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The Banty House 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 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 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


10 thoughts on “The Banty House

  1. 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 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.


  2. 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 are fun 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.


  3. says:

    Carolyn Brown knows how to write a narrative that is laugh out loud hilarious I want to be a Carson sister when I grow up Ginger Andrews used what little monies she had and bought a bus ticket that would take her as far away from Kentucky as she could get She landed in Rooster, TX with no job prospects, a few dollars to her name, and a very pregnant belly As she sat on the park bench in front of the hair salon she was considering if she had enough funds for a cheap hotel or if she d be sleeping on this very bench As luck would have it for Ginger, the Carson sisters were having their hair done that morning Connie, Kate, and Betsy were complete strangers to her, but insisted that she come to the Banty House at least for the night for a good meal, comfortable bed, and a nice hot bath for free After all, it rule number one to be kind to strangers Seeing as they were nearing their eighties, the ladies had a Banty House meeting and decided to offer Ginger a job, at least for a few days to help get on her feet and on her way, if that s what she wanted It seemed too good to be true, but Ginger didn t see any other job prospects as good on the horizon.Trouble wasGinger was determined to move to CA and give her baby a good life with good memories, something she never haduntil she met the ladies of the Banty House and their neighbor Sloan Baker in Rooster, TX, maybe staying wasn t such a bad idea.


  4. says:

    The Banty House is a heartwarming, entertaining, enchanting story about three elderly sisters who take in a homeless, pregnant teenager and show her that family doesn t have to share blood to love one and other They have also sort of adopted the young man that lives down the lane who is suffering from guilt and PTSD Ginger grew up in foster care, never knowing family or love but now she is experiencing the overwhelming emotions that the sisters and Sloan bring out in her Sloan is afraid to get close to anyone again because he blames himself for the deaths of his platoon but the sisters and Ginger are breaking through the walls he has erected The antics of the sisters truly brings about laugh out loud moments and this story will have you so entertained that you will not want to put it down The development and growth of Sloan and Ginger s relationship is realistic, natural and truly a beautiful love story This is fantastically written story with wonderfully enjoyable characters that will make you feel as if you are a part of the story.I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher but all thoughts and feelings are my own.


  5. says:

    Elderly sisters Kate, Connie and Betsy Carson are the ultimate example of best kind of maiden aunt grandmother fictional combo characters.24 year old Sloan Baker and 19 year old Ginger Andrews are a perfect foil for each other as both romantic interests and friends.The backdrop of small town Rooster Texas was reminiscent of where I grew up, as were the selected inhabitants featured in this story.Book was not long enough as read the story too quickly but these characters demanded my attention from first page to last.Full review closer to release..


  6. says:

    Ginger, a pregnant homeless teenager Three elderly eccentric spinsters Kate, Connie, Betsy living together in the family home, a former brothel Sloan, their handsome, single but troubled neighbor friend handyman Rooster, Texas, a town of 95 inhabitants, with all the scandals and frictions of a much larger town Doesn t sound like a fun story, but it is one of the most enjoyable books I ve read in a long time I kept finding myself smiling at the antics of the sisters and their friends The interaction among the sisters and of each sister with Ginger was engaging and true to life And, then there s Sloan PTSD, guilt, loneliness His ability to overcome his challenges as he faces his past is authentic and gratifying Proof positive that a family does not necessarily have to be related by blood I would recommend this book to any anyone looking for a good read I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley The opinion is my own read this book so you can smile too


  7. says:

    The Banty House by Carolyn Brown is a book where you can definitely fall in love with the characters and identify with each one of them Three elderly sisters, a pregnant single mom, and a former military man suffering from PTSD For me to give a book 5 stars it has to be able to pull all my emotions to the surface There were tears, laughter, heartache and joy I think we all would love to have aunts like the three sisters I received an Advanced Readers Copy from the author and this is my fair and honest review.


