by New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods, author of Swan Point
There are probably as many different excuses for cheating as there are men—or women, for that matter—who’ve done it. But I doubt many are as offensive as the explanation Ernesto Hernandez offered up to Adelia, the heroine of my latest Sweet Magnolias novel, Swan Point. In Ernesto’s view he was entitled to cheat because he’d given Adelia and their children a nice home and a good life. What more, he asked, could she possibly want?
Seriously? How many of you would have kicked him to the curb if he’d uttered those words to you? Every one of you, I’ll bet. And certainly every one of the Sweet Magnolias who provide Adelia with a support system as she gets her life back together after her divorce.
You see, that’s the thing about the Sweet Magnolias, the group of women who’ve formed a strong bond of friendship over the course of this series. They stick together, and when any one of them is hurt or in trouble or in need of support, every one of them will rally to her side.
They’ll also be the first to encourage her to move on with her life when the time is right, just as they do with Adelia when Gabe Franklin returns to town looking for his own fresh start.
There’s nothing I love more than bringing happiness into the lives of two people who desperately need and deserve it. That’s a lot easier to do in fiction than in real life (where it’s usually called meddling!), so Adelia and Gabe will have their happy ending, but not without a few bumps along the way. . . just like real life.
I hope you enjoy being reunited with the Sweet Magnolias if you’ve known them from the beginning of the series. Or, if this is your first visit to Serenity, South Carolina, I hope you’ll look for all the earlier books—you can find the entire list, in order, by going to www.sherrylwoods.com and clicking on the checklist—and settle down for a nice long visit. These strong, caring women are exactly the kind of friends I hope you have in your life.
About Swan Point:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws readers back into the world of strong friendships and heartfelt emotions in Serenity, South Carolina
Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street’s most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years.
Gabe Franklin, back in town to make amends for past mistakes, has no intention of settling down, but Adelia’s proving irresistible. Cheered on by their friends, “the Sweet Magnolias,” Gabe is bringing long-absent passion and laughter into Adelia’s life. To his surprise—and hers—sometimes a rolling stone is just what it takes to build the rock-solid foundation of a family.