Magnolia Drive

Magnolia Drive➸ [Reading] ➺ Magnolia Drive By Rochelle Alers ➭ – Bluevapours.co.uk After a painful divorce and failed acting career, Francine Tanner packs her things and moves back to her hometown of Sanctuary Cove There, she will join her mother in the family business as a hairstyl After a painful divorce and failed acting career, Francine Tanner packs her things and moves back to her hometown of Sanctuary Cove There, she will join her mother in the family business as a hairstylist at the Beauty Box Putting her LA dreams behind her, all Francine wants is to focus on rebuilding her lifeKeaton Grace is an independent film writer and director looking for a great place to open his own studio After happening upon the small town, he buys an abandoned building and surrounding lands to start his company But he doesn t expect to bump into the beautiful Francine Tanner when he walks into the Beauty Box for a haircut and shave Remembering her from a performance years ago in an off Broadway show, he knows exactly what role she will play in his lifeSparks fly between the two until Keaton reveals his plan he wants Francine to star in his upcoming film Tortured by her Hollywood past, she refuses to have anything to do with the film, even if it means letting go of their budding romance.

Rochelle Alers was born in Manhattan, New York, USA, where she raised She obtained degrees in Sociology and Psychology, before started to work She is a member of the Iota Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling She has traveled to countries in North, Central and South America, and Europe She is also in accomplished in knitting, crocheting and needlepointPublished since , today a full time writer, has been hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today s most prolific and popular African American authors of romance and women s fiction Withthan fifty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print, she is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, regularly chosen by Black Expressions Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award She also wrote as Susan James and Rena McLearyRochelle Alers lives in a charming hamlet on Long Island.

Magnolia Drive eBook ✓ Mass Market Paperback
    Magnolia Drive eBook ✓ Mass Market Paperback is an independent film writer and director looking for a great place to open his own studio After happening upon the small town, he buys an abandoned building and surrounding lands to start his company But he doesn t expect to bump into the beautiful Francine Tanner when he walks into the Beauty Box for a haircut and shave Remembering her from a performance years ago in an off Broadway show, he knows exactly what role she will play in his lifeSparks fly between the two until Keaton reveals his plan he wants Francine to star in his upcoming film Tortured by her Hollywood past, she refuses to have anything to do with the film, even if it means letting go of their budding romance."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 356 pages
  • Magnolia Drive
  • Rochelle Alers
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 145557497X

10 thoughts on “Magnolia Drive

  1. Tia says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here One of my new favs in the series The development of the relationship between Francine and Keaton seemed very realistic They d both been hurt in the past I liked how everyone was linked in some way and again all the back history about slaves from Cavanaugh Island I believe, this is one of the first books I ve read that discussed the wives of slave owners having babies with the enslaved men I guess many authors find that part about history too taboo I ve also been searching for books that di One of my new favs in the series The development of the relationship between Francine and Keaton seemed very realistic They d both been hurt in the past I liked how everyone was linked in some way and again all the back history about slaves from Cavanaugh Island I believe, this is one of the first books I ve read that discussed the wives of slave owners having babies with the enslaved men I guess many authors find that part about history too taboo I ve also been searching for books that discuss homosexuality during slavery between slaves and the slave masters Of course I m referring to the rape of the men and boys.Great to see how the previous cast of characters are getting on This series is fantastic and I ve enjoyed the journey.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this book for review

  2. Lori says:

    I finished this book so I d know what happened for the characters.I think these books rush the romance though, but maybe I m lookingfor a story than a mushy romance.

  3. Carmen Lang says:

    Had mixed feelings about this book It was my least favorite of the series, not because it wasn t well written I was expecting a lighter, summer romance This book wasserious in tone The main character was damaged from childhood bullying, a bad marriage and feelings of inadequacy I enjoyed seeing her open up and let love in I also liked seeing Morgan, my favorite character from the Sanctuary Cove series again.

  4. Sherri Brown berry says:

    Loved this book

  5. Pat Arnold says:

    I actually liked the story line etc but the author used too many graphic sex scenes for my taste.

