Sweet Magnolias

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882 ratings

Stealing Home Publisher's Summary

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.

But if Maddie is a tad on edge with all that on her plate, it’s nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when she discovers that her son’s baseball coach has feelings for her and the whole town disapproves. Maddie’s faced a lot of challenges lately with strength and resolve, but Cal Maddox may turn out to be more than she can handle.

Then again, he could just be the one man in all of South Carolina who can help her find serenity.

©2010 Sherryl Woods (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Stealing Home

    • Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 1
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I couldn't finish it.

    • By SweetDreen on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • A Slice of Heaven

    • Sweet Magnolias, Book 2
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FUN SERIES

    • By Anne on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Feels Like Family

    • Sweet Magnolias, Book 3
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely lovely

    • By Zumba on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Welcome to Serenity

    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish the book

    • By Compute on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Home in Carolina

    • Sweet Magnolias Series
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oh Dear

    • By Claudia on 12-18-11

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 6

    • Sweet Tea at Sunrise

    • Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 6
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Author - AWFUL Narrator

    • By Donna B. on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 7

    • Honeysuckle Summer

    • Sweet Magnolias, Book 7
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, horrible narrator!

    • By Raemar3356 on 05-07-13

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 8

    • Midnight Promises

    • Sweet Magnolias, Book 8
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of Time

    • By Deborah on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 9

    • Catching Fireflies

    • Sweet Magnolias, Book 9
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book

    • By MaxineSap on 08-28-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 10

    • Where Azaleas Bloom

    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Did not grab me...

    • By apr_observer on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 11

    • Swan Point

    • Sweet Magnolias, Book 11
    • By: Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Margaret Kurczewski on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $10.49