Sweet Magnolias
Books in series11
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(4.2 based on 758 ratings)
  • 1

    Stealing Home: Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (92)

    Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there’s been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control 16-year-old son, a talkative 14-year-old who’s suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend is expecting their baby and two best friends who think she’s somehow qualified to help them open a fitness spa for women.

    L'Ara says: "Wood is good, this one was slow to start..."
    Wood is good, this one was slow to start...

    Sherryl Woods, the author, has better books than this one, in my opinion. She is a fun, good writer and I've read a number of her novels. This book ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2011 by L'Ara (Centreville, VA, United States)
  • 2

    A Slice of Heaven: Sweet Magnolias, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Dana Sue might run the best little restaurant in Serenity, but when you're feeding a small town of neighbors, busybodies, and best friends, things can get a bit hot in the kitchen. Never mind that she's putting on too many pounds (an occupational hazard for a chef)—she's worried about her too-skinny teenage daughter, Annie, who has been slowly starving herself since the loud, suitcase-tossing, name-calling fit on her front lawn that left Dana Sue minus one cheating husband.

    Jo-Ann says: "I do enjoy a series...."
    I do enjoy a series....

    I like the strong and loyal relationship the Sweet Magnolia women share. I'll probably continue with this series.

    Reviewed on October 26 2012 by Jo-Ann (Simpsonville, SC, United States)
  • 3

    Feels Like Family: Sweet Magnolias, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    Helen Decatur spent a lifetime setting goals—getting through college and law school, opening her own practice, becoming financially secure and establishing herself as one of the most highly respected matrimonial attorneys in the state of South Carolina. Achieving those goals was a breeze compared to the one she's faced with now.

    Mary Dischinger says: "Loved both the story and the reader."
    Loved both the story and the reader.

    I believe the reader was the best I've heard given the story line and the small southern town that is the setting for the books in thisseries

    Reviewed on July 12 2014 by Mary Dischinger (Lake Oswego, OR USA)
  • 4

    Welcome to Serenity

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Liv Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    When Jeanette Brioche helped launch The Corner Spa in Serenity, South Carolina, she found a whole lot more than professional satisfaction. She discovered the deep and loyal friendships that had been missing from her life. But even the Sweet Magnolias can't mend the terrible rift between Jeanette and her family or persuade her that the holidays are anything more than a season of misery.

    Karla says: "Wonderful!"
    Wonderful!

    This is a fun progression of friendships. Enjoyed the read and would recommend it to girlfriends...good chic lit!

    Reviewed on March 04 2009 by Karla (livingston, TX, United States)
  • 5

    Home in Carolina: Sweet Magnolias Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    There’s no place like home, especially if it’s Serenity, South Carolina. For Annie Sullivan, though, the homecoming is bittersweet. She’d always envisioned a life there with her childhood best friend, Tyler Townsend. But Ty’s betrayal has cost her the family and the future they’d once planned.

    Claudia says: "Oh Dear"
    Oh Dear

    Yes I will read more but cannot bear to listen to Narrator

    Reviewed on December 18 2011 by Claudia (Perth, Australia)
  • 6

    Sweet Tea at Sunrise: Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends – the newest generation of Sweet Magnolias – she can face any crisis. But sometimes a woman needs more than even treasured friends can provide. Sexy Travis McDonald may be exactly what Sarah’s battered self-confidence requires.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Author - AWFUL Narrator"
    Great Author - AWFUL Narrator

    I agree with the others who have complained about the narrator of these second 3 "Sweet Magnolia" books. She is awful. She makes all her variations ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2011 by Amazon Customer (Fairfax, VA)
  • 7

    Honeysuckle Summer: Sweet Magnolias, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They’ve taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff’s deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene’s haven no longer feels quite so safe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good story, horrible narrator!"
    Good story, horrible narrator!

    I have many audiobooks and this rates mid way through all of them.

    Reviewed on May 07 2013 by Amazon Customer (Williamsport, PA, United States)
  • 8

    Midnight Promises: Sweet Magnolias, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen’s strength - physical and emotional - and to charm her children. Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them apart. Elliott’s desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned “baby money” stirs Karen’s deep-rooted financial insecurities.

    Jon says: "narrator"
    narrator

    Terrible narrator!

    Reviewed on April 23 2013 by Jon (Ruston, LA, United States)
  • 9

    Catching Fireflies: Sweet Magnolias, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    When bullying threatens to destroy a teen’s life, painful memories resurface for dedicated high school teacher Laura Reed and pediatrician J. C. Fullerton. With the support of the Sweet Magnolias, they bring the town together to ensure that a promising student’s future isn’t ruined. And to establish once and for all that bullying has no place in Serenity, South Carolina.Both J.C.’s and Laura’s passion for the cause is deeply personal, and their growing feelings for each other are just as strong. But with so many secret hurts to overcome, can these two vulnerable lovers find the strength to believe in happily ever after?“Woods always thrills with her wonderful characters, witty dialogue and warm and loving family interactions.” — RT Book Reviews

    MaxineSap says: "Interesting Book"
    Interesting Book

    This book tackled bullying which has been a problem for many years. The author did a good job in making a decent story out of this age-old problem. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2012 by MaxineSap (Richmond Va)
  • 10

    Where Azaleas Bloom

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Single mom Lynn Morrow is determined to put food on the table for her son and daughter. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband has failed to meet his obligations time and again - but it turns out that Ed is struggling with his own demons. Enter contractor Mitch Franklin, an unlikely knight in shining armor. A widower with two grieving sons, Mitch once admired Lynn from afar. Now he sees in her not only the sweet girl who got away, but a woman desperately in need of support.

    Jane says: "Where LOVE Bloomed"
    Where LOVE Bloomed

    This was a fun and interesting listen with some suspense. The older ladies just made me laugh.....

    Reviewed on December 18 2012 by Jane (AURORA, CO, United States)
  • 11

    Swan Point: Sweet Magnolias, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    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.

    Judy says: "Terrible performance"
    Terrible performance

    It is hard to determine if the book is good. I like Sherryl Woods novels but Janet Metzger was difficult to listen to for any length of time. Took m..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2014 by Judy (Cranford, NJ, United States)