This is the third book in the Willow Hill series This one can be read on its own but it s nice to have read the first two for the background information It s not really necessary to have read the Witchcraft for Tomorrow previous ones thoughThe book starts out with Jack and Linny on their honeymoon They are having theerfect time until family obligations interfere It feels as if everyone wants a iece of Linny from her mother to her sister to even her new husband expecting her to take a backseat to his ex wife and their teenage son While I certainly understand Jack s need to be there for his son his constantly giving in to his ex wife at Linny s expense was annoying to meAfter just a couple of weeks of marriage Jack and Linny have to go their separate ways to accommodate Linny s mother and Jack s son Then Linny s sister has a crisis and it s Linny to the rescue There are uite a few major obstacles for a brand new marriage but the newlyweds make the best of itThe best way to describe this book is a huge slice of life The roblems are all realistic emotional and many readers will The Wedding Redux probably be able to identify with Linny I would have liked to see interaction between Jack and Linny though Most of the time they were involved with othereople The characters are all well written and developed to Rolling Thunder perfection It s a heartwarming novel which brings both tears and smiles until the lastage is turnedFTC Disclosure I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book I was not reuired to write a Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? positive review All opinions expressed are my own Sweet Southern Hearts Susan SchildReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre Women s FictionWell with so many books out to choose from readers have to have some kind of rough and ready way of filtering some days I feel I spend time selectingossible reads than actually reading One of my filters is that I generally avoid titles with the word sweet or ones where it figures large in the description so I would have assed on this if author Susan hadn t brought it to my attention That would be a shame as its a wonderful read even though I d not read books one and two one daythey sound just as fun as this one so I d like to read them For me knowing the ending doesn t spoil a story and I often reread old favourites Why avoid Sweet though Well to me it conjures up those somewhat sickly and rather chaste 70 s Mills and Boon reads the Barbara Cartland style of romance where ingenuous virgins rule all is cute and tidy nothing the slightest bit controversial and everything remotely sexual is simply alluded to and stops at the bedroom door Great for others MB sell millions so clearly eople love that but its not my taste Here though its far from that a story with divorced families with Bootie and the Beast problem exes with ladies in their fifties and over looking for men trying out internet dating and some terrific FunThat themeervaded the novel kept me sniggering the Sturgis festival where the ladies are on their RV tour of USA and think they re going to a country craft fair and end up at a massive bikers convention looking for Gourd birdhouses and the like that was wonderful and felt so very real Still I m getting ahead Linny and Jack are on their honeymoon and a few days in are having a wonderful timetil the roblem ex rears her erfectly coiffed head rows with her new HUSBAND AND JACKS SON NEALE PHONES and Jacks son Neale hones upset at all the drama Cut short the honeymoon and return home Neale is a typical teen and sometimes he seems OK to Linny sometimes he even seems to like her but other times its all how his mum would have done something betterLinny s been reading step arenting handbooks and asking her friends for help and what a fab group they are They each are gems in their own right and The Art of Mary Beth Edelson play a solidart in the story Then there s Jack s arents off on a cruise but a great air They liked the ex and are trying hard to make Linny welcome but she never feels she uite lives up to their view of how Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain perfectly she did everything Linny s mum Dottie and her friends they were wonderful I d love to be one of them Dottie won some money on the slots when the group went on a cruise and she s hired an RV for them all to go adventuring and sightseeing Boy do they have some great adventures too and I really felt there along with them Its a storylayed out in many homes divided families divorces new families and step arents and all the issues that follow I loved Linny she was trying so hard with her new family but she s a business woman too runs her own fledgling consultancy and just is not a domestic goddess Meals from Gus s Gas and Go feature large in her repertoire She s had a tough time widowed twice with the last one being a real scumbag who left her with lots of debts Now she s got a chance of happiness with