 3.5/5 for characters
- 3.5/5 for plot
- 3.5/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
Magnolia City is really two books in one: the first, a choice; the second, all the consequences and fulfillillment of a dream. Together, this one has a bit of everything, from romance, family secrets, a quest, and a love triangle, to a touch of magical realism, a la old Mexico. Interesting characters, great storytelling, and most of all, rendering of a sense of a place in certain time of expectation.