I recently read Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods. This is the first in a series of three books about the lives of three women in the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina: Maddy, a doctor’s wife, Dana Sue, a restaurant owner, and Helen, a divorce attorney. In Stealing Home, after Maddy’s husband leaves her for a much younger nurse whom he has gotten pregnant, she opens a spa with Helen and Dana Sue and falls in love with Cal, her son’s baseball coach who is ten years her junior. I found other citizens’ disapproval of Maddy and Cal’s relationship hard to believe in this day and age, but without it, there wouldn’t have been much of a story.
I’m now reading the second book in the series, A Slice of Heaven. After Dana Sue’s daughter is hospitalized with an eating disorder, Dana Sue finds herself reaching out to her ex-husband whom she threw out after he had an affair. The third book in the series is called Feels Like Family, and according to introductory information at the beginning of A Slice of Heaven, it’s about Helen, the single divorce attorney, who finally finds a man. You can visit Sherryl Woods’ Web site at http://www.sherrylwoods.com/
Abbie Johnson Taylor
Author of We Shall Overcome