Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Magnolia Market (Trumpet & Vine) by Judy Christie

Book Description:  Fresh starts aren’t nearly as glamorous as they appear. And love isn’t any easier the second time around.
Avery Broussard was savoring her long-dormant optimism. It was the first anniversary of her husband’s death, and she was fi nally going to buy the dress boutique from her former mother-in-law. After a year of saving, the deal was nearly done. Avery was about to get her life back.
But every deal in Samford, Louisiana, can change at the whim of a Broussard. After being unceremoniously ejected from the very boutique she planned to buy—the boutique she herself had rescued from ruin—she becomes a woman without a future . . . suddenly at war with her late husband’s family.
When carpenter T. J. Aillet begins working for the Broussards doing manual labor, he overhears enough to know that Avery is being victimized. Soon enough, T. J. is lassoed into the squabble by his family connections, his good heart . . . and the undeniable attraction he feels toward Avery.
But the Aillets are no strangers to Samford society—and T. J. knows what happens when you cross the Broussards. Could these two misfi ts ever make a start together? Or will the pressures of Samford society pull them apart before they even get a chance to try?

My Thoughts:  I've had the pleasure of reading all the "Going to Green" books and Sweet Olive by Judy Christie.  So, I was excited to read her latest and newest book, Magnolia Market (Trumpet & Vine).  
I like Avery.  She's tough but kind hearted.  She's true blue but not a pull.the.wool over kind.of.person.  She sticks to what she believes in!
But all of Avery's well laid plans go awry when her terrible in-laws, the parents of her late husband, literally try to cast her out of business, out of her home and out of town!  But enter T.J. Alliet!  A man who sees through the in-laws and knows that someone needs to help Avery.  Well, he also likes Avery very much...you know, attraction!  {sigh!}
Together Avery and T.J. take on the "crown jewels" of the Samford society.  Avery knows what who's going up against but poor T.J. not quite so. 
Judy Christie writes with emotion, so much emotion that I felt as if I were Avery...and I felt the pain and sorrow of someone trying to make an out cast of a really good christian person.  
Forgiveness and romance are two of the themes of this great read. 
If you enjoy good christian romance without all the "stuff."  Then you'll enjoy this read!
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Series: Trumpet & Vine
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (September 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310330572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310330578

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