The Sweet Magnolias is now a Netflix Original Series!
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherryl Woods
When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen’s strength—physical and emotional—and to charm her children.
Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them apart. Elliott’s desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned “baby money” stirs Karen’s deep-rooted financial insecurities. It’s the discovery that their brother-in-law is cheating on Elliott’s sister—and thinks it’s justified—that puts their irreconcilable differences into perspective. Will their own loving fidelity be a bond so strong they can triumph against all odds?
Read the Sweet Magnolias Series by Sherryl Woods:
Book One: Stealing Home
Book Two: A Slice of Heaven
Book Three: Feels Like Family
Book Four: Welcome to Serenity
Book Five: Home in Carolina
Book Six: Sweet Tea at Sunrise
Book Seven: Honeysuckle Summer
Book Eight: Midnight Promises
Book Nine: Catching Fireflies
Book Ten: Where Azaleas Bloom
Book Eleven: Swan Point
Bonus: The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook
Sweet Magnolia fans won't need a review, but those who don't know Woods's work shouldn't start here; this sequel to 2007's Feels Like Family depends on history for its emotional draw. Karen Ames, divorced with two kids, was won over to the idea of remarrying by Elliott Cruz's sincerity and attentiveness. With a couple years of wedded bliss under their belts and the hope of adding to their family, things are good mostly. Then Karen discovers that Elliott has committed their joint savings their baby savings to opening a new gym in a small town that already has two. Realistically, Woods portrays how fundamental differences between a couple flare in day-to-day interaction, then retreat to smolder until the next time. It's a marriage story, not a romance, and there's a lot of similarly bittersweet change going on among the cast of thousands in Serenity, S.C. This one, more than most, is a story for the fans.