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Heating up her kitchen…
Dana Sue runs the best restaurant in Serenity, but still can’t get her too skinny daughter, Annie, to eat. When Annie lands in hospital, Dana Sue must turn to the man she loves to hate: Ron, the husband who took her heart with him when she threw him out. Ron is still Annie's white knight, even if he's decidedly more tarnished in Dana Sue's eyes. But sometimes life picks strange ways to mend fences, and Ron still looks good enough to eat, and maybe, just maybe, to forgive…
Once, Ron made the mistake of letting Dana Sue go without a proper fight. But he has always loved her and now she is about to get another taste of sweet devotion from a man hungry for that slice of heaven he found with her.
About the author
With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether in her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. Sherryl is best known for her ability to creating endearing small town communities and families. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 75 romances for Silhouette Desire and Special Edition.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fans of the 2020 Sweet Magnolias TV series will find much to love from its source material. Sherryl Woods’ second Magnolias book underlines her skill in creating relatable, three-dimensional characters in her beloved South Carolina setting. Restauranteur Dana Sue, her worryingly underweight daughter Annie and estranged husband Ron are the focus here, with a hospitalisation bringing the warring exes closer.
Woods's latest entry in her Sweet Magnolias series (after Stealing Home) is sure to please fans and entice new readers with an affinity for family stories. Dana Sue Sullivan, devastated by husband Ronnie's one-night stand with a local bimbo, made neighborhood history by throwing him out of their Serenity, S.C., home, tossing his belongings onto the front lawn and banning him from all contact with her and their 14-year-old daughter, Annie. Two years later, Dana Sue is a successful restaurateur, having opened high-end eatery Sullivan's, but can't forgive herself after Annie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening anorexia complications. Dana Sue's lifelong best friends, Maddie and Helen, insist that she contact Ronnie, giving her forlorn ex an excuse to re-enter Serenity and, he hopes, a chance to rejoin his family. As everyone faces down their personal demons, Woods buoys the predictable plot with flesh-and-blood characters, terrific dialogue and substantial stakes.
Beautiful, heart warming book. Loved reading every single page
We all deserve a second chance
The novel is so worth it. Interesting and also a little annoying characters
Couldn’t put it down. A brilliant read.
This book is a perfect mix of Real life family troubles. From the raw and real account of anorexia to the other side of the spectrum of gorging, reflected with sensitivity and honesty. Add to that the battle for a man to claim back his family and you’ve got a perfect read. Spun with the threads of subplots when you’re finished you’ll be left wanting more. 10 out of 10 and highly recommended.