* Review * THE MERRIEST MAGNOLIA by Michelle Major

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* Review * THE MERRIEST MAGNOLIA by Michelle MajorThe Merriest Magnolia Series: The Magnolia Sisters #2
Published by HQN Books on October 13, 2020
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Home for the holidays has always meant cozy small-town traditions…but this year all that may change…

Carrie Reed has always been known as her hometown Good Girl, yet she still loves Magnolia, North Carolina—after all, this is where her newly discovered sisters, Avery and Meredith, live. But Christmas is on its way and with it, her first love. Dylan Scott is back in town and planning on changing everything she’s ever loved about Magnolia with his real estate development project…but not without a fight.

Returning to Magnolia was never in Dylan’s plans—it holds too many reminders that he would never be good enough, and memories of the girl he left behind. But when a tragedy leaves him guardian of a grieving teenager, Dylan returns, ready to remake the town into something only money can buy, small-town traditions be damned. But with Carrie determined to stop him, he finds himself wondering if redeeming his teenage reputation is worth losing out on his second chance at love.


My heart’s in Magnolia! With book two of her Magnolia Sisters series Michelle Major once again takes us into the center of a dream small town with a rekindling of first loves and a healing of hearts. The characters are full of life and drama, the town is warm and inviting and the animals and kids bring on the adorableness in full force. I do think you will get a better flow for the story if you read book one first. Looking forward to more in the series!

Carrie is easy to like because she does so much good for the community, but you can also easily see where her flaws come into play and appreciate the good she’s starting to infuse into her life.

Dylan really should be resented for what he’s wanting to do to the town, but he’s so sweet and floundering that you can’t help but love him.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a small town with lots of romance brewing.


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