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Honeysuckle Summer

Sweet Magnolias, Book 7
Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
Series: Sweet Magnolias, Book 7
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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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.

Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He’s even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who’s stolen his heart?

Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he’s offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they’ll never have more than this one sweet summer.

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©2010 Sherryl Woods (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Raemar3356
  • Williamsport, PA, United States
  • 05-07-13

Good story, horrible narrator!

Where does Honeysuckle Summer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the connection of a group of women and their friendship over time.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mary Robinette Kowal’s performances?

I would prefer not to. I have all the books in this series , so I've listened to more of her than I care for. I can usually blank out the narrator if necessary and just go with the story, but I found myself thinking "This is really awful". She's okay when just reading but lousy at the voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really.

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Not as good as it could be...

First of all I love Sherryl and I have had a fun time with the Sweet Magnolias. I was waiting for this story. I thought it had everything to be a great one but it just dragged itself. I had such high expectations for this couple and overall they are a good one but... I don’t know exactly what it was that annoyed me the most: bringing back anorexia as a teen issue when there are so many other issues that could be explored, the sainthood of Carter or the fact that Paul appears and everything is solved in 5 min. Well, i will continue with the series but I sincerely hope the next one to be better.

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  • Pam R
  • SAN DIEGO, CA
  • 07-21-19

Loved It

I absolutely loved listening to this book and the entire series, Sherryl Woods did an amazing job

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The narrator ruined it for me!

I enjoyed the story line but I couldn’t finish the book because of the narrator. Very disappointing.

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Terrible narration

The story itself is good but the phony southern accents are horrible and irritating. If I didn't want to hear the rest of the story I'd cancel it. The first of the Sherryl Woods that I've encountered this. I've always loved them before.