New Release and Review: 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 a complete standalone.  If you’ve read the Walsh Series you’ve met Magnolia and most of the other characters in this book.  You don’t need to have read the other books to enjoy this one, but if you are intrigued then definitely check out that series.  Those of us who are diehard Kate Canterbary fans have been dying for this book!  Many of us wanted to know more about this awkward, intriguing, real woman.

In this book we get a real dose of modern day dating, including the good, the bad and the weirdos.  It’s no secret that in this book Magnolia is dating two guys, especially if you’ve followed on Book + Main.  It’s all upfront and there’s no cheating or scandal involved.  They are both aware of each other.  In my opinion, Kate is one of the very few authors that could write a book like this.  I’m sure that as the reader progresses in this book they will have strong opinions on if they are #TeamBen or #TeamRob.  I definitely had my favorite from the start.  No matter which one you preferred, I guarantee that everyone will be #TeamMagnolia by the end of the book.

If you are hesitant at all about this book, don’t be.  Magnolia is so much more than you ever thought.  There are parts of Magnolia that every woman can identify with.  She struggles with her past, who she is now, and finding her way.  There were so many times I thought, “that’s exactly how I feel.”  Magnolia is someone we can all root for and want to be friends with.

Every book I read of this author, I’m in awe of her talent. Not only will you feel smarter after you read any of her books, but you will feel empowered.   You definitely need to read this book and all of the books by this author.  She is one of my very few always-one-click-don’t-need-to-read-the-blurb-buy-everything-she-writes authors.  Just do yourself a favor and buy this book!


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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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