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Magnolia House [Kindle Edition]

Pauline Barclay
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Jane Leonard gave half of her house to her only son, little did she realise that within twelve months, she would be forced to sell the home she had lived in for nearly five decades.

The choice for this action was not hers, but the events that led up to her handing over fifty percent of Magnolia House paled by comparison to what happened after the ink had dried on the documents that named the new owners.

As Magnolia House is put on the market for sale, love and betrayal, hopes and dreams and ultimately family loyalty will affect the lives of all of those who become involved

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  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755211618
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00480OQJO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,240 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, easy to read and heartfelt August 23, 2012
By Beeshon
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a lovely, snuggly novel. And Pauline illustrates how a novel can be a page-turner without having to be action-packed. Magnolia House was, however, absolutely bursting at the seams with emotions--from those that come with the grief of death to those that come with the joy of birth and everything in between. All poignantly and skilfully intertwined in this very enjoyable book.

Having signed over half her house to her son, Ben, widowed Jane Leonard suddenly finds herself with no option but to sell her beloved Magnolia House--her home for many years--when Ben's wife insists on claiming the value of his share. It's a home where Jane has experienced love and happiness and, sadly, more than a human being's fair share of tragedy. Her efforts to put prospective buyers off comes to an abrupt end when Sally and Steve Bingley fall in love with the property and are determined to be undeterred by Jane's tactics in order to pursue their desire to open their very own B&B in this perfect house.

Misunderstandings, coincidences, kindness, and fate all play an important role in the future of the wonderful cast of characters: some pathetic ones, some tragic ones, some infuriating ones, some amusing ones--all varied and very credible. It's said that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of six people, and Pauline brings this into play in this book--albeit in the same little village!

I love Pauline's style. This is a delightful book that's wonderfully easy and effortless to read, straightforward, yet expressive and heartfelt. It brings a smile to your face and not just because of the sometimes gentle humour. I liked that the ending was not in the slightest bit predictable; Pauline instils a clever and compelling element of `I wonder how this is going to end' right to the very end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful read January 20, 2012
By Erin
Format:Kindle Edition
Once again have some tissues handy! I really enjoyed this fast paced and quick read(I do read fast though). Delightful characters kept this story moving and not once was I bored. In fact, at one point I was thinking, "hurry up! hurry up! read the darn letter!! :) This story had me amused at the antics and delightful descriptions of Jane and also brought me to tears on more than one occasion. The author, Ms Barclay, had me enjoying a rather cold afternoon here in Canada. A pleasurable read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly written book November 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Pauline Barclay has done it again! She is an amazing writer. Her characters are full and so unbelievably real that you feel like they are your friends. Magnolia House is full of so much emotion that it appears to spill out of my Kindle. You will most certainly need a box of tissues when you read this book. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Jane Leonard had no idea what was in store for her when her son, Ben and his wife, Maddie and the children came to live with her. The emotional ride is well worth taking as the story unfolds.

Way to go, Pauline!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A house full of memories October 2, 2011
Format:Paperback
Magnolia House is written by Pauline Barclay.

Jane Leonard is a seventy year old Lady who has suddenly found herself living alone in Magnolia House. Just 12 months previous she shared the house with her beloved Son and his family.

So much can happen in just 12 month. Jane never imagined that she would have to sell the house that holds so many precious and sometime very painful memories spanning five decades. With huge reluctance Magnolia is put on the Market. Love and betrayal, hopes and dreams and ultimately family loyalty will affect the lives of all of those who become involved.

Can Jane actually let go of Magnolia House and move on? Will new friendships actual help heal old wounds? One lady's actions can change the lives of many around her.

What Pauline has written here is an amazing emotional story wrapped in so much sorrow but with the faintest hint of hope as you turn each page. The book starts with a group of people who are interwoven into the story but with no connection to the house.

I have read a number of books this year that have moved me, but non so much as this one. This really is a gorgeous story that made me have tears streaming down more often than not. I loved the way you get to understand why Jane is like she is, the way she relates and reacts to people who come around her. This book gives me hope!

This is the 3rd book of Pauline's I have read and with each of them there is a real beautiful feel to them. Pauline really knows how to hold the reader's attention and be desperate to know what happens next with her writing. I'm an a big fan of Pauline's work. (Adore the new cover too!
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More About the Author

Years ago I gained a BA (Hons) degree from the Open University, today I spend my time writing fiction. I have three books published: Sometimes It Happens...
Magnolia House and Satchfield Hall.

I am a British Yorkshire lass, but have lived in several different locations including, Suffolk, Surrey in the UK and Holland. Today, I live on the beautiful volcanic island of Lanzarote with my husband and our two gorgeous rescue doggies.

You can also catch up with me and read excerpts from my three books at
www.paulinebarclay.co.uk
and
http://paulinembarclay.blogspot.com

and chat on Twitter @paulinembarclay




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