Southern women in the town of Serenity like to know
everyone's business and sometimes interfere in it too.
Lynn Morrow, the divorcing, depressed mother, has shaken
off the worst of her illness and is trying to support her
children until the divorce comes through, lack of support
Sherryl Woods wrote a fine take on school bullying in
Catching Fireflies but this is a slower tale of quiet
desperation, the combination of a failed marriage and
economic gloom wearing away a mother's confidence. She
tries not to bad-mouth her husband to the children, but
half the town is doing it for her. The romance potential
is flagged from the start but there is no urgency, everyone
being more concerned about what the other townsfolk might
think. Lexie was a great character in the previous book
and I would have liked to see more from her point of view
in WHERE AZALEAS BLOOM. If you enjoyed the first two books
want to miss this one.
Single mom Lynn Morrow is determined to put food on the
table for her son and daughter. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband
has failed to meet his obligations time and again-but it
turns out that Ed is struggling with his own demons.
Enter contractor Mitch Franklin, an unlikely knight in
shining armor. A widower with two grieving sons, Mitch once
admired Lynn from afar. Now he sees in her not only the
sweet girl who got away, but a woman desperately in need of
support. While rushing to the rescue of Lynn and her
children comes naturally, he's also wise enough to encourage
Lynn to find her own way...hopefully straight into his arms.