Jack but of course his son Neale is 12 and any arent knows that s coming up to the danger zone of teenagers when we re always in the wrong and don t understand where they always feel None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) put on hard done by taken advantage ofPoor Linny She s growing her new business and needs time to focus but she s running the home too coping with Neale living there for a while as the ex sorts out her marriage issues and thatlus Puta putting up with the ex ringing Jack constantly over stupid things all take their toll It doesn t help that Neale s mum is one of thoseetite gorgeous glamorous mums and though she knows Jack loves her she doesn t feel she can let him see how insecure that makes her Linny s friends too were a fabulous bunch and Diamond what a marvellous woman I adored her There s stories otentially from all these characters they re such a well fleshed out diverse bunch felt so real that it was as if they were my friends too I laughed a lot in this book not snort out loud humour but #SMILES AND SNIGGERS I FELT THE #and sniggers I felt the Chantel with her workforce Linny s sister Kate struggling with a new born its not all Johnson s baby owder and sweet smiling babies scent. Susan Schild welcomes you back to the offbeat Southern town of Willow Hill North Carolina for a humorous heartwarming story of new beginnings do overs and self discovery When it comes to marriage third time’s the charm for Linny Taylor She’s thrilled to be on her honeymoon with Jack Avery Willow Hill’s handsome veterinarian But just like the hair raising white water rafting trip Jack Killer Games persuades her to take newlywed life haslenty of dips and bumps. Of the day sick with spit upon clothes and crying babies where you don t have a clue what their roblem is I adored Jack trying so hard to be there for his son to make up for how he felt over his Cocksure parents split felt for Neale too he wasn t a bad lad just that going through teen years is tough anyway withoutarental issues too I loved to hate the ex The whole story just felt so real I don t know if small town US really does fit this mould any than small village UK is full of thatched houses fundraising cake sales and well meaning locals It felt real though and I went along for the ride imaging I was there and sharing how the story Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, played outI ve rambled in far than I intended but its a story with so much to offer so much diversity that I wanted to try to say all the things I loved about itStars Five one to keep to read when I want a solid story great writing and to smile a lotARC supplied for reviewurposes by Netgalley and Publishers I found this book to be a fun entertaining and uick read The characters are so realistic and down to earth I love the feeling of the small community where everyone knows everyone else and is always willing to lend a helping hand Susan Schild Porto Bello Gold paints a wonderfully colorfulicture of small town living while incorporating the challenges that her characters go through and they handle unexpected changes new beginnings and life s everyday stresses and joysI received a copy of this book from the author and have written an honest review Favorite uotesBuy Pizza and Get Gas at Gino s Gas and Go She grimaced The best izza in Willow Hill which just happened to be located in a gas station needed to change their motto in general teenaged boys are like jackals They ll turn on you with bared teeth tell you they hate your guts and then they ll ask you to fix them a grilled cheese sandwich That was the most erfect day Looking dreamy she clasped her hands together Linny nodded remembering Jerry s nephew drinking too much beer and driving an ATV into the The Three Lives of Sonata James portaotty the minister s wife was using and Jerry s uncle from Possum Trot North Carolina eating his first shrimp ever and going into anaphylactic shock But she just smiled at her sister I only got the necessities Mama said looking self righteous as she Mein Erster Mörder pulled out toilet tissue marshmallows two half gallons of ice cream caramelopcorn a bag of ork rinds and a big box of Luzianne teaThose men claim they love sleeping under the stars on their air mattresses but in the morning both of them walk crooked and smell like BengayMy ReviewThe talented scribe known as Susan Schild has delighted me once again with the latest addition to her highly entertaining Willow Hills series Sweet Southern Hearts was exactly that and I adored it The endearing and highly relatable character of Linny uickly found herself sucked into a whirlwind of chaotic activity with no transition time to ease into her new roles of wife and stepmother Non stop challenges continually vexed her attempts at Zen such as the friction rovided by her husband s demanding ex wife her surly teenaged stepson ushing her limits her fledgling new
