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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Sharon Owens
  • ISBN:
    0515140074
  • ISBN13:
    978-0515140071
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  • Publisher:
    Jove; Reprint edition (December 27, 2005)
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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Sharon Owens was born in Omagh in 1968. She moved to Belfast in 1988, to study illustration at the Art College. She married husband Dermot in 1992 and they have one daughter, Alice. The Ballroom on Magnolia Street is her second novel. The Ballroom on Magnolia Street.

Sharon Owens was born in Omagh in 1968.

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A Date with DestinyKate had no idea why she was going on a date with Alex Stone. d it. She’d been to the doctor for a list of tests, and there was nothing wrong with her. Her blood count, thyroid, and sugar levels had been tested. The advice was to get plenty of sleep, eat well and relax more. Shirley,’ she said, as her sister passed the bedroom door, wearing spider’s-web tights, an ankle-length skirt and a purple mohair sweater

That’s why he opened the ballroom on Magnolia Street. Sharon Owens second book is as lovely as her first.

That’s why he opened the ballroom on Magnolia Street. To bring that weekend fantasy to life-for himself, for devoted romantics like his dear grandparents, for the sake of Johnny’s never-forgotten, long-lost lover, and for women like Kate and Shirley Winters, two sisters both looking for fulfill their own passionate fantasies. For everyone in town who still believes in impossible dreams. Come Saturday night, the ballroom on Magnolia Street could be just the place for it all to come true amid the twinkling lights and soft music-a special crossroads for friendships, for family, for people in love.

The Ballroom on Magnolia. has been added to your Cart. The Ballroom on Magnolia Street starts off very slow, in fact, the first half of the book I consider largely useless. Luckily, I stuck through and was rewarded with a decent second half of the book. Unlike her other works a great portion of this novel actually doesn't involve the ballroom.

Just like the other Sharon Owens’ books I have read, The Ballroom on Magnolia Street feels like curling up in a. .

The Ballroom on Magnolia Street starts off very slow, in fact, the first half of the book I consider largely useless. While the characters are sometimes there or mention it, it isn't the main focus like the Tea Room or Pub were in her other novels.

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Praise for Sharon Owens: 'Maeve Binchey meets Joanna Trollope.

But when handsome Johnny Hogan who owns the ballroom on Magnolia Street, offers to help with the wedding, little does he realise Kate intends on making it Belfast's double wedding of the year. Praise for Sharon Owens: 'Maeve Binchey meets Joanna Trollope. Gives you a warm glow like a nice cup of tea' Irish Independent. It made me refuse nights out in favour of curling up on the couch. dreaming of mouth-watering delights the book so vividly describes' Cecelia Ahern. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

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Come Saturday night, the ballroom on Magnolia Street could be just the place for it all to come true amid the twinkling lights and soft music-a special crossroads . Sharon Owens was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, in 1968.

Come Saturday night, the ballroom on Magnolia Street could be just the place for it all to come true amid the twinkling lights and soft music-a special crossroads for friendships, for family, for people in love. She moved to Belfast in 1988 to study illustration at the Belfast School of Art. She married her husband, Dermot, in 1992 and they have one daughter, Alice. Owens is the autho. ore about Sharon Owens.

Attending the festivities at Johnny Hogan's ballroom every Saturday night, Shirley Winters pursues a relationship with fellow regular Declan Greenwood, while her sister, Kate, indulges in her taste for romantic variety and relentlessly seduces potential marital candidates. By the author of The Tea House on Mulberry Street. . Reprint.

Arar
Page turner! Read it bc it keeps you wondering what will happen next. I couldn't put it down.
Duzshura
I loved this book. The characters are so real they could be your next door neighbors. This author writes about everyday people who live in a everyday world. Someone always has a secret, someone is always meddling in others business. Somehow, she makes it all work out. I also loved her book Teahouse on Maple Street.
Cordabor
good read
Billy Granson
I love Sharon Owens' novels for their simple likeability, and truth about human nature. They are humorous and touching, and always leave you satisfied. This was my least favorite book so far, but that is merely because the story was not as much to my liking. Tea House on Mulberry Street was the best. :) I hope there will be many more of her books in the years to come!
Coiron
Fun light read. This one reminds me of the British television soap operas I view occasionally. It features Johnny Hogan, the only survivor when his street was bombed during the war. Known as Hollywood Hogan, his life revolves around ballroom where people gather to dance and socialize. He dresses the part, acts the part and loves every minute he spends there. His only regret is the loss of Marion, his sweetheart of several years whom he can't seem to forget. When she realized she was pregnant and Johnny never got around to proposing she finds her previous sweetheart. They marry and together raise a son, Declan.

