Review: Magnolia City

Available now: Magnolia City by Duncan W. Alderson

***3.5/5 stars

In the setting of high-society, oil- rich Houston, Hetty Allen has wealth, boredom, and sass, and two men on her tail.

Recommended readers:

  • 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


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.

Magnolia City is available on Amazon and through Oyster books.

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