The Sweet Magnolias is now a Netflix Original Series!
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherryl Woods
Any problem can be solved with sweet tea, sunshine and good friends.
After her disastrous marriage ended in divorce, Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends—the newest generation of the Sweet Magnolias—the emotionally wounded single mom knows she can face any crisis.
When Sarah meets handsome stranger Travis McDonald on one of her shifts at Wharton’s Diner, she’s intrigued by his flattering words. But her battered self-confidence makes it hard for her to take him at face value, and she isn’t certain if she’s ready to trust again. Travis is intent on getting Sarah to work at his fledgling radio station…and on giving their relationship a chance.
Sarah has learned she can’t trust sweet words alone. Starting a new relationship may be just what she needs, but first she must decide if she’s ready to risk her heart again.
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
Woods chooses a whimsical, sweet scenario for her sixth Sweet Magnolia contemporary romance (after 2010's Home in Carolina). Travis McDonald, a ladies' man and washed-up ballplayer, lights in Serenity, S.C., one day and decides to stay. He buys a radio station and, charmed by the friendly chattiness of Sarah Price, a recently divorced mother of two, lures her to become his morning DJ. Sarah, still fending off her belittling ex, Walter, impulsively agrees. Woods spends some time catching up with the robust cast developed in earlier books, and Sarah and Travis frequently play second fiddle to Walter's self-discovery, unexpected pregnancies, the local real estate market, and other smalltown dramas. For longtime fans, however, the digressions have their own charm, and Woods never fails to come back to the romantic point.
A bit disappointed
I have read all of the Sweet Magnolia books in order and while I enjoyed the storyline about Sarah and Travis, I got a bit annoyed at the personality Annie Sullivan had from previous books. While she was previously portrayed as compassionate, vulnerable and intelligent, in this book she became a snobby know-it-all who seemed to think she knew more then her friends. She was redeemed a bit at the end, but I found I got angry as I read her parts. I also wish the author would have more scenes that are positive between the two romantic leads. They sometimes seemed so stupid and unreasonable that I almost gave up. And just having a happy ending (about 4 pages!) Isn’t very satisfying. I have started book 7, but this may be the end of my Sweet Magnolias journey.