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The Road to Magnolia Glen

(Natchez Trace #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  135 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
1792, Natchez Trace, MS
Bitter since his eldest brother abandoned their family in Ireland, Quinn O’Shea travels to Natchez, Mississippi, ready to shuck the weight of his duty and set off on an adventure of his own. It’s time Connor, as head of the family, took responsibility for their younger siblings. While aboard ship, a run-in with three Irish sisters lands Quinn in the
Kindle Edition, 417 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I was excited to return to the dangerous Natchez Trace and haven of Breeze Hill. This book can be read on its own, but I loved the first book The Promise of Breeze Hill, so I recommend reading it as well. Quinn has a lot of the same qualities as his older brother Connor- hard working, dedicated to his brothers, and protective of those who need help. His resentment over being left behind and carrying the burden of raising his younger brothers creates a rift in his relationship Connor which they w ...more
Amanda Tero
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can we just pause a moment and enjoy this cover?! I mean, beautiful cover, Mississippi author (my state), 18th century, the Natchez trace… all of these lured me to this book, and I was not disappointed.

Irish immigrant Kiera is in charge of her two younger sisters, flighty and heedless Amelia and tomboy Megan, bringing them to the husband in American that her brother-in-law has set up for her to marry. Meanwhile, another Irish immigrant, Quinn O’Shea, is surrogate father to his two younger brothe
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Psssssttttt....Connor, I'll always love you best but your brother, Quinn...he's the kind of reluctant hero I can dust off my fainting couch for. Irish. Brooding. Gallant in spite of himself. Disgruntled verging on contented if he'd just stop seething long enough! The inner turmoil flies off the page and clobbers an unsuspecting reader right between the eyes! What's not to love, right?

Well, Kiera isn't a fan at the start. Not from their first little dust off on the ship heading to America and not
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. People we count on disappoint, we might be thrown into positions we never asked for and forced to live feeling as if we're paying for other people's mistakes. Bitterness creeps in, anger and hurt take up every thought.

This is how Quinn O'Shea felt when his older brothers left to live adventures overseas and far from family - at least that's the way he saw it. Imagine his surprise, after years of silence, suddenly receiving the news that he and his younger
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Readers of The Promise of Breeze Hill will enjoy revisiting the plantation. But those who haven’t won’t be left out. Author Pam Hillman balances details of the previous book while weaving an entirely new and unique story for Quinn and Keira with precision (though I do suggest you start with the first book because Connor and Isabella’s story is totally worth the read).

There is a bitter seed planted in Quinn O’Shea’s heart. He’s the one who stayed to care for his two younger brothers while the oth
The Road to Magnolia Glen has been one of my most anticipated reads for 2018 since I read Pam Hillman's first Natchez Trace novel, The Promise of Breeze Hill, last year. I've been waiting to meet another of the O'Shea brothers and curious to see who his love interest would be.

Quinn O'Shea turns out to be quite a bit like his older brother, Connor, though at the start he would resent that being said. Determined to take care of their youngest brother, to make his way in the world, and to avoid ent
Beth Erin
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I simply adore the O'Shea brothers! Quinn has begrudgingly stepped up to fill the role of caretaker/guardian for the two youngest O'Sheas. While he tends to blow a lot of steam over his older brothers' past choices, Quinn's loyalty runs deep. This middle born O'Shea brother has a protector's heart!

Kiera Young has been sent to the Colonies with her two younger sisters in tow for the purpose of an arranged marriage. Kiera conducts herself with dignity and class as
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Road to Magnolia Glen is a addition to the Natches Trace series. The second installment involves Quinn O’Shea and his brothers coming to Mississippi from Ireland. During his travel, he encounters the three Young sisters who are, also, coming from Ireland. I was not sure what to think of Quinn at first but I quickly grew to love him. Especially, when he and Keira Young become friends.
I enjoyed The Promise of Breeze Hill but I enjoyed this one much more. A wonderful inspirational.
I give this b
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exciting, on the edge of your seat finish from the second in Pam Hillman's 'Natchez Trace' series. I have to be honest. I struggled a bit with the first book, but I imagine there's lots of ground work to be laid with a series opener. By now we are familiar with the people of the Breeze Hill plantation, the lay of the land - the seafaring city of Natchez and the dangerous road called the Trace. Connors brothers were sent for towards the end of book 1, and this story begins with their arrival in N ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed Pam's other books, and this one was no exception. It starts out with the story of the younger brother of the main character of the previous novel and carries on with the previous characters, so it is one that you will want to read in order.

