Author: Sherryl Woods
Publisher: Mira Books
Series: The Sweet Magnolias #2
Dana Sue might run the best little restaurant in Serenity, but when you're feeding a small town of neighbors, busybodies and best friends, things can get a bit hot in the kitchen. Never mind that she's putting on too many pounds (an occupational hazard for a chef)—she's worried about her too-skinny teenage daughter, Annie, who has been slowly starving herself since the loud, suitcase-tossing, name-calling fit on her front lawn that left Dana Sue minus one cheating husband.
But sometimes life picks strange ways to mend fences. When Annie lands in the hospital, Dana Sue reaches out to the man she loves to hate: Ron, the husband who took her heart when she tossed him out. Ron is still Annie's white knight, even if he's decidedly more tarnished in Dana Sue's eyes. But he still looks good enough to eat, and maybe, just maybe, to forgive. Once, Ron made the mistake of letting go without a proper fight. But now Dana Sue is about to get another taste of sweet devotion from a man tired of feeling like a fool, hungry for that slice of heaven he found with her.—
Dana Sue finds herself in a messy situation with her daughter Annie when she notices Annie is avoiding eating at all costs, she tries to get to the bottom of it, but sometimes you need both mom and dad to figure it out. Annie winds in the hospital after having a heart attack at age 16, Ronnie Annie's Dad and Dana Sue's ex comes back to town sooner than he planned with his own agenda getting his family back. Also Annie and Tyler end up getting closer.
This was a great story of finding your own slice of heaven with those you love. And that sometimes what you want is right infront of you, you just have to wake up and realize it. Definitely another great Magnolia series book!