Alys Murray comes to the blog today with a story of love, family and flowers with
The Magnolia Sisters
Harper has worked since she was a teen at the family flower farm, all the way up to managing most of the operations after her father’s accident. She, along with her two sisters all live at home, and deal with their mother’s pushing them to marriage, their father’s kindly acceptance and their own hopes for the future. But none are even dating, and living and working in the small town has none of them thinking in that direction. Except to provide the flowers or do some arrangements. So, when an “obviously” LA couple arrives and demands to hire the farm as a wedding venue, her hackles are up and things aren’t that simple. For the woman is engaged to Harper’s youngest sister May’s ex – who broke things off with no warning and she’s never quite recovered.
Luke has spent years caring for his sister Amy, from dropping out of high school to work and provide the basics, to working all the hours sent to make a splash and millions in tech. He’s determined that Amy will have everything she wants, even if he’s not that hot on her intended, and to that end, he’s going to spend time working on the farm to convince Harper to give in.
Oh this was so sweet – between the flowers, the sisters and Harper’s utter inability to see that she’s attracted to Luke in some very basic ways. And you can’t help but enjoy Amy and her determination to get Luke out of directing her life to find his own. When you add in the tension and the fears of both Harper and Luke, May’s depression about her breakup, and Amy’s determination to make everything work for Luke -and you come out with a story that is hard to put down, full of emotion, and with plenty of feelings to go around.
Title: The Magnolia Sisters
Author: Alys Murray
Also in this series: Sweet Pea Summer
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Setting: American
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 5 March, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Harper Anderson has a to-do list longer than the Colorado river, and fields of tulips to tend to at her family’s flower farm in Hillsboro County, California. It’s her dream to run the business with her sisters when their father retires, keeping up traditions that began with her great-great-grandmother.
That is, if there’s a farm left to run. Rich out-of-towners looking for a slice of country living are hiking up the prices in town and it’s putting her family out of business. So she has no time for the arrogant LA tech mogul who makes her an offer to use their farm as his sister’s wedding venue. No amount of money could make up for the destruction it would wreak on next season’s crop. The sooner Luke Martin is on his way, the better.
But Luke isn’t willing to go. He’s been looking out for his sister ever since their deadbeat parents left them to fend for themselves, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy. So when Harper’s newest farmhand leaves her in the lurch, he sees an opportunity to strike a deal. He’ll work on the farm for free if she’ll give him the chance to change her mind.
Harper and Luke each expect the other to crack first. What they don’t expect is the chemistry that sparks between them as they work side by side among the budding roses. But Luke’s presence is turning over more than the earth, and just as Harper is starting to let her guard down, he stumbles upon a secret that could spell disaster for the entire Anderson clan.
With her family’s happiness at stake, can Harper put her trust in a man who is worlds apart from everything she knows?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.