Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2020

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Reading Challenge

Clearing Off the Book Shelves 
An author whose books you are +2 behind on 
Read any new to you author 
Any series you are +2 behind on 
Start a new series 
Read a book you’ve had for six months or less 
Read a book you’ve had for over a year 
Read a book you’ve had for over five years 
Read a book you keep meaning to read 

Anything Goes 
Just Because 
Double Dip 
Recommended by 
Second Chance previous read author 
Try again (a book you one gave up on) 
I really tried, but… 

Cover you don’t like 
Mismatch (the cover doesn’t fit the book) 
Trifecta (cover, title & book theme =perfection) 
Single Person 
Body Parts (head only, torso only, etc ) 

I picked this challenge to do:
Just because (from the Reader's Choice List)
An inheritance brought her to Magnolia, but love just might keep her there…

Avery Keller arrives in Magnolia, North Carolina, with one aim: collect her inheritance and quickly put the quirky town in her rearview mirror. But the father who didn’t acknowledge her when he was alive has left Avery a mess to sort through—along with two half-sisters she’s never met and a gorgeous single dad living next door. Soon her plan to keep this colorful, close-knit community at a distance gets complicated….

Grayson Atwell has rescued plenty of people in his firefighting career. His work and his little girl, Violet, are his entire world and there’s no time for anything—or anyone—else. But the vulnerability beneath Avery’s prickly facade brings out a fiercely protective side of him. Despite her protests, Gray can see that Avery’s falling under Magnolia’s spell—just like he’s falling for her. Now the only question is: How can he convince her to give them both a chance at forever?
I don't often pick a book or series by the cover of a book but I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I did with this series. The funny part was it wasn't The Magnolia Sisters that caught my eye. It was The Merriest Magnolia that did it for me. 

I was going to just read that one and skip the two novella's and the first book in the series but decided that wouldn't do. Instead, I read them really quick so I could read The Merriest Magnolia. I hoped that I'd like it because it would be a bummer and I'd be down one-holiday book. 

Happily, for me, I loved them all. 

But for now, I'm only reviewing The Magnolia Sisters. The idea of this series isn't anything new but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. I think that had to do a lot with how it was written and the characters themselves. 

I really enjoyed all three sisters. I thought what they were going through sucked for them. I found each of their backstories to be sad in its own way and I haven't even read two of their stories yet. For me, that makes a good author. I've been given enough that I have an idea of what's going to come but yet don't know everything yet. 

Avery is a had nut. She did something she wasn't proud of and it kinda hiding out while learning about her new father. I have to admit that what she did wasn't on her and she shouldn't have been the one to pay the price but that's how life is. I'm glad she had her sisters with her. 

I enjoyed how they learned to be sisters. Only two grew up in the same town but didn't' really care for each other. Avery doesn't even know at first that she's slowly falling for the town and the people who live there. You'll enjoy reading about how her life is changing for the better. She's really a good person who cares about others and always felt like something was missing in her life. 

I also really liked Grayson too. I loved his daughter and how sweet he is with her. He's a great father. His ex-wife is horrible. Many times throughout the book I wanted to hit her. Some people shouldn't be parents. 

It seems like these two are perfect for each other and they are. I got mad at Grayson when he fell for his ex's trap but glad he figured it out. This is a wonderful story, one that made me want more. I quickly read the novellas after it. I'm so glad I did. It's a very good series and I want more. 

Come back on December 3rd "Trivia Thursday"


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