Magnolia House #BookReview #BlogTour

Written by Angela Barton


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Magnolia House




When you open up your home and your heart … 

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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A Rather Enjoyable Read!  5-stars


This begins as the story of a young couple buying a new home and expands into so much more. A rather enjoyable read!

Rowan and Tom have made the decision to move south to the capital; now all they need is the ideal home. When the couple first see Magnolia House it’s in a dreadful state of disrepair but they can see beyond that to the potential it offers. When their offer at auction is accepted, the future seems shiny and bright. However, fate has different ideas.

This story follows Rowan through two of the most fraught and eventful years of her life. Encompassing her friends, family and acquaintances, there is plenty going on. There is fun, humour, a bit of mystery and a few dollops of sadness all mixed in together, making this a charming read. I must admit to being a little disappointed that the renovation details were glossed over, given the book title. I did, however – as always – really love the addition of Jet, the spaniel – and the cover is gorgeous!

My thanks to publisher Choc Lit for my copy via NetGalley; also to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romance, women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook, audio
  • Size: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Choc Lit
  • Publication Date: 29 January 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
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Meet the Author


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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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