Magnolia House by Angela Barton #Review
Today, I am delighted to welcome Angela Barton and her novel, Magnolia House , to the blog to celebrate its publication.
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?
This is an entertaining novel which has a huge dollop of romance but which also covers the themes of trying to start again. It looks at the different lifestyles which people have these days and has a definite London feel to the whole story. Rowan's life is turned upside down and her attempts to rebuild her life forms the largest part of the story.
This introduces a cast of interesting characters who you sense all have their own stories to tell. Magnolia House turns out to be a character in its own right and I loved being able to visualise what it looked like. There are some sad and poignant aspects to the story but in all, I loved following the characters' stories and wondering where their lives would lead them next.
In short: A story about second chances.
About the Author
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.
Thanks to Angela Barton, Choc Lit and Rachel of Rachel's Random Reads for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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