"A gentle romance with a touch of paranormal suspense"

Cindi Lynn's parents divorced when she was just a child and Cindi hasn't heard from her father since the divorce. He now lives in Magnolia House in North-western Louisiana with his Colombian mistress. Following the death of her mother, Cindi receives word that her father has gone missing in South America. Then her father's mistress, Consuelo Flowers tells Cindi she is going to look for him and asks her to look after Magnolia House. Cindi accepts hoping to escape her grief and reconnect with Jim Lynn but when she arrives she finds that the house is far from empty. Ghosts, a mysterious big cat, an ex-fiancÚ, a Colombian woman who claims she worked for Jim Lynn and a caretaker who is far too attractive for Cindi's peace of mind are all vying for her attention. Then Consuelo Flowers body is discovered.

Magnolia House is a gentle romance with a touch of paranormal suspense. One of the most refreshing aspects of this book for me was Dell Comeaux. An artist who practices martial arts, prefers bare feet and likes to cook he is certainly not a typical romance novel hero. Since Cyndi Lynn is very much his opposite in character Dell is just what she needs to help her to loosen up a little and start to enjoy life again. It is also worth noting that Cindi is older than Dell as this is not to the taste of some readers. Although I liked the book I found that I had problems identifying with the hero and heroine since both were in their early twenties and younger than myself.

Barbara Small for PNR Reviews and Book Isle Paperbacks

Reviewed by Barbara Small
Posted December 26, 2002


Magnolia House
by Lyn Lawrence

Amber Quill Press
October 24, 2002
ISBN #1592799868
170 pages
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