Lynn Morrow is a recent single mother of two children, who like typical kids, could eat her out of house and home. Her soon to be ex-husband Ed seems to have tossed them to the wolves - he's not helping out at all, and Lynn can barely make ends meet, and is afraid she is going to have to sell their home. She'll take just about any job she can find at this point - well, except one that is overnight for her kids' sakes. Mitch Franklin is a widower with two sons, and a contractor. He once admired Lynn from afar, and offers her a job that she can take on top of keeping her other job at Raylene's. It's sweet relief. Mitch wants to help her, but he doesn't want to scare her off and tries to encourage Lynn as much as he can. Will Lynn end up falling for this white knight in shining armor? ;)
Where Azaleas Bloom is another part of the Sweet Magnolia series the author has written. (You'll see some of my other reviews for books in the series over the last few months here) While you can just jump into this story without reading anything else, if you've read the other ones, you'll recognize the setting as well as a lot of the characters mentioned in this book.
I felt really bad for Lynn in the beginning of the book and was completely ready to demonize Ed until a few other details about him came to light later in the book. Still, I found it sad that she was stuck struggling so badly to make sure her children had all they needed. I am really enjoying this fictional town, and all the fun characters that make up the Sweet Magnolias. I'm beginning to feel like I visit it myself, and I look forward to the next book!
Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods is a paperback romance fiction book published by Harlequin MIRA that will be released this coming Tuesday, August 28th 2012. It is 384 pages long. The suggested cover price is $7.99, and you can purchase it at your favorite local bookstore, or online via sites like Amazon. It will also be available in large print hardcover and audiobook, as well as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
I received an advance copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.