All her life, Maggie Forsythe has seesawed erratically between wanting to please her wealthy Charleston socialite parents and rebelling against all they stand for. With best friend Dinah (The Backup Plan
, 2005) blissfully married, she retreats to recover from her broken engagement, but her sulking is interrupted by the arrival of Dinah, Cord, and Warren (the ex-fiance) with a request that she join them in building a home for another acquaintance from their shared childhood, widowed Amanda O'Leary, and her three children. Meanwhile, Cord is busy convincing historic renovator Josh Parker to supervise the construction, and when Maggie meets Josh, sparks fly between the bad-boy loner with the heart of gold and the socialite art gallery owner. Multiple subplots are cleverly interwoven throughout Woods'thought-provoking contemporary southern romance, including teasers for Amanda's upcoming romance with the local minister (Waking Up in Charleston,
2006) and the budding relationship between Josh's mother, Nadine, and prominent local widower George Winslow. Lynne WelchCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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"Woods...is noted for appealing character-driven stories that are often infused with the flavor and fragrance of the South."
"A whimsical, sweet scenario...the digressions have their own charm, and Woods never fails to come back to the romantic point."
-Publishers Weekly on Sweet Tea at Sunrise
"What better way to welcome spring back into our lives than to be able to sit down with a book by a beloved author, a cool drink, and dreams of young love blooming?"
-Romance Review on Home in Carolina
"Woods' readers will eagerly anticipate her trademark small-town setting, loyal friendships, and honorable mentors as they meet new characters and reconnect with familiar ones in this heartwarming tale."
-Booklist on Home in Carolina
"Warm, complex, and satisfying."
-Library Journal on Harbor Lights
"Sparks fly in a lively tale that is overflowing with family conflict and warmth and the possibility of rekindled love."
-Library Journal on Flowers on Main
"Launching the Chesapeake Shores series, Woods creates an engrossing...family drama."-Publishers Weekly on The Inn at Eagle Point
"Woods is a master heartstring puller, and her endearingly flawed characters deal with their plethora of problems in a predictable but satisfying manner."
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