The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the 3rd book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles. The writing is solid and well edited. That said, the content did not provide an exciting, or even thrilling, read. It sorta feels flat and tends to allow the mind to wander to other, more interesting, topics. It took several starts and restarts to get through the book, not to say it wasn’t a good read, it just didn’t provide that hook to pull me in. The characters were unique and well-constructed, even with character development along the way, but they lacked that special something that makes you want to get to know them better. I did like the historical aspect and felt that part received more attention and research. Overall it’s a decent read to pass the time, perfect for a beach read. I received an ARC through the publisher in exchange for an honest review.