business contracts and a senior citizen cross country freewheeling RV experience with her mother and two contracts and a senior citizen cross country freewheeling RV experience with her mother and two widows Linny was beyond overwhelmed as she frantically juggled these many obligations into her already hectic calendar when an even bigger surprise landed on her doorstep I was holding my breath for sweet Linny for fear that either this new wrinkle or her spineless wuss of a husband would cause her to finally crash and burn The storyline was lively relevant and well aced Ms Schild s writing as always was engaging and full of levity humorous descriptions comical observations insights and inner musings Linny has an active imagination that I find highly amusing I also enjoy her colorful friends with the same level of enchantment and am already looking forward to future trips to Willow Hill This delightful book is the third book in the Willow Hill series about Linny and her search for happiness After being widowed twice Linny is hoping that her third marriage to Jack will be her happily ever after despite all of the obstacles in their way Jack has a teenage boy who runs hot and cold with Linny an ex wife who feels the need to talk to him daily a new consulting company just starting up a mother who is getting ready to go on a big trip with her friends and a sister with a new baby With all of this going on how is she ever going to find time to spend with her new husbandAs the book begins Linny and Jack are on their honeymoon on a white water rafting trip Linny is a eople leaser and even though she would like to be anywhere else she takes the rafting trip to make Jack happy They have to cut their honeymoon short because Jack s son is upset and needs them home So begins the story of Jack and Linny s first year of marriage The main roblem that Linny needs to overcome is whether she can learn to speak her mind and ut herself and her marriage first Will she find her happily ever after with JackThis is a great series of books and I have enjoyed getting to know the characters a lot of them are like eople that I know My favorite characters in this book are Linny s mom and her friends and I laughed out loud about some of their experiences on their cross country camping trip This is a fun series and I highly recommend itThanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book All opinions are my own If you haven t read Susan Schild s three sweet southern romances #You Re Missing Out Sweet Southern Hearts #re missing out Sweet Southern Hearts the 3rd in the Willow Hill series and brings the lives of Linny Jack Diamond Kate Dottie and the rest of the cast to a satisfying conclusion I very much enjoyed the ace of the story it s one you can sit back and thoroughly enjoy I found myself smiling laughing nodding and frowning because Ms Schild doesn t mince words when it comes to the real life drama of stepping into. Jack’s twelve year old son is resisting all Linny’s efforts to be the erfect stepmother while her own mother Dottie begs her to tag along on the first week of a free wheeling RV adventure Who knew women “of a certain age” could drum up so much trouble No sooner is Linny sighing with relief at being back home than she’s helping her frazzled sister with a new babyand dealing with an unexpected legacy from her late ex Life is fuller and richer.
FREE READ º 54GRANGE.CO.UK õ Susan SchildThe role of stepmother to a young boy the trials and tribulations of a blended marriage and the antics of older characters I absolutely adored Linny and the three women on their journey in the RV I couldn t help but chuckle So much fun Susan writes from the heart and with a flair for the goodness in everyone including the animals in her stories I do hope Diamond gets her own story somedayshe is one of my favorite characters I highly recommend this book and the series Sweet Southern Hearts is 3 in the Willow Hill series by Susan Schild Linny and Jack have tied the knot and the great adventure of marriage beckons Linny has had two Worlds Beyond The Poles previous husbands both now deceased and this one hopefully is going to be third time luckyThe book opens with the two on their honeymoon engaged in a wild water rafting trip Jack s choice Linny just hangs on but it is kind of exhilarating for her too It turns out this is a kind of a metaphor for that first year of marriage as while there are some uietatches in it they sure hit a lot of rapids as wellLinny is a bit of a eople leaser dutiful and responsible It s not long before things begin to mount up for her Her business needs her attention her mother is throwing a hissy fit over a trip she had reviously wanted to go on and now has cold feet Her stepson Neal is a two timer sometimes adorable and sometimes the kid from hell Jack isn t dealing that well with his ex who has marriage roblems His boundaries are rather weak Onto that load a crisis for sister Kate and an unexpected arrival on the doorstep uite a lot to deal with Plus its that