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  • The Banty House
  • Carolyn Brown
  • English
  • 23 July 2019

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  1. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    EXCERPT Change is a good thing Kate Carson wished she had the person who had first said that by the throat She d choke them until their face turned blue and then slap them for being that colour She didn t like change ABOUT THIS BOOK 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 Forthan seventy five years, Betsy, Connie, and Kate Carson have called their mama s house a home The three EXCERPT Change is a good thing Kate Carson wished she had the person who had first said that by the throat She d choke them until their face turned blue and then slap them for being that colour She didn t like change ABOUT THIS BOOK 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 Forthan 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 MY THOUGHTS WARNING if you are on a diet, DO NOT read this book The Banty House is full of comfort food hot, buttery croissants, muffins, bacon, homemade jams and jellies need I go on This whole read is just like comfort food It made me laugh out loud, it choked me up, and left me feeling all warm and fuzzy and with a wide smile on my face and a twinkle in my eyes Reading The Banty House how it got its name is a story on its own is as comforting as a hot bath on a cold winter s night, and as tasty as the first bite into one of those hot buttery croissants Betsy has just placed a plate of onto the breakfast table along with a fresh pot of coffee I just loved these three elderly, unconventional women who go to the hairdresser and return with a 19 year old, homeless, pregnant, woman named Ginger Betsy, Kate and Connie may never have married, may have always lived in the same house, and what a history that house has, in the same town, but they definitely have lived As I said, unconventional We learn their interesting back stories during the course of the novel These women are feisty, sassy and warm hearted with cores of steel But don t ever get on the wrong side of them Just wait til you read what they do to Edith I loved The Banty House by Carolyn Brown, my first book by this author It definitely won t be my last .5 TheBantyHouse NetGalley it s just money That ain t nothing but dirty paper with dead presidents on it ABOUT THE AUTHOR Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given mestory ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend He s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish onechapter Life is good and I am blessed Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way Writing joined reading in my list of passions I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean I love the Florida beaches Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.I love writing romance because it s about emotions and relationships Human nature hasn t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden Settings change Plots change Names change Times change But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever Romance is about emotions love, hate, anger, laughter all of it If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils The story that emerged has never sold but it s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list Folks ask me where I get my ideas Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren Note I was a very young grandmother Life is a zoo around here when they all come home In one Sunday afternoon there s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story And while I m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I m telling it right and not exaggerating too much Pesky little devils, they are DISCLOSURE A huge thank you to Montlake Romance via NetGalley for providing a digital ARC of The Banty House by Carolyn Brown for review and for introducing me to this amazing author All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review and others are also published on Twitter, , Instagram and my webpage


  2. "Avonna "Avonna says:

    Check out all of my reviews at BANTY HOUSE by Carolyn Brown is a sweet, feel good, poignant story that drops you into the lives of three elderly sisters in small town Texas who are about to have their lives changed forever.Ginger Andrews has aged out of the system, has a baby on the way and no where to go She dreams of seeing the ocean in California, but her bus ticket only goes as far as Hondo, Texas As she is sitting on the bench outside of the hair salo Check out all of my reviews at BANTY HOUSE by Carolyn Brown is a sweet, feel good, poignant story that drops you into the lives of three elderly sisters in small town Texas who are about to have their lives changed forever.Ginger Andrews has aged out of the system, has a baby on the way and no where to go She dreams of seeing the ocean in California, but her bus ticket only goes as far as Hondo, Texas As she is sitting on the bench outside of the hair salon, an elderly woman sits beside her She is offered room and board for the weekend, but she is soon to find herself wrapped in the love and lives of the Carson sisters of the Banty house.The Banty House was a long ago brothel run by the sister s mother, Belle Forthan seventy five years, Kate, Betsy and Connie Carson have lived in and cared for their mama s home They have big hearts and each has her own passion Ginger is not only a breath of fresh air to the sisters, but she also intrigues their handyman, Sloan Baker Sloan came home from the Army broken and swore to never get close to anyone ever again Ginger s past may not be the same, but it is just as broken Slowly, the two discover they may just be what the other needs to heal The Banty House is once again to be the safe place where healing happens and hopes and dreams never fade.I felt like I was wrapped in the love and acceptance of the three sisters as I read this story They are wonderful characters who always lived their lives on their own terms, but also followed the moral upbringing of their mama They are just what Ginger needed, even as it took awhile for her to accept that Ginger was just what Sloan needed, but I was disappointed by how often she kept thinking about leaving The romance that grew between Ginger and Sloan was a cozy romance, but never overshadowed the main themes of love, healing and acceptance overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it, but it was not my favorite by this author You are going to love the Carson sisters of Banty House.Thanks very much to Montlake Romance and Net Galley for allowing me to read this eARC


