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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book of the Month - November 2011

My Book of the Month for November is Magnolia House by Pauline Barclay, and it's something a bit different - a family story in which the central character is an older woman, and it's a very thought-provoking read.

Here's what Amazon has to say about it:

"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."

Pauline adds:

"Magnolia House is not about romance. It's about love and pain and what happens when hearts are broken into tiny pieces."

If all this sounds rather gloomy, please rest assured it's not a gloomy read! It's hopeful and uplifting and ultimately about the triumph of the human spirit. All in all, it's a lovely book.


  1. Thank you so much Margaret for your wonderful words about Magnolia House and for making it your book of the month, I am truly honoured. xx

  2. Totally agree with you Margaret, this is a lovely read.