first year of marriageJack loves Linny but at times he annoyed me with his inability to speak up to his ex and his son where he needed to I wanted to eye him and tell him to man up He has a treasure take care of it As well there is three fun old women Linny s mother one of them who set out on an RV trip and have a little fun and romance along the way Life is full of second chances when you go lookingSo there needs to be compromise ast life complications have to be dealt with and worked through resentment might just be beginning to rear its ugly head As Mary Catherine Linny s good friend says to Linny she needs to toughen up Well a white water ride might just do that and I sure was relieved when that ride was completed and there were some very happy and roud rafters While this is Fragen Und Wege Zur Rechtseinheit in Deutschland part of a trilogy this book could easily be read alone The author deftly catches us up on therevious happenings Susan Schild is back with the third installment of the Willow Hill Novels featuring Linny Taylor in her latest book SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS LyricalPress In the first book LINNY S SWEET DREAM LIST she finds herself widowed again at 38 years old and she has to rebuild her life In SWEET CAROLINA MORNING a nearly 40 year old Linny is living the kind of life she s cautiously hoped for She s about to marry the man of her dreams But even though they say the third time s the charm her upcoming nuptials only have her anxious SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS opens with Linny married and thrilled to be on her honeymoon with new hubby handsome veterinarian Jack Avery She s determined to be the erfect wife and stepmom to 12 year old Neal but uickly learns it s going to take a lot than determination While Linny Jack and Neal are trying to create #A NEW FAMILY JACK S EX VERA AND HER #new family Jack s ex Vera and her trial lawyer Chaz can t help crossing boundaries into the newlywed s lifeI love visiting Willow Hills in Susan Schild s novels Readers can fall in love at any age and encounter relatable issues that affect them everyday SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS includes topics such as new families divorce step arents ex spouses the tween years to list a few Susan has created a wonderful group of complex women characters that serve as Linny s friends throughout the novel I m sure readers will wish a bit they had a group like hers I didSusan Schild writes heartwarming and funny contemporary Southern fiction Her stories feature adventuresome women good men blended families sweet dogs friends and family who see you through and happily ever afters at any ageSusan graduated from James Madison University in Virginia and holds a master s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill She has used her Ones and Zeroes professional background as asychotherapist and management trainer to add authenticity to her charactersSusan is a wife and stepmother She enjoys weekend getaways with friends reading fiction rummaging through thrift stores for finds like four dollar cashmere sweaters and spending time with her lab mix Tucker She lives in North CarolinaYou can connect with Susan on her website Sweet Southern Hearts is the third book in the Willow Hill
SERIES CONTINUING THE STORY OF LINNYcontinuing the story of Linny Linny and Jack are on their honeymoon but cut their time short when they must return home to care for Jack s son Neal And so begins a very hectic time in their lives adjusting to being married as well as juggling obligations that begin to grow exponentially until Linny wonders if her happily ever after is going to elude her again This story is told with warmth and humor and with so much love These characters feel like friends and family to me now and it was with great anticipation that I read about this chapter in their lives and where it would take them Once again the author has infused the story and the characters with charm and affection This is a cozy tender hearted book but with enough tension to keep the story moving along This a delig I love how witty and real this whole series has been Just fun comfortable Southern fiction As a former teenaged boy from a broken home I appreciated how that conflict was handled as well it wasn t condescending and it didn t feel like too much of a lot device None of it did actually Just real eople trying to do their best no matter what life throws at them And a lot of laughs This is one that made my cheeks hurt. Than she ever imagined but if there’s one thing Linny’s learned by now it’s that there’s always room for another sweet surprise “This charming and well observed novel about finding the courage to love after loss will make you smile as well as cry than a few happy tears Be Kluge prepared for a story of true tenderness humor and sometimes nail biting tension Sweet Southern Hearts delivers all this and ” Holly Chamberlin author of Summer with my Siste.