  3. Tina Tina says:

    This is a romance book This book teaches you that family is not always people that shares your DNA I really love the characters in this book The Banty House girls where so funny, and I would have love to spend a day with those girls Ginger and Sloan was everything they both needed in each other I read this book so fast because I could not put it down I am so glad I decided to request this book If you love books with funny Grandmother characters and a character drive book then this is the This is a romance book This book teaches you that family is not always people that shares your DNA I really love the characters in this book The Banty House girls where so funny, and I would have love to spend a day with those girls Ginger and Sloan was everything they both needed in each other I read this book so fast because I could not put it down I am so glad I decided to request this book If you love books with funny Grandmother characters and a character drive book then this is the book for you The romance between Ginger and Sloan is a very small part of the book, but the book is mostly about Ginger and Sloan getting over their past and moving on I was kindly provided an e copy of this book by the publisher or author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  4. Books Just 4 Me Books Just 4 Me says:

    It s a feel good book about three older sisters living together in Texas I love the banter between the elderly sisters They have such big hearts and such unique personalities that really came across well in the writing Each one had a personal history they shared that tugged at your heart Their house, the Banty House, has quite a fun yet scandalous history The little old ladies still follow their momma s rules from decades ago and their bonds are impenetrable They opened up their homes and It s a feel good book about three older sisters living together in Texas I love the banter between the elderly sisters They have such big hearts and such unique personalities that really came across well in the writing Each one had a personal history they shared that tugged at your heart Their house, the Banty House, has quite a fun yet scandalous history The little old ladies still follow their momma s rules from decades ago and their bonds are impenetrable They opened up their homes and hearts to a young pregnant girl, Ginger Sloan, their friend s grandson, and Ginger have a slow building, sweet, clean romance They all live, laugh, cry and just enjoy life Those women definitely had some hilarious antics they got into I d like to know what potion these women were drinking because their age never seemed to deter them It was a quick, enjoyable easy read I love the small town stories Thank you to Montlake NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest opinion


  5. Sophia Sophia says:

    This book feels like a porch swing with a friend, a cold drink, and a summer night with stars above and fireflies out on the lawn Carolyn Brown stories are full of country charm and down home storytelling The Banty House is no exception.The story focuses on three elderly sisters who have lived a full life and still do Oh lawd, do they as they remain one of the chief sources of their small town s gossip They are the daughters of a former brothel owner and their mama never married But, thei This book feels like a porch swing with a friend, a cold drink, and a summer night with stars above and fireflies out on the lawn Carolyn Brown stories are full of country charm and down home storytelling The Banty House is no exception.The story focuses on three elderly sisters who have lived a full life and still do Oh lawd, do they as they remain one of the chief sources of their small town s gossip They are the daughters of a former brothel owner and their mama never married But, their mama gave them a set of rules to live by and the first about caring for strangers and the second about helping others brings a homeless, pregnant young Ginger to them so they can show her what family and home are and she, in turn, can show a former soldier who lost his team that he was meant to survive and live.The Banty House was heartwarming and gently paced, but those feisty gals can be so unexpected that there was never a dull moment I love the cross generational cast of characters and how they worked well together.The history of the Carson sisters, their home, and the town was interesting and set the background I also felt so touched for Ginger who had a truly tough row to hoe as a foster kid who had no one ever and then got tricked by a slick guy before finding her way to Rooster, Texas and the Banty House and Sloan.The romance is background for much of the book as the story is mostly about the Carson sisters and Ginger Plus, Ginger is planning to move on when she gets on her feet and Sloan has stopped living and is even suspicious of Ginger at first They both have painful pasts that they need to address and then there is the fact that she s pregnant and worried that no man would take on her situation and someone else s child Sloan was a bit lost himself so caring for Ginger anchored him and he had a huge, generous heart that had room for her, her complications, and a baby.There were a few exciting moments, but for the most part this was a character driven comfort read that left me smiling and feeling lighter Oh, and needing piles of home cooked food after the descriptions of what Betsy and Ginger made Those who enjoy women s fiction crossing over with contemporary small town romance should definitely give this one a try.I rec d this book from Montlake Publishing via Net Galley to read in exchange for an honest review