  8. says:

    I loved this book I laughed, I cried and smiled so much The story grabbed me and pulled me in until I felt what the characters where feeling Absolutely loved the story, the characters and the setting All of it blends perfectly and makes me want to visit the Sisters at The Banty House Will definitely be on my read again pile


  9. says:

    I love books that I can identify with and characters that are familiar to me The Banty House by Carolyn Brown isn t that book I wish it was This story is better than good It s a must read I can t identify with three old ladies that grow pot, make moonshine and have toys hidden in their bottom nightstand drawer And, as for a pregnant, homeless girl with a depressing past, I wouldn t know about that After reading The Banty House I feel like i have missed out From the first page to the epilogue I love epilogues this book is a treat If you want to restore your faith in an imperfect world, then curl up with this book I voluntarily received a copy of this book from NetGalley.


  10. says:

    The Banty House by Carolyn BrownSource NetGalley and MontlakeRating 5 HUGE starsFor a long time now, I have touted Carolyn Brown as my go to girl for small town reading, but The Banty House has taken that to next level status Betsy, Connie, and Kate Carson have spent their entire lives in little Rooster, Texas With every decade that passes, and of Rooster s residents have packed their bags and left town Today, there s not much left in Rooster beyond the older families, the church, the Carson sisters of course , and their beloved Banty House While one might suspect the Carson sisters, given their respective ages have slowed down, that is far, far from the truth For the past 60 years, the Carson sisters have not only been gainfully employed in the most unusual of ways, but they have also staunchly and avidly protected their family name and legacy In years past, when times were far harder than they are now, the Banty House saved the Carson women and kept them solvent in times when many others were not The Carson sisters are not only proud of their heritage but proud to carry on its rules and traditions in their own particular way s First among the rules of the Banty House is to never turn away a stranger and or a person in need Ginger Andrews is about as in need as a girl can get At seven months pregnant and homeless, Ginger has finally run out of money and road in Rooster, Texas Though she has no intention of staying in Rooster, Ginger also doesn t have many choices and when the Carson sisters offer her a hot meal and a warm bed, at least for a night two, Ginger accepts their hospitality Instantly, Ginger feels not only comfortable in the Banty House but accepted and liked, all feelings she has rarely every felt in the entirety of her young life Helping the Carson sisters at the Banty House is one of the most fascinating and rewarding jobs Ginger has ever had Given their unusual interests and activities, the Carson sisters are the most surprising and delightful people Ginger has ever known Outside of their oddities, there is also their kindness, wicked sense of humor, and willingness to help others Ginger has never felt so accepted and cared for and while she never intended to put down roots in Rooster, leaving and or the prospect of leaving becomes harder with each passing day Though life in such a small town would seemingly be lazy and slow, life in Rooster is anything but While the Carson sisters aren t ashamed of their past, some in Rooster aren t thrilled with it and are always looking to stir the pot and cause trouble As Ginger quickly discovers, the three elderly ladies are anything but old and than willing to stand up for their beliefs, their heritage, and their way of life They live by their momma s rules, believe in God and a mostly righteous path, and defending that and those which they love and hold dear The Bottom Line No matter what, I want to be the Carson sisters when I grow up There were so, so many times I found myself laughing aloud and just marveling at the audacity of the Carson sisters To be sure, they won t tolerate any negativity toward their family and are willing to defend all, no matter the consequences But, above all the hilarity and audacity was the strong sense of justice, family, and love that simply oozes out of the Carson sisters in both their words and their actions As Ginger s story unfolds, so does the Banty House Carson family story and each revelation made me love the whole hot mess even Ginger is so young, and the influence of the Carson sisters touches her so deeply and profoundly that it alters her entire future in the best possible ways I loved Ginger s story just as much as the Carson sisters and found this book as a whole to be simply fantastic I m not sure Carolyn Brown is going to be able to top The Banty House on my list of favorites, but I sure look forward to her trying to do so.


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