  6. OpenBookSociety.com says:

    to you by OBS reviewer Jerjenmagnolia drive cacanaugh island rochelle alersMagnolia Drive by Rochelle Alers is the story of Francine and Keaton Francine is an actress and Keaton saw her perform in an off Broadway play many years ago He was infatuated with her then, and when he unexpectedly runs into her again, his feelings have not changed.Francine Tanner has returned home after a failed marriage to live with her parents and grandmother She is w to you by OBS reviewer Jerjenmagnolia drive cacanaugh island rochelle alersMagnolia Drive by Rochelle Alers is the story of Francine and Keaton Francine is an actress and Keaton saw her perform in an off Broadway play many years ago He was infatuated with her then, and when he unexpectedly runs into her again, his feelings have not changed.Francine Tanner has returned home after a failed marriage to live with her parents and grandmother She is working at her mother s beauty shop and spa She is happy that she s there and has vowed to never return to acting She has built walls around her heart and has no plans to ever remarry After she meets Keaton and begins to get to know him better, she wonders if this may be her second chance at love But does she have the courage to forget about her past heartbreak and go after a relationship with Keaton Keaton Grace has moved to Cavanaugh Island to open his own movie studio He cannot believe his luck when he realizes that Francine lives on the island He attempts to get her to take a role in a movie that he has written specifically for Francine When she declines the offer, he accepts her decision but he still wants Francine in his life Can he break down the walls around her heart so that they can live happily ever after The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional I really enjoyed reading about Francine and her family and friends and how close their relationships were They were people that I would like to get to know better and spend time with them The secondary characters played an important part in the book, and they were likable and realistic too.The writing style flows easily and this book is a very easy read Rochelle Alers is a very descriptive writer and she made Cavanaugh Island come to life for me I could feel the small town setting with all the quirkiness as though I was there The Gullah culture was described well, along with the superstitions of the area There is a lot of history concerning the area and the culture which I found very interesting There is even a touch of paranormal due to the fact that Francine has visions into the future I really enjoyed this aspect of the book.I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well developed romance There is a very interesting plot to this book and it is muchthan a romance It s a book about second chances and having the courage to go after what you want I have not read any other books by Rochelle Alers but I look forward to reading the others in the Cavanaugh Island series OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review

  7. Margaret Sholders says:

    I am glad I chose this book to read I have found another good author I don t know how I missed her before She set her story in the true South Everyone in this book is real and the reader falls right in with them Francine is working in her mother s day spa salon after giving up acting off Broadway She was burned by an ex husband Keaton saw her in a play and lost his heart Surprise when they meet in Sanctuary Cove He is an Indie movie maker He wants her to work for him but she says she w I am glad I chose this book to read I have found another good author I don t know how I missed her before She set her story in the true South Everyone in this book is real and the reader falls right in with them Francine is working in her mother s day spa salon after giving up acting off Broadway She was burned by an ex husband Keaton saw her in a play and lost his heart Surprise when they meet in Sanctuary Cove He is an Indie movie maker He wants her to work for him but she says she will not act any There are family issues and friend s issues I would recommend this book to anyone I couldn t put it down Now it s your turn to pass this story along I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley

  8. Lisa says:

    I enjoyed this novel and the intensifying love story between Fran Keaton They overcame their past hurts from failed relationships and took a chance on love I really enjoyed a glimpse into the Gullah culture and the happenings of the other couples in Sanctuary Cove, Havens Creek and Angels Landing I m really looking forward to Devon and David s story next month Really enjoying the stories from Cavanaugh Island but I have noticed that the author makes reference to the same styles of dress in I enjoyed this novel and the intensifying love story between Fran Keaton They overcame their past hurts from failed relationships and took a chance on love I really enjoyed a glimpse into the Gullah culture and the happenings of the other couples in Sanctuary Cove, Havens Creek and Angels Landing I m really looking forward to Devon and David s story next month Really enjoying the stories from Cavanaugh Island but I have noticed that the author makes reference to the same styles of dress in each novel as well as some of the descriptions are repetitive but I really have enjoyed the novels so far

  9. Hazel Robinson says:

    AwesomeI love this series I had read all of the previous books in the series,but I kept passing this one by Loved It Francine Red to her friends had been used by her ex husband Widen She was done,she left New York moved back home to the Low Country helping her mother run the Beauty Box One day a man came in for a haircut and a shave someone that knew her,but she didn t know him Keaton Grace moved to the Low Country for a slower pace and run into the woman he could not forget Awesome love AwesomeI love this series I had read all of the previous books in the series,but I kept passing this one by Loved It Francine Red to her friends had been used by her ex husband Widen She was done,she left New York moved back home to the Low Country helping her mother run the Beauty Box One day a man came in for a haircut and a shave someone that knew her,but she didn t know him Keaton Grace moved to the Low Country for a slower pace and run into the woman he could not forget Awesome love story Hopefully there will be a story about David and Devon I will be waiting for my next visit to the Low Country

  10. Sharon Eikenberry-Deary says:

    Francine was turned hard towards men While in NY to work she made a hit off Broadway play She meet Aiden with who she fell in love with, married, and divorced in a very short time frame He married her and turned around and deceived her After 8 yrs Francine didn t realize what unconditional love was Until she meet Keaton, he saw her numerous times on the off Broadway play Sisters Never thought he would see her again and when he walked into the salon spa on Cavanaugh Island he was so pleasan Francine was turned hard towards men While in NY to work she made a hit off Broadway play She meet Aiden with who she fell in love with, married, and divorced in a very short time frame He married her and turned around and deceived her After 8 yrs Francine didn t realize what unconditional love was Until she meet Keaton, he saw her numerous times on the off Broadway play Sisters Never thought he would see her again and when he walked into the salon spa on Cavanaugh Island he was so pleasantly surprised

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