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Midnight Promises (A Sweet Magnolia Novel) Mass Market Paperback – June 26, 2012
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"Woods is the master of conveying emotions of the heart."-RT Book Reviews on Beach Lane
"Sherryl Woods gives her characters depth, intensity, and the right amount of humor."
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"Once again, Woods proves her expertise in matters of the heart as she gives us characters that we genuinely relate to and care about. A truly delightful read!"
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"Characters are handled well and have real chemistry-as well as a way with one-liners."
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"Love, marriage, family, and forgiveness all play an important part in Woods' latest richly nourishing, holiday-spiced novel." -Chicago Tribune on A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
"Sparks fly in a lively tale that is overflowing with family conflict and the possibility of rekindled love."
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"Launching the Chesapeake Shores series, Woods creates an engrossing...family drama."
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A member of Novelists Inc., Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America, Sherryl divides her time between her childhood summer home overlooking the Potomac River in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and her oceanfront home with its lighthouse view, in Key Biscayne, Florida. "Wherever I am, if there's no water in sight, I get a little antsy," she says.
Sherryl also loves hearing from readers. You can join her at her blog, www.justbetweenfriendsblog.com, visit her Web site at www.sherrylwoods.com or contact her directly at Sherryl703@gmail.com.
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Elliot Cruz and Karen Ames have what is probably a fairly typical marriage. Busy careers, long hours and working opposite shifts leave this couple little time together. Two kids, financial stress and extended family involvement provide additional strain on their fragile relationship. Lack of communication, secrets, trust issues and their respective emotional baggage threaten to destroy their marriage.
Ms. Woods beautifully illustrates that successful marriages take hard work. While it may not be romantic, dates sometimes have to be scheduled so couples can reconnect. Families are often a blessing and a curse. Each partner brings their own vulnerabilities and fears to the marriage and it is up to both people to work at understanding where the other person is coming from. Neither partner is perfect and mistakes are inevitable. Learning from those mistakes and self-reflection play a crucial role in resolving the issues facing Elliot and Karen.
The secondary plotlines are well-written and the conflicts provide added depth and substance to the main plot. Elliot's sister Adelia is going through a marital crisis that forces her to reassess her values and her traditional Hispanic upbringing. Surrogate mother/grandmother Frances is frightened by the implications of an unexpected health problem.
Midnight Promises is a delightful addition to the Sweet Magnolias series.Read more ›
Also enjoyed the Senior Sweet Magnolias. Aging myself and also dealing with an aging parent, Woods gave me hope for the future. It's a good lesson to remember "Keep looking forward. Make new memories" Think I'll plan a trip to Vegas.
Great summer read!
Midnight Promises starts with Karen frustrated with Elliott again he know her history but yet seems to be keeping things from her and she is afraid that she is going to loses everything again. Her ex-husband up and left her with a ton of debt and she will not let it happen again. She is stressed to the max. A friend in the the restaurant she works at leaks that her husband is looking to start a men's only gym with a few of the other men. This is the first that she has heard of it and she is furious. She stops off to the women's only gym he is currently working at but is stopped by her old neighbor who talks her out of storming in and listens to what Karen has to say. The neighbor realizes that they needs some time together and offers to watch the kids.
Karen struggles to trust Elliott and his plan to start this gym especially since he want to spend the "baby money" they have save and a loan from the other men to get it off the ground but she puts her trust in him hoping that things will work out. Along the way she is taken in by the Sweet Magnolia's and finally feels like she belongs. But will everything work out with the gym?Read more ›
Karen was a single mom who got burned badly emotionally, financially and mentally by her ex-husband when we first met her in Feels Like Family. Elliot tried to sweep her off her feet as soon as he met her, but to no prevail. It just took a lot of time, patience and his Catholic family accepting her for who she was and why she was divorced (which was annuled so they could get married in the church). In Midnight Promises it is now several years later and there is still issues evolving in their relationship. Elliot is always trying to play the protector, like his father was, and not cause Karen to worry about finances. But when she finds out through friends that Elliot is going to be a partner in the new gym that is opening up in the town her doubts and fears all come out and then some. It is like she is in this comfort zone where she has gotten herself out of the financial worries from before with Ray and does not want to take any major risks. She is not thinking about the possibilities that are there if they take that money they put away to have a child of their own, place it in the gym and watch it come back ten-fold. She is also constantly worried that one day Elliot will leave her and so she does not want to risk him adopting the children. It is all about trust and when sometimes you have to really let go what has happened to you in the past in order for it to work.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another fabulous Sweet Magnolias book. It was fun reading about the families and their support of each other and especially nice reading how this grew. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Biddle
As stated, I read all the Sweet Magnolia Series and enjoyed everyone of them.Published 9 months ago by Linda Donohoe
I Love Sherryl Woods! This book was great though not as great as other books that she has written. There are a few points that feel a little dragged and forced rather than flowy... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kitty
Very good story about people in a small town and how they are trying to bring more business into town by refurbishing closed down stores down town and reopening them with new... Read morePublished 15 months ago by 1gardenia