When Jeanette Brioche helped launch The Corner Spa in Serenity, South Carolina, she found a whole lot more than professional satisfaction. She discovered the deep and loyal friendships that had been missing from her life. But even the Sweet Magnolias can’t mend the terrible rift between Jeanette and her family or persuade her that the holidays are anything more than a season of misery.Pushed into working on the town’s much-loved annual Christmas festival, Jeanette teams up with the sexy new town manager. Tom McDonald may be the only person in Serenity who’s less enthused about family and the holidays than she is.But with tree decorations going up on the town square and a bit of romance in the air, Jeanette and Tom take a fresh look at the past and a hopeful look into the future. Together they discover that this just might be a season of miracles after all.
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Set in an adorably quaint South Carolina town, this captivating romance just oozes with Southern charm. Jeanette Brioche works at the Corner Spa with some of her best friends on earth. The only downside is that she’s stuck working at the Serenity holiday festival, where she’s paired up with annoying (if undeniably sexy) town manager Tom McDonald. Tom comes on way too strong for Jeanette’s taste, but at least they have one thing in common: They both hate Christmas. We loved watching this pair form a connection as they work together on the upcoming event—and on the baggage that’s left them both so closed off to the holiday spirit. Narrator Eve Passeltiner captures the warmth at the heart of this sweet romance, complete with a host of delightful accents. Full of themes about hope and trust, Welcome to Serenity is like a very warm hug.