  6. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    This was such an adorable book and perfect to take my mind off all the craziness in the world right now Three sisters in their 80 s who live together in their family home that was once a small, exclusive brothel run by their mother before they were born on the outskirts of a tiny town in Texas As you know, small towns have long memories and the sisters have lived with that stigma their entire lives But, they handle it beautifully One sister has perfected growing hi grade pot and it flouris This was such an adorable book and perfect to take my mind off all the craziness in the world right now Three sisters in their 80 s who live together in their family home that was once a small, exclusive brothel run by their mother before they were born on the outskirts of a tiny town in Texas As you know, small towns have long memories and the sisters have lived with that stigma their entire lives But, they handle it beautifully One sister has perfected growing hi grade pot and it flourishes in her garden among the corn and vegetables for her evening joint which she learned and experienced in her youth at Woodstock One experiments with various flavors of moonshine in the basement which has become very popular and she uses to barter for free healthcare, groceries and other sundry items It is a mystery what the third elder sister is up to but, then again, she is known as the sneaky one They live by a simple set of certain set of rules and traditions set up by their mother which are compassionate, loving and kind to strays of all kinds However, don t insult their mama or her memory There will be hell to pay It is into this environment that a lost, homeless, hurting, pregnant 19 year old stumbles, falling into their loving embrace This was a fabulous, warm, many times humorous, story that I happily became lost in and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of You can t help but fall in love with the three little old ladies and their antics They are such a treat Carolyn Brown never fails to leave me with a smile on my face With this book, she has done it again


  7. ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ says:

    3.5 StarsThe past is gone The future is iffy That means the present is all we ve got, so we ll dwell on that. I love Southern writing I don t really know why but the humour gets to me every time I have really enjoyed every book I have read by Carolyn Brown and would recommend her to anyone This book was interesting and will enable you to keep reading, and never want to put it down One theme is that when you fall in love with someone, and they love you back, stay true to your heart and 3.5 StarsThe past is gone The future is iffy That means the present is all we ve got, so we ll dwell on that. I love Southern writing I don t really know why but the humour gets to me every time I have really enjoyed every book I have read by Carolyn Brown and would recommend her to anyone This book was interesting and will enable you to keep reading, and never want to put it down One theme is that when you fall in love with someone, and they love you back, stay true to your heart and let them know how you feel The book had me laughing and crying It is both heartfelt and heartbreaking, it is warm, interesting and kind She d never felt as if she d had roots no matter where she d been sent, but in less than a week, she could almost feel a few growing around her heart. The book was a joy to read and it took me on a journey I learned of a different part of America in this book, not just the landscape, but the people and their motives To move from the innocence of youth into frightening and sometime disheartening adulthood in one giant leap made me realize so much I have to be thankful for You shouldn t compare people Everyone has weaknesses and strengths.And so did this book I took half a star off because of the religion in the bookjust not for me And two thirds of the way in the believability factor goes off the rails There is a BIG coincidence at the hospitalit had me shaking my head and laughing BUTalthough the subject matter of the book is very serious, domestic violence, homelessness, povertythe style of writing, is rather light The characters are well developed, so it is a serious book with a lighthearted slant to the tone In some books you tend to fall in love with the characters and this was a great example of that type of novel Carolyn Brown did a great job on this book and I look forward to future endeavors from her Thank you NetGalley, Montlake Romance and Carolyn Brown for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own. TheBantyHouse NetGalley


  8. Susan Susan says:

    Very good book about love, family, healing, and acceptance Three eccentric sisters live in the tiny population 95 town of Rooster, Texas They ve never married and still live in the house they grew up in Betsy, Connie, and Kate live their lives according to their mama s rules, the first of which was Never turn away a stranger Nineteen year old Ginger arrived in Rooster with no money left and nowhere to go She s eight months pregnant and trying to escape the bad memories she left behind in Very good book about love, family, healing, and acceptance Three eccentric sisters live in the tiny population 95 town of Rooster, Texas They ve never married and still live in the house they grew up in Betsy, Connie, and Kate live their lives according to their mama s rules, the first of which was Never turn away a stranger Nineteen year old Ginger arrived in Rooster with no money left and nowhere to go She s eight months pregnant and trying to escape the bad memories she left behind in Kentucky A chance encounter with Connie gives her a roof over her head and a chance to get back on her feet.Sloan is the sisters handyman Twenty four years old, Sloan returned home from the army, discharged with PTSD, and wracked with guilt over the death of his team He s protective of the sisters, but they are the only ones he s allowed himself to get close to.I loved the three sisters They are feisty, independent, loving, and loyal Each of them has a fascinating past that has made them who they are today I certainly did not expect to find that Kate makes her own moonshine, bartering it for goods and services the sisters wanted Betsy does the cooking for the family and grows a little weed on the side, also trading it with friends and neighbors Connie is in charge of the house, a cleaning whirlwind They bicker like sisters do, but their support of each other is as solid as the foundation of their home I laughed out loud as they told Ginger of the house s history as a brothel and their interactions with some of thejudgmental townspeople The scene with Edith when she disrespected the sisters mother was a riot Something about Ginger spoke to their hearts, and it wasn t long before they made her part of the family It was also fun to see their machinations as they pushed Ginger and Sloan together whenever they could.Ginger made my heart ache for her Raised from birth in the foster care system, she had little experience with what family really meant Her search for love and belonging ended up with her being pregnant and alone She didn t know quite what to make of the Carson sisters and their open hearted acceptance of her She didn t intend to stay in Rooster, but the longer she waited, the harder it became to think about leaving She was afraid to believe it would last, but couldn t deny the hope that grew daily as she worked with the sisters.I enjoyed the development of the relationship between Ginger and Sloan It got off to a bit of a rocky start, as Sloan was suspicious of Ginger He feared that she was running some sort of scam that would hurt the sisters Ginger sensed his distrust and tried not to let it bother her With the sisters help, it didn t take long for the distrust to evaporate I liked seeing the friendship between them develop first Ginger s resilience and ability to overcome her painful past impressed Sloan He quickly found himself feeling as protective of her as he was of the sisters He also discovered that she was easy to talk to and shared the events that haunt him with her Ginger s past made it easy for her to connect with Sloan I loved seeing her help him face his past In doing so, he learned some things that completely changed his outlook Ginger had no experience with a man as good as Sloan, and it took some time for her to believe that he meant the things he said The love between them grew slowly, and it took a while for them to recognize their feelings, even though others saw it clearly I loved how they came together at the end The epilogue was fantastic