I loved the history of immigration, even the dark details that surrounded it, and the tale of forgiveness and mercy. My heart was pounding at times, throughout the story, wondering how things would turn out, and in the end, I was completely sat
Kim Villalva
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! It had me hooked from the very first page to the last!

While this book continues the story of Irish O'Shea's family's journey to setting up new lives in America, it is easily read as a standalone story that will have you seeking out the first book, The Promise of Breeze Hill, as well as other books by this very talented author!

Hillman recreates 1792 in Natchez Trace, MS with vivid descriptions of the town and the plantation home of Breeze Hill, authentic language and fasci
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book--one of my favorites released this year!

From the details of plantation life all the way to the major plotline of human trafficking, this story was riveting. I so enjoyed getting to know the characters and watching them fall in love as they faced the challenges of survival, keeping their siblings out of trouble, and searching for a place to truly belong. I have also added this book to a Goodreads List of Christian Novels Containing Sigh-worthy Kisses! Such a sweet romance. I love h
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, I do love me some Irish hero action and this book had it in plenty. I very much enjoyed the first book in this series and this book just added to the story. This time we are introduced to Conner’s younger brothers who are now finally able to join him in America. All accept one, Caleb, who I am hoping we will get to see his story next.

Quinn, Rory, and eight year old Patrick are on their way to Breeze Hill and on their ship are three sisters who are also going to America. Kiera and her two
Paula Shreckhise
The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman is book two in the Natchez Trace series.

This second book about The Natchez Trace furthers the story of Conner and Isabella from The Promise of Breeze Hill. The heroine, Kiera, is a fiesty Irish lass. The hero, Quinn, is a responsible, determined, hardworking young man who has yet to realize his dream.

I so loved the setting of this book in the Natchez Trace of 1792. I had fun picturing the docks of the early town and the Plantations of Breeze Hill, Braxto
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this second installment of the Natchez Trace series, we meet younger brother Quinn O’Shea as he heads to America from Ireland. Just as his older brother Conner was ready to indenture himself in the first book, Quinn is ready to shuck the chains of responsibility to see the world in the second. Feelings between the two are fiery and Quinn blames Connor for many things. Throw in a pretty lass he meets on board in the form of Kiera Young along with her younger sisters, and you’ll really see Iris ...more
Joan Arning
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Road to Magnolia Glen will keep your attention! Quinn O'Shea and his two young brothers arrive in Natchez on the same ship as Kiera Young. Kiera arrives from Ireland expecting to be wed to a man she has never met only to find she and her younger sisters have been sold to a brothel owner! Quinn is an excellent male character who can't let this happen especially not to the youngest sister! Kiera's concern for her sisters will touch your heart. You will learn much about life in Louisiana in the ...more
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing


After a long ocean voyage, Kiera Young realizes as soon as she steps on the dock that she has been deceived. After being duped into believing Natchez Mississippi offered a good future for Kiera and her younger sisters they willingly left Ireland and made the long voyage. Alone in the new world without a soul to turn to for support, Kiera finds a nightmare lurks for the three of them. Worse yet, it seems that le
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

"The truth of what her brother-in-law had done was shocking."

Arriving in Natchez,Mississippi with her two younger sisters, Kiera Young immediately learns that her hopes for the future were nothing more than a heinous farce. Coming to her rescue is none other than the handsome Irishman with whom she had made a casual acquaintance aboard ship. Is " a man who's willing to risk his life for you worth giving your life to?".

Escaping under the cover of darkness, Quinn O'Shea delivers the ter
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is a sequel to "The Promise of Breeze Hill", and I liked the first one very much. "The Road to Magnolia Glen" has not quite delivered it for me. Everything was pretty calm and uneventful, mostly focusing on Quinn wanting to leave and see the world. It was pretty funny that such a good lad would be kissing a girl several times and at the same time finding a notion of marrying her shocking. Also I did not understand why he would have to become an indentured servant to his brother to get ...more
Lisa Johnson
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Road to Magnolia Glen (A Natchez Trace Novel #2)
Author: Pam Hillman
Pages: 448
Year: 2018
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This second book in the Natchez Trace series is set in 1792 when Mississippi was still a territory under Spanish control. Quinn O’Shea and two of his brothers are bound for Breeze Hill Plantation, the home of his brother Connor. Quinn plans to get his two younger brothers settled in their new home and under Connor’s watch and the
Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
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I was thrilled to travel back to the Natchez Trace in this second novel from Pam Hillman. With vivid details and engaging characters, I was transported into this exciting story of betrayal and learning to trust God when things seem their darkest.

