⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5 stars
A beautifully tragic love story that will leave you raw and in tears.
Cassius Clay Armstrong is a young man who is battling with his mind and his heart to give Magnolia May Carter the life she deserves, even if she is not aware that it’s also the life that she wants. Cassius “Cash” strolled into Magnolia “Maggie’s” life when she was but 15 and his heart found her and wouldn’t let go, but life has a way of tricking you sometimes. He knew that he was not good enough for her and he was also a young man who carried shame for his home life. He didn’t want Maggie to know that his father was a terrible man who had no love for him.
Magnolia May Carter was a young girl who had no felt alone in her world, until one boy found her in the library and helped her realize that life could continue even with the heartache that she was carrying around. At 14 Maggie thought that no cared, and she was so lonely and depressed that life had no meaning any longer, until Lucien Dubois walks into the library and finds her in the Harry Potter section. The find that they have a lot in common and their friendship starts strong and easy.
Lucien Dubois is the outcast of their school and always being bullied by the kids at school. He found peace when he was in the library, writing poetry, or playing his guitar and making music. A humble young man who lost his father at a young age, raised by his mom in the bayou, who worked hard so that she and Luc could survive. When his mother takes up with the Mayor of New Orleans and becomes the talk of the town due to a man who will go to any length to get what he wants. He is a man in power and uses that power to keep others under his thumb.
This is a story of life, love, loss, and tragedy. The characters are vulnerable, raw, and colorful. My favorite quote of all the books is from Cash in the final chapter, “A story of friendship and sacrifice and redemption and love. I don’t suppose most folks could ask for more than that.” This sums up the story completely for me. I’ve read Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc., series and loved them. I found this story to be so different from that series but loved it just as much. I give this story 5-stars and suggest you one-click this story and read it.