I selected this book because of the subtitle: A Natchez Trace Novel. I use to travel the Natchez Trace as a child. I thought it would be fun and exciting to read a book that took place on the Natchez Trace.
Well, it was fun but not exciting. I LOVE to read but get bored sometimes with the same ole, same ole storyline. This book wasn't as boring and predictable as some Historical Christian Romance that I have read lately, but it wasn't anything revolutionary either. Magnolia Glen also is the second in a series of which I had not read the first book. I think that hurt my ability to care about a couple of the characters. The main characters in the first series were pretty prominent in this book and since their character development occurred in the first book, I just never really bonded with them. The author did do a really good job of "retelling" the important parts of the first book so I did not feel lost or anything.
Another minor issue I have with Magnolia Glen is the kissing. It was not excessive but I feel that kissing should be saved for marriage at best, but at least it should be saved for after some sort of commitment is made. And, I have read other Historical Christian Romances that have not had the kissing issue and the story still worked well so I don't think it has to be done early on in a storyline. That is just a personnel preference. Magnolia Glen wasn't overly gushy, but I did want to mention it.
Overall, this was an ok book. I wouldn't call it great, but it was pretty good.