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Publisher's Summary

A story about new friendships, a forgotten book club, and finding what you didn't know you needed. Welcome to Magnolia.

Maggie is 36, recently divorced and embarrassingly unemployed. With a bank account nearing zero, she does the only thing she can think of: make a business proposition to her gorgeous and successful estranged mother.

To Maggie’s utter surprise, her mother agrees. Any funds she can create off the sale of the dilapidated family inn on the island of Magnolia would be hers to invest. So, Maggie packs her few belongings and heads off to Rhode Island to make her dreams come true. 

Clementine has been stuck in Magnolia her whole life. The moment her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she knew she could never leave. And it was unrealistic for her to rely on her older brother Archer, who can't seem to outrun the ghosts of his past. 

So, when Maggie blows into town, both Clementine and Archer find themselves intrigued by the new move-in. When they stumble upon an old photograph of Maggie’s grandmother buried in the attic, Maggie can’t help but be drawn to a woman she’s never met.

In an attempt to feel closer to a family she never knew, a book club is revitalized. The Red Stilettos Book Club. What starts out as an act of desperation, soon becomes exactly what the women of Magnolia island were looking for: a sisterhood. 

The Magnolia Inn will capture you immediately after you start listening. It is a story chock-full of friendship, laughter, and swoon-worthy romance. Don’t pass up this wonderful story. Buy it today.

©2020 Anne-Maire Meyer (P)2020 Anne-Marie Meyer

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  • Martha Dunlap
  • 2020-09-16

Loved the story

Really enjoyed the story. Look forward to the next book. A good book about relationships.

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  • jeanie binder
  • 2022-05-14

Captured

Holds interest immediately and to the end.
Leaves you wanting more. I look forward to the next one in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-04-26

Too many words

How many words should it take to say that a character threw on a coat and went outside? The author describes every moment and movement of characters so thoroughly that nothing is left to the imagination. I quit listening after the first chapter.

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  • Jeaneen Goff
  • 2022-03-28

I enjoyed the story.

The narrator did not do a good job in distinguishing the differs characters. I was very hard at times to determine which character was speaking.

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  • DAL
  • 2022-02-15

Must have been written by a 12 year old!

Trite, silly and shallow, this book is for adolescent girls. The English is incorrect, repetitive and colorless.

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  • Linda Layfield
  • 2022-01-28

Pleasant story

The narrator was good but the male voice was somewhat weak.. It was a pleasant story left hanging until the end

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  • Miriam & Taylor Prell
  • 2021-10-04

My Neighborhood Book Club's Selection

Nothing worse than having to read/ listen to a story because it's a book club selection and it turns out to be the most simplistic stories I've ever heard/ read.

* No need to read between the lines; this story is packed with tell not show language
* One cliché after the other drives this story
* Repetition but not for literary effect
* Attempt at creating dynamic characters (one star) but the they lacked depth, realism, and logical development
* Descriptive language? Imagery? Minimal to no attempt at creating mood through language
* Conflicts: Quickly introduced and easily resolved

Regarding the narrator: Minimal attempt to develop distinctive characters through voice; narrator sounded like she simply read what was in front of her. Minimal emotional affect.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone looking for strong plot development, complex/ nuanced characters, and rich language.

At least I'm ready for my next book club meeting though.

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  • BW
  • 2021-09-17

just meh

No depth. Too many stories going on and it was hard to tell what was the main story line was. There should have been two narrators. It was confusing who was talking.

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  • Gramma Betty
  • 2021-04-27

good

It was ok. it seemed to end too soon. it was a nice book.... just wish it didn't quite end at the point it did

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  • Denise R
  • 2020-09-13

A delightful lighthearted story

I needed just that. It was heartwarming and cheerful and down to earth. It was a little hard to distinguish the voice of Maggie and Clementine , narrator could have done better. I look forward to the next book!