The book uses the ballroom as the focus for much of the action where people gather, searching for love, friendship and happiness. The only person who cannot find someone is Johnny himself. However, when he discovers that he has a son he sets out to win his love. The result is not what one would expect and those who visit the ballroom find their own lives much changed by what happens to those they meet. It's like a walk along a street veering into the ballroom now and then. Nice read.
deadly claw
This is perhaps my least favorite of Sharon Owen's work. The Ballroom on Magnolia Street starts off very slow, in fact, the first half of the book I consider largely useless. Luckily, I stuck through and was rewarded with a decent second half of the book.

Unlike her other works a great portion of this novel actually doesn't involve the ballroom. While the characters are sometimes there or mention it, it isn't the main focus like the Tea Room or Pub were in her other novels.

At the beginning we're introduced to Johnny "Hollywood" Hogan, the owner of the ballroom. He has a penchant for Blue Suede shoes and Marion, another character's (Declan) mother. He's famous for having stopped a crime years before in the ballroom and also for being the only survivor of a bombing in the neighborhood where the ballroom is when he was born.

The most prominent characters are sisters Kate and Shirley. In the first half of the novel I couldn't stand either of them. They were both very superficial and written to be quite annoying. While Shirley improves midways through the novel, it isn't until almost the end when Kate redeems herself. Both of the sisters are in a perpetual hunt for love (or in Kate's case) a good time. Shirley, especially has a thing for Declan.

After the first half of the book is done the story really gets going. Shirley gets involved with Declan finally (even though in one paragraph of the first book he liked Kate, which is never explained away). Kate starts dating a mechanic out of jealousy of her sister's relationship. These relationships shape out the second half of the book and evolve into a double wedding that causes numerous sorts of grief.

Also featured is a kidnapping that seemed somewhat out of place and a transference of the ownership of the ballroom, which is quickly and conveniently reversed at the end of the novel. Like her other novels, the last chapter consists of different paragraphs explaining what happens to each of the characters, even the lowliest of side characters.

Her writing is still cheery in this book and it wouldn't be a bad read with a bubble bath and a glass of wine (the wine is very important for getting through the first half). It just didn't seem to have the charm that her other novels did and I didn't connect to the characters as much.

The Ballroom on Magnolia Street
Published in 2004
356 pages
Xarcondre
Fortunately, I had The Ballroom on Magnolia Street ready to pick up once I finished The Tea House on Mulberry Street. I was eager to once again to share the lives of ordinary Belfast citizens....hardworking, and ordinary. Johnny Hogan, the owner of the ballroom is anything but ordinary, Wht, he was the first man in Belfast, perhaps in all Ireland, to wear blue suade shoes and still wears them proudly. He is sure that a man as extraordinary as he will only find his true destiny in America. But he has the ballroom, and the rememberance of his love affair with Marian. Marian has her hands full with a family to raise and a thriving dress business, It keeps her almost too busy to worry about anyone discovering her long buried secret. Sisters Kate and Shirley are hard working girls who look forward to a bit of fun at Hogan's on the weekend. Kate is the one who picks and catches the man she fancies. Shirley is on the sideline...usually shoring up Kate as needed and yearning for "true love". Johnny's grandparents just want him to be happy, and hope his life will become settled enough so they can enjoy their remaining years....well earned since they raised him since his parents were killed in a WWll bombing. These characters and more go about their daily lives in Belfast looking ahead to going to Hogan's where they'll dance to the oldies and shed their work week lives and perhaps find a bit of romance. Once again, I was captivated by these people, sometimes exasperated and dismayed, and then laughing until my sides hurt. The pitted duel of insulting song requests waged by Kate and her rival at the ballroom had me chuckling at my desk at work. I could just see the two glaring across the ballroom, and the hapless DJ caught in the middle. My only complaint was there was not a single reference to any of the characters from her previous book, The Tea Room on Mulberry Street, I didn't think the characters would necessarily need to continue, but would have loved a mention here or there. Once again, I found this book to be a delightful read...and will eagerly await Ms. Owen's next.