Review: The Banty House by Carolyn Brown

Posted 17 August, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Banty House by Carolyn Brown
Title: The Banty House
Author: Carolyn Brown
Published by Montlake
Date Published: 26 May, 2020
Pages: 288
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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A homeless young woman finds an unexpected family in beloved New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s novel of healing hearts and new beginnings in a small Texas town.

In the fading town of Rooster, Texas, all that’s really left is a service station, a church…and the Banty House, a long-ago Depression-era brothel. For more than seventy-five years, Betsy, Connie, and Kate Carson have called their mama’s house a home. The three eccentric sisters get by just fine with their homemade jams and jellies, a little moonshine on the side, and big hearts always open to strangers. Like Ginger Andrews.

An abandoned teen with a baby on the way and nowhere to go, she’s given a room to call her own for as long as she wants. The kind invitation is made all the sweeter when Ginger meets the sisters’ young handyman, Sloan Baker. But with a past as broken as Ginger’s, he’s vowed never to get close to anyone again. As a season of change unfolds, Ginger and Sloan might discover a warm haven to heal in the Banty House, a place to finally belong, where hope and dreams never fade.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
I am a long time fan of Carolyn Brown. Her work just does something to soothe the soul. I know when I sit down with a Brown book, I’m going to get some smiles, some tears, some laughs and whole lotta loving from her novels!

The Banty House was beautifully chiseled. I felt all the raw emotions of Ginger as she was a young girl about to become a mama. I felt the hesitancy of Sloan as his feelings for Ginger became more than just a friend. And, lord have mercy, let’s not forget the Carson sisters! Those sweet souls! I loved them so much!

I definitely recommend this well written novel of finding a love, finding a forever home, and of friendship. It’s masterfully written by a truly seasoned author and I loved every page turn. Four stars, two thumbs and lots of praises for this quick read! Well done, Brown. Well done!

About Carolyn Brown

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of less than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.

A plaque hangs on her office wall that says I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas. That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.

She has been married almost half a century to a retired English teacher that she calls Mr. B and he does not read her books before they are published because she cannot afford a divorce. They have three grown children.—and enough grandchildren to keep them busy and young.

When Carolyn is not writing she likes to sit in the back yard and watch the two tom cats protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, other cats, spiders and blue jays.

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