The Road to Magnolia Glen

Reviewed by: Elizabeth Hartmann, a professional writing major at Taylor University.



Title: The Road to Magnolia Glen

Author: Pam Hillman

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Publication Date: June 2018

Format: Print book

Length: 345 pages


For a time, Quinn O’Shea is bitter because his older brothers have left him in Ireland to act as the father figure for his younger siblings. Eventually, however, he sails to America and escorts his younger brothers safely to one older brother’s plantation in Mississippi. From there, he vows to take his turn for freedom and explore the world.

His plans are foiled when he must save the Young sisters from their brother-in-law’s wicked plans. Caught amidst his dreams of a prosperous future, his duties as a gentleman, and the beguiling presence of a young Irish woman, Quinn must decide if he is willing to change his plans and choose love instead of freedom.

            The Road to Magnolia Glen continues the story started in the first Natchaz Trace novel. It follows Quinn and Kiera Young as they overcome their differences and realize their love for one another.

Although I enjoy historical romances, I was not captivated by this one. Its scenes were predictable and fell flat for me. The point of view radically switches between Quinn and Kiera and then among several other side characters. I felt that this distracted from the main plotline of the story rather than added to it. Many of the side characters seemed underdeveloped and stereotypical. Because of this, their actions often lacked convincing motivations.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Women who enjoy Christian inspirational romances and historical romances might like this book.

Christian Impact

There are Bible verses inserted throughout the story, and the characters must learn to trust in the Lord in overcoming the troubles they face throughout the book.

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The Road to Magnolia Glen (Natchez Trace #2)

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