Books by Sherryl Woods

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Dogwood Hill

When I picked this for audio review, I had no idea it was the 12th in the author’s Chesapeake Shores series. I’ve read no others in the series and quickly found myself lost in a host of characters with lengthy backstories from previous books. While I enjoyed the narration, I cannot recommend the ...

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Sand Castle Bay

Remember when you held me tight And you kissed me all through the night Think of all that we've been through Breaking Up Is Hard To Do These immortal words from Neil Sedaka serve as a reminder that breaking up can be hard for some. For the heroine of Sand Castle Bay it was an event that made her b ...

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Midnight Promises

The latest in the author’s Sweet Magnolia series begins where most romances end, with a happy wedding scene featuring not only the bride and groom, but the bride’s two children who are eager to marry the man. What follows isn’t quite as happy. This definitely qualifies as a Marriage in Trouble ...

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The Backup Plan

I picked the new audio version of this 2005 release for a mini-review for the Speaking of Audiobooks column. By the time I finished listening, I realized that I liked it so much, that I felt it deserved a full review. Filled with fully developed characters, a good sense of place, and an interesting ...

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Home in Carolina

Home in Carolina is the latest in Sherryl Woods’ Sweet Magnolia series set in the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina. This entry features the reunion romance of a couple who appeared as teens earlier in the series. I enjoyed the visit to Serenity, but felt there were just too many secondar ...

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The Inn at Eagle Point

Sherryl Woods has begun a new series featuring the members of an estranged Irish-American family who live on Chesapeake Bay. The Inn at Eagle Point introduces them, tells the story of the oldest daughter, Abby and sets the stage for the other character’s stories. While I wanted to like it, it was ...

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Welcome to Serenity

I'm not a big fan of holiday romances. Still, since one of my all-time favorite contemporary romances is Sheryl Woods' Amazing Gracie, I was interested in this one despite the fact that it focuses on Christmas. Fortunately, I found it to be an enjoyable, character-focused read. Welcome to Serenit ...

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Seaview Inn

I keep a running list of available books for AAR reviewers, most of which have a brief description. Over the years, I cannot count how many times I've typed something like the following: "When Heroine __________ (gets divorced, loses her job, has a death in the family) she is forced to go back to _ ...

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Along Came Trouble

Along Came Trouble is the last in a trilogy. I picked up on the story and characters with no problems at all, and the book was a quick read. But an improbable beginning, a meandering storyline, and unmemorable characters added up to an extremely disappointing book. Mary Elizabeth ...

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Ask Anyone

According to her cover blurb, Sherryl Woods has published over sixty books. I've enjoyed some of those. Ask Anyone, unfortunately, gave me the impression of a good author on autopilot. Bobby Spencer owns a tract of riverfront property in his hometown of Trinity Harbor, Virginia, ...