Book reviews from The Free Lance-Star.
Money woes send her home
By Sue Baker
The Free Lance-Star
MANY of us in Fredericksburg feel connected to Sherryl Woods. She hails from Virginia, and like many of us spent her childhood summers in Colonial Beach. She still has a waterfront home there.
Ms. Woods is an expert in taking readers on their own journey, away from the chaos of life. Her 10th iteration of The Sweet Magnolias series—and third in this trilogy—proves it.
From the very first page of “Where Azaleas Bloom,” where you find Lynn Morrow with $24.35 in her bank account, you feel this stay-at-home mom’s dilemma.
She is struggling to raise her children alone. Her soon-to-be-ex, Ed, has all but abandoned his family. His unexpected and stunning reason for their divorce puts Lynn Morrow’s world in a tailspin.
Widower (and also troubled) Mitch Franklin helps his high school crush get through these tough times. Leaning on each other and with the support of their friends, they survive and thrive.
Be ready for a few tears in this delightful and engaging tale. The ending will make you remember hope does prevail.
Sue Baker is circulation services manager for The Free Lance–Star.
WHERE AZALEAS BLOOM
By Sherryl Woods
(Harlequin, $7.99, 384 pp.)
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