  9. Jeeves Reads Romance Jeeves Reads Romance says:

    This was a solid read it just wasn t a good fit for me I always see Carolyn Brown s books on the bestseller lists, so it seemed like the right time to check one out The writing itself is strong, the characters are interesting, and there are little bits of humor thrown into the story But it was just too sweet and laidback for me, so I got bored with all of the heartwarming moments and slightly preachy tone There s definitely an audience for it I just don t think I m the intended reader.Th This was a solid read it just wasn t a good fit for me I always see Carolyn Brown s books on the bestseller lists, so it seemed like the right time to check one out The writing itself is strong, the characters are interesting, and there are little bits of humor thrown into the story But it was just too sweet and laidback for me, so I got bored with all of the heartwarming moments and slightly preachy tone There s definitely an audience for it I just don t think I m the intended reader.The story follows Ginger, a young woman who finds herself pregnant and homeless She s taken in by three elderly ladies who have interesting personalities and a penchant for taking in strays The ladies have also taken former soldier Sloan under their wing, and it s through them that the two meet Sloan suffers from PTSD and still battles his own demons, but he finds a connection to Ginger right away As old wounds are healed and new bonds are made, this unique family comes together.It s got a nice small town feel and a very descriptive, serious tone with as much focus on family as there is on the romance Though Ginger and Sloan s relationship is central throughout the book, it s not developed as well as it would be in aromance focused novel And though there are references to a few adult themes and some potentially triggering content, it s a clean romance with just a few kisses There is a focus on religion and a few references to race that I didn t love but, again, I m probably not the intended reader for this All in all, it s certainly not a bad read, but I was definitely bored and skimming at times, so I can t say that it was a total win for me either I received an ARC via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review of this heartwarming book


  10. Edi McNinch Edi McNinch says:

    Three old maid sisters with little secrets and quirks, a homeless pregnant teenager and a retired military bomb specialist with PTSD make for a fun and interesting visit to Rooster,Texas Mrs Brown s descriptions of the town and all her characters put you right there as the proverbial, fly on the wall These sisters arefun than the Golden Girls The characters and conversations are very realistic and typical of our Southern small town talk It will make you laugh and cry and laugh so ha Three old maid sisters with little secrets and quirks, a homeless pregnant teenager and a retired military bomb specialist with PTSD make for a fun and interesting visit to Rooster,Texas Mrs Brown s descriptions of the town and all her characters put you right there as the proverbial, fly on the wall These sisters arefun than the Golden Girls The characters and conversations are very realistic and typical of our Southern small town talk It will make you laugh and cry and laugh so hard you will cry Just read it and enjoy I received this book as a complimentary copy for an unbiased review.The opinions expressed are my own.Thanks to the author,publisher and NetGalley for the ARC


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The Banty House➶ The Banty House Free ➬ Author Carolyn Brown – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 than seventy five years, Betsy, Connie, and Kate 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 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 AndrewsAn abandoned teen with a baby on the way and nowhere to go, she s The Banty PDF or 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.


About the Author: Carolyn Brown

Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given mestory ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend He s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish onechapter Life The Banty PDF or is good and I am blessed Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way Writing joined reading in my list of passions I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean I love the Florida beaches Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gearI love writing romance because it s about emotions and relationships Human nature hasn t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden Settings change Plots change Names change Times change But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever Romance is about emotions love, hate, anger, laughter all of it If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to doI got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils The story that emerged has never sold but it s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list In Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now They ve also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMASFolks ask me where I get my ideas Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren Note I was a very young grandmother Life is a zoo around here when they all come home In one Sunday afternoon there s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story And while I m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I m telling it right and not exaggerating too much Pesky little devils, they are I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work I m very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in meHappy reading.