Swan Point (2014)
Swan Point (2014)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 3
0778316424 (ISBN13: 9780778316428)
Harlequin MIRA
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After leaving a marriage from an unfaithful husband, Adelia is making a new beginning for her and her four children. Although Adelia is not looking for any sort of relationship, when Gabe returns to Swan Point, she can't seem to shake the feeling that she wants something more than just friendship with him.I love Sherryl Woods' O'Brien family in her Chesapeake Shores series and when I saw the setting for Sweet Magnolias was in Serenity, South Carolina, well, I just had to give it a try! I have not read any of the others in the series, but Sherryl has such a great way of writing them that it doesn't matter and I easily followed along! If I ever get my reviews caught up, I would love to go back to the beginning and read the entire series."Human beings are flawed, but that doesn't mean you should never take a risk. The important thing is that it be an informed risk, one you only take with careful thought." This was a statement that Adelia made to her teenage daughter, Selena, and it just really hit home with me. My heart just went out to Selena having to try to understand why her dad acted the way he did and then trying to understand how her mom could move on with another man after the way she was treated. I completely enjoyed these touching moments between Adelia and her daughter. From the first moment Gabe entered Adelia's kids' lives, I was just in awe of his attitude towards them. You know how some people are just so natural at some things? Well, Gabe was definitely a natural at knowing just the right thing to say to make the kids feel loved and respected, but he was also great at setting boundaries. I just loved his interactions with the kids!Sherryl has such a great way of making the stories seem so real. And this one had more realism than any of her other books I've read. My heart broke for Adelia's sister, Carolina, who was facing the same type marriage Adelia had been in, but with domestic abuse mixed in. I found myself with tears running down my cheeks several times at some of the heartbreaking moments Adelia tried to help her sister. Oh, well, I could go on and on, but I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to meet up with the Sweet Magnolias again and watch them all rally around each other in Serenity!I was graciously provided a free digital copy of this book from Harlequin MIRA in partnership with NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. Interesting storyline - old fashioned values (cultural and faith based) clash with the new age values. The lead female character in newly divorced and while she was definitely right in doing so her family is not very supportive. Things do change as more information about the ex-husband comes out. Also the reader finds that the family dynamic is crumbling with one more marriage going down the tubes for an extremely important reason. The Sweet Magnolias are out in full force supporting the lead female character. There's also a lead male character who's returning home. Formerly the bad boy he's now grown in character and is showing that he has changed. His background is interesting and makes good reading. For me this book was an easy read and I finished quite quickly.
It was a great read.Have a feeling there might be another book to follow.One of my favorite authors.
Wasn't sure it was possible... but a Sweet Magnolia book with no fall into bed sex!
great easy read-really enjoyed this from the start
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