The Magnolia Chronicles by Kate Canterbary


How hard could one year of swipes and matches and awkward first dates be?

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Title: The Magnolia Chronicles:
Adventures in Modern Dating

Author: Kate Canterbary

Release Date: April 02, 2019


My mother’s New Year’s resolution for me was simple: make a serious effort at putting myself out there and dating again, and do it for one full year.

Or until I fell in love. Whichever came first.

How hard could one year of swipes and matches and awkward first dates be?

In a word: bad.

In nine words: bad and also hilarious, demoralizing, exhausting, and ridiculously amusing.

But the only thing worse than dating in the era of hookup apps and unsolicited dick pics is the absolute whole-life-flail of falling in love.


This book is EVERYTHING!  Seriously, stop reading reviews, and go grab a copy because you want to start reading it right now.  Still with me? Okay, let’s talk about the amazingness that is The Magnolia Chronicles.

I’m a huge Kate Canterbary fan.  I’ve been waiting for Gigi to get her story for what feels like a lifetime.  However, when Kate started releasing this on Book+Main, I avoided it, because I knew the wait between installments would kill me.  After reading it, I fully stand by that decision. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Of course there has been a lot of buzz about this book, so if you follow Kate on social media you have a pretty good grasp on the beginning plot, but there is so much more to this book.

This book is more than an adventure in modern dating.  It is more than witty banter. It is about more than finding love.  While it is all of those things, it is also about a woman who has made some mistakes and been backed into more than one corner learning to stand up for herself and love herself for who she really is.  Magnolia is completely imperfect perfection. The journey she sets upon is about so much more than finding a date. And following her on this journey brings all the feels. I ached for her, I cheered her on, I laughed with her, I agonized over the decisions she had to make, and I wanted to do a freaking happy dance for how everything turned out.  I absolutely adored this book from the very first word to the very last.

So, yes.  This book is EVERYTHING.  If you are looking for some of the best witty banter, hot sexy guys, romantic moments that make you swoon, and a sassy heroine you want to be best friends with, this is the book for you.  Icing on the cake? If you are already a fan of Ms. Canterbary’s work, you will absolutely adore the appearances from some of your favorite characters.

Kate Canterbary is one of my absolute favorite authors, and The Magnolia Chronicles is one of her absolute best books.  This will absolutely go down as one of the best books of 2019.


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Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since.

Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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