Thursday, January 26, 2017

#WRC2017: Sweet Southern Hearts by Susan Schild

This fall, members of the Vise Library are participating in the Booksparks Winter Reading Challenge! We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!

About the book:

When it comes to marriage, third time’s the charm for Linny Taylor. She’s thrilled to be on her honeymoon with Jack Avery, Willow Hill’s handsome veterinarian. But just like the hair-raising white water rafting trip Jack persuades her to take, newlywed life has plenty of dips and bumps.
Jack’s twelve-year-old son is resisting all Linny’s efforts to be the perfect stepmother, while her own mother, Dottie, begs her to tag along on the first week of a free-wheeling RV adventure. Who knew women “of a certain age” could drum up so much trouble? No sooner is Linny sighing with relief at being back home than she’s helping her frazzled sister with a new baby…and dealing with an unexpected legacy from her late ex. Life is fuller—and richer—than she ever imagined, but if there’s one thing Linny’s learned by now, it’s that there’s always room for another sweet surprise…
Linny has had very bad luck when it comes to love.  She has been a widow twice and is trying her third time at happily ever after.  However, there are a ton of obstacles in the way of marriage bliss.  For one, her husband Jack has a teenage son that doesn't seem to care about Linny and is making things very difficult.  Linny's sister is also about to have a new baby and her mother is about to go on a huge trip with several of her friends.  Linny's new in-laws make it hard for Linny to feel welcome since they really adored Jack's ex (who tries to stay in the picture).  Since Linny worries about all of this, she has a hard time concentrating on her own marriage.

This book starts with Linny and Jack's honeymoon that is a white water rafting trip.  Even though Linny does not enjoy this type of thing, she agrees to go because she knows this will make Jack happy.  Unfortunately, the two have to cut their honeymoon short when Jack's son is super upset about some drama with Jack's ex and needs them to come home early.  This sets the path for their first year of marriage together.  Linny must find her strength to be able to speak her mind and to put her needs and the well-being of her marriage above all else.  

This story felt very real and shows that sometimes we lose sight of things that are important while focusing on the other things around us.  Linny just wants to be happy and she hopes that she found that with Jack.  You will have to read to find out if that happens and how everything else plays out!

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About the author:

Susan Schild writes wholesome and sunny Southern fiction. She likes stories about charming men, missing money, adventuresome women, sweet dogs, and happily ever afters at any age. 

Susan is a wife and a stepmother. She enjoys rummaging through thrift store for treasures like four dollar cashmere sweaters and amateur watercolor paintings. She likes taking walks with her Lab mix, Tucker, and his buddies. She and her family live in North Carolina.

Susan has used her professional background as a psychotherapist and a management consultant to add authenticity to her characters.

SWEET CAROLINA MORNING, the sequel to LINNY'S SWEET DREAM LIST, was released August 2nd, 2016. 

SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS, the final book in the Willow Hill series, will be released on January 10th of 2017 and is available for pre-order now. Readers can look forward to more adventures, new beaus, sinister ministers, lovebirds over fifty, a road trip for Mama and her pals, and maybe even an I DO...or two.

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