This spellbinding story is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I was kept up late into the night, turning pages eager to find out what would transpire
Dana Michael
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Read

The Road to Magnolia Glen is the second book in the series by Pam Hillman. It was a very enjoyable and easy read. This story had likeable characters, suspense and romance. This book focused on the second brother, Quinn. He was a hard working swoon worthy hero.
We are also introduced to two other brothers as well. I can't wait for the next installment.
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Road to Magnolia Glen is a well written inspirational romance. I loved the plot, the well developed characters and the setting. Ms. Hillman is a new author to me and I look forward to reading more of her books. Fans of historical romance will enjoy this book.
Becca-Rae Weidel
Pam Hillman has weaved together an intriguing story of hope and mystery. It's a fast-paced novel about longing for both freedom and belonging, with plenty of action in the fight for it. Each character faced unexpected hurdles upon their arrival at Natchez. Quinn was expecting to hand off his younger brothers to their eldest brother Connor so that he'd be able to have his own adventures. Kiera was expecting her journey to lead her to a respectable man and his hand in marriage. Neither one of them ...more
The Books and Biscuits Blog
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Road to Magnolia Glen – Pam Hillman (4-4.5 Stars)

The Road to Magnolia Glen continues Ms. Hillman’s Natchez Trace series. Set in the late eighteenth century, this novel builds on the cast of characters first introduced in The Promise of Breeze Hill. Quinn O’Shea travels to meet his brother, Connor, in Mississippi, bringing along his two younger brothers from Ireland. During the ocean journey, he encounters Kiera Young and her younger sisters. When the families land in Mississippi, the Young s
Melissa Moore
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Historical fiction fans will agree this is a five star series. I read The Road to Magnolia Glen, Book #2 in the Natchez Trace series . After just a few pages, I was digging into additional resources to find out more about Mississippi’s Natchez Trace. Its historical value is so vital that it is has been designated a National Parkway, managed by the National Park Service. A historical fiction book is always a winner when it prompts readers to go looking for more.

The immigrant experience is feature
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kiera Young braved a voyage across the Atlantic with two younger sisters, expecting to wed upon her arrival in Natchez, Mississippi. Quinn O'Shea also crosses the Atlantic looking to begin a new life full of adventure and devoid of the responsibilities he's carried for years. When Kiera's fiance turns out to be an unsavory business man with no intention of marriage, Quinn intervenes on behalf of Kiera and her sisters. Secreting them away to Breeze Hill where his older brother resides, Quinn find ...more
Nora St Laurent
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you enjoyed Promise of Breeze Hill (book one in Natchez Trace series) as much as I did then you will love the sequel. Readers get to meet Connor O’Shea’s brother Quinn who has traveled a long way to unite with his brother. On the boat ride to America, Quinn gets to know Kiera and her three younger sisters; who was sent by her brother-in-law who made an arrangement to marry a man in this foreign land.

Life in Natchez Trace, MS isn’t what any of them expected. Quinn wants to see the world he doe
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Road to Magnolia Glen is book 2 in A Natchez Trace Novel Series by Pam Hillman. This story takes place in Natchez, Mississippi in 1792. It takes off where book one stops so it is best to read them in order, however the author fills in so it is not necessary.
Quinn O'Shea feels bitterness towards his brother Connor for leaving Ireland. With the death of their parents, Quinn was left alone to care for their younger brothers. Quinn and the younger brothers have now been able to come to America.
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book which was just as enjoyable as the first one. I was initially saddened upon discovering that Quinn blamed his brother for their separation over the years but despite all that he still decided to take his younger brothers across and deliver them safely to their older brother before going out to explore life. While trying to empty his plate of responsibilities he accidentally adds more responsibility to his plate in the form of three sister Keira, Amelia and Megan and time and ...more
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CBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't ...more

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