Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome To Serenity by: Sherryl Woods

Title: Welcome to Serenity
Author: Sherryl Woods
Publisher: Mira Books
Pages: 408
Series: The Sweet Magnolias #4


When Jeanette Brioche helped launch The Corner Spa in Serenity, South Carolina, she found a whole lot more than professional satisfaction. She discovered the deep and loyal friendships that had been missing from her life. But even the Sweet Magnolias can't mend the terrible rift between Jeanette and her family or persuade her that the holidays are anything more than a season of misery.
Pushed into working on the town's much-loved annual Christmas festival, Jeanette teams up with the sexy new town manager. Tom McDonald may be the only person in Serenity who's less enthused about family and the holidays than she is.

But with tree decorations going up on the town square and a bit of romance in the air, Jeanette and Tom take a fresh look at the past and a hopeful look into the future. Together they discover that this just may be a season of miracles after all.

My Thoughts:

This is a Christmas themed book.  Christmas is gearing up in South Carolina's Serenity.  Only two people seem to be in the bah humbug mood Jeanette Brioche and Tom McDonald.  Jeanette from suffering a tragic loss many Christmas's ago, and Tom is suffering from a false Christmas's he's spent with his rich family.  To him Christmas was all about networking and social situations.

Jeanette swore long ago over 3 years to be exact that no man would be boyfriend to her.  She had been put second fiddle for far too long, and figured the best way to deal with it is shutting herself off from the world.  Maddie unknowing of Jeanette's history with Christmas begs her to be on the Christmas Committee to represent the Corner Spa, after much pushing and Mary Vaughn one of Jeanette's customers begs her to be on the committee Jeanette caves and joins little does she know the mysterious town manager Tom McDonald will be there.

Mary Vaughn starts to reevaluate her relationship with Sony Lewis her ex-husband and wonder if maybe they can give their relationship another go.  She is tired of going after men who are not available.

I loved reading about these characters and bringing the spirit of Christmas home for them.  It was such a nice romantic and lots of humor and mistakes made.  Definitely a beautiful series to read through.

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Carole said...

Interesting review thanks. Hope you are having a good week.

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