Book Review, Giveaway: Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley 6

Title: Magnolia Nights
Author: Ashley Farley
Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: September 12, 2017
Cover Designer: Damonza
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sister Series and Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a new novel of passion, intrigue and redemption.

Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She’s baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn’t seen in thirty-four years dies and leaves her a fortune. The time has come to face her past in person. Still reeling from a recent breakup of a long-term relationship, and with nothing to keep her in San Francisco, Ellie packs her meager belongings and boards a plane for the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Standing in the entryway of her grandmother’s antebellum home on South Battery Street in Charleston, Ellie faces the first of many ghosts who will soon haunt her. On her first night in the creepy, creaking mansion, as she’s perusing the titles in a dusty bookcase, she comes across her deceased mother’s leather-bound journal. Her mother’s words create more unanswered questions and send her on a quest to find more journals. As Hurricane Irma bears down on the South Carolina coast, Ellie encounters Julian Hagood, a handsome architect who has the talent to restore her dilapidated mansion and the charm to mend her broken heart. But as Ellie reads her mother’s diaries, they dislodge a stone in the wall that safeguards her memories, causing her world to come crumbling down. Revelations about her childhood lead Ellie on a harrowing journey of discovery that will hold readers spellbound until the dramatic conclusion


My Rating:



Favorite Quote:


Her eyes convict and sentence you to death before you’ve even committed the crime.


My Review:


Magnolia Nights was an unexpected yet captivating departure from the previous works I have read by Ashley Farley. I loved her Sweeney Sisters series and I was pleasantly surprised by the somewhat eerie, intriguing, and mysterious Magnolia Nights. The storyline was unpredictable and engaging, and it certainly piqued my curiosity and kept me a bit on edge from beginning to end. The tale was well-crafted and full of twists and turns as well as heaving with an eclectic cast of characters that included the endearingly flawed main character of Ellie who is struggling to recover her childhood memories as well as secondary characters who were more than bit eccentric, bizarre, and chillingly devious. The storyline could best be classified as women’s fiction that entails mystery, family drama, romance, suspense, and maybe even a restless spirit if the housekeeper were to be believed.   I was quickly pulled into the tale and had a hard time putting my Kindle down. I am eager to see what Ms. Farley does next.



Ashley Farley is the author of the bestselling series, the Sweeney Sisters Series. Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you’ve read the last word, then she’s done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, part of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.





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6 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway: Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley

  1. Reply Ashley Farley Sep 12,2017 5:52 am

    Thank you for your lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed Magnolia Nights!

  2. Reply terriluvsbooks Sep 13,2017 6:59 am

    I need to add this to my TBR. I love books that seem to combine genres.

  3. Reply boundtowriting Sep 13,2017 7:53 am

    Sounds like an intriguing book! Great review!

  4. Reply Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books Sep 13,2017 8:06 am

    This sounds interesting and I love that cover.

  5. Reply theabominablebookgirl Sep 13,2017 8:39 am

    This looks good but i kind of really want to read The Sweeney Sister Series, partially because Sweney Todd and partially because I like starting with the first book praised! You always add to my tbr!

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