The Sweet Smell of Magholias and Memories by: Celeste Fletcher McHale

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and MemoriesThe Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You can go on for years thinking you had all the answers until you realize you don’t understand all the questions.

A sweet romance with conflicting emotions and relationships. The beginnings of a novel are so important and this came with a bitter sweet moment that left you unsure of a couple obviously in love. Colin and Jacey met in the worst of circumstances, on top of a roof in Louisiana in the middle of storm getting to know each other while comforting each other not knowing if they would come out alive. Jacey was rescued by the coast guard along with a little boy and that is all she remembers. She remembers Colin in how he comforted and encouraged her but a year later, does not know how to get in contact with him.

As fate would have it, they meet again under different circumstances. It is in these circumstances that they each face their past. With all relationships, there is misunderstandings and this couple has plenty. The misunderstandings keep them apart but in in this time, they each learn something about their own broken hearts that need healing.

The character and plot development was engaging. Jacey had the support of a good friend that was witty and had her back at all costs. This relationship was fun and gave Jacey more depth in her character. Colin had issues with his father and came to understand that you don’t always know what battles others go thru. It is in these battles the war is won when we come along aside and work the differences together in knowing the whole picture.

There is plenty of irony with one and I enjoyed immensely.

A Special Thank You to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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