Author: Sherryl Woods
Publisher: Mira Books
Series: The Sweet Magnolias #1
Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there's been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control sixteen-year-old son, a talkative fourteen-year-old who's suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend is expecting their baby and two best friends who think she's somehow qualified to help them open a fitness spa for women.
But if Maddie is a tad on edge with all that on her plate, it's nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when she discovers that her son's baseball coach has feelings for her and the whole town disapproves. Maddie's faced a lot of challenges lately with strength and resolve, but Cal Maddox may turn out to be more than she can handle.
Then again, he could just be the one man in all of South Carolina who can help her find serenity.
This was a great book following the relationship of Maddie Townsend and Cal Maddox her son Ty's baseball couch. When Maddie's husband Bill tells her he wants a divorce nothing in life goes right. The kids are all upset and acting out, Maddie is trying to come to terms about the situation. When Ty starts acting out it's up to Coach Cal Maddox and Maddie to get to the bottom of the situation, but like everything in small towns their relationship is spreading like wildfire.
I really enjoyed learning about the Sweet Magnolias and all the people in town and relationships between everyone!