Not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way All opinions xpressed are my own 2017 Update After reading the first book last month and taking part in the last book in this trilogy I decided to re read this book I still love it and still think that Schild is a gifted writer who knows how to keep you reading until the very Democratic Art end While I still find Neal to be manipulative this time around I realized how vulnerable he is as he feels that he should be loyal to his mother but wants to like and welcome Linny into the family I recommend this series to anyone whonjoys humorous contemporary romance If you prefer clean books this series would be a good one to read Disclaimer I received a review copy AKA an ARC of this book in Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? exchange for my personal review as well as participation in the review tour All thoughts and opinions are 100% my ownAngie s Review I really wish that I had started with the first book Linny s Sweet Dream List which I will be reading shortly so that I understand of Linny s backstory such as why she s been through two marriages already with both husbands six feet under at very young agesI feel that Linny tries too hard Between trying to come up with ideas to win Neal Jack s preteen son over to trying to be perfect atverything she does I do have to say however that I got a kick out of her inner monologueJack seriously annoyed me He refused to realize what a conniving bitch his x wife Vera is and kept the nature of his relationship with Linny secret from his familyI seriously dislike his parents CeeCee specially So annoying kind of Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group endearing at ties and someone who finds it hard to let the past stay in the as Rush amused me with his bartending skillsNeal Typical spoiled teenager who desperately wants his family to get back together I both wanted to throttle him for his treatment of Linny and hug him because he was caught between a rock and hard place that and because his mother is just such a piece of workHaving said all that Ms Schildxcels at developing her characters slowly reeling her readers in as we cheer on Linny laugh at the shenanigans and become Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust exasperated Though I did find Linny annoying at times for having her head in the clouds she made me smile and cheer her onven in the face of adversityI look forward to reading the third and final book next year First I have to start off by saying this is not my usual read Sometimes though ya just need a break and want something different My thought was why not indulge in a book that contains a story filled with amusing witty characters and true to life circumstances That s xactly why I picked up Sweet Carolina Morning by Susan Schild and I wasn t disappointed I could feel myself smiling and groaning along with the characters as I read
through all of their ups and downs while noting how realistic their situations were This all of their ups and downs while noting how realistic their situations were This a story that will resonate with many readers leaving them with a been there done that feelingA bit about the storyin this second book of the Willow Hill Series a fictional town in North Carolina sweet Linny is doing what we all do navigating her world interacting with her family and friends After a rough start where s she s had to ssentially re build her life all over again after some bad luck with the first two husbands she s found her true soul mate in Jack Avery He has a son Neal from a previous marriage and Neal tends to not be as Pansy Vol. 6 enthusiastic about Linny as his dad Uh oh And neither do the in laws who still seem smitten with Jack sx Vera Poor Linny is feeling in the dumps about this and on top of it all she s also got her Mama to worry over a sister about to have a baby and many
worries with her business and pending wedding I was about to have a drink for her on behalf of all her with her business and pending wedding I was about to have a drink for her on behalf of all her Linny is a real trooper She s got backbone and smarts She s funny too how about a little spritz of Pledge around the place just when the in laws show up unexpectedly There s nothing like the smell of furniture polish to instill confidence in one s keeping the place up I loved itSweet Carolina Morning will warm your heart make you laugh and nod your head in agreement as Linny works out her personal issues As for Susan Schild s writing she s got this knack for making you feel like you re IN the story right beside the characters At times I wanted to talk to Linny Tell her uh uh don t you think that way Or you go girl These are characters to root for and Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods especially Linny If you haven t added the book to your shelves you should Sweet Carolina Morning is anndearing novel as Susan s first Linny s Sweet Dream List So many people will identify with Linny as she faces another marriage and prepares to take on the role of step mother to a young man who doesn t appear all too anxious for her to fill that position Linny forges ahead Elizabeth I even though she hasvery reason to throw in the towel as she deals with an Education in a New Society ex wife and her fianc s family Oh the drama It s fun poignant and delightfullyntertaini. Broke by her con man late husband Linny has struggled to rebuild her life from scratch Then she met Jack Avery the town’s much adored veterinarian And she’ s marrying him Everything should be coming up roses for Linny So why does she have such a serious case of pre wedding jitters It could be because Jack’s prosperous family doesn’t approve of her roug. I m back visiting Linny in book 2 of
the Hill Series and I m happy to see all her uirky family and friends are here too Willow Hill and I m happy to see all her uirky family and friends are here too widowed Linny has worked through much of her grief for husband 1 and anger about con man husband 2 and is open to starting a new relationship with Dr Jack the towns veterinarian They are Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education early into theirngagement and all is not romance and roses As the time to pick a wedding date approaches fears from their pasts cast shadows over their future Even though Linny is in Love and xcited to marry Jack there is a big problem in the form of a Jack s teenaged son who Linny desperately wants to win over Linny has never been a mom before and being a Step mother is intimidating Then there are those other little problems with perfect perky Vera Jack s x and her new husband Jack s former best friend and also with Jack s Country Club keeping up appearances mother CeeCee who still misses Vera Linny s not the only one going through big changes in Sweet Carolina Morning her sister and mom are starting new chapters tooThe author does a great job of addressing real life concerns and keeps it light with doses of humor so that no matter the outcome I came away caring about The Baby Swap Miracle everyone in the story Even though it s a novel I would recommend this book to anyone contemplating a blended family marriage Thank you Susan Schild for keeping the giggles coming looking forward to book 3 Sweet Southern Hearts Thank you also to Kensington Publishing Corp for the Advanced Readers Copy it s always a joy to find new talented writers Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley inxchange for an honest review The xpected publication data is August 2nd 2016This story tells the difficulty of starting over in a new relationship when there are other people involved in particular children It deals with the struggle of trying to gain acceptance and know you role when the children are not yours A very real challenge in today s societyWith that in mind I should have really njoyed this story however I only found it meh There are two main reasons whyLinny and her sister were depicted as almost over the hill They were not ven 40 years old While perhaps traditionally marriage and babies occurred at a younger age that is not the norm these days In today s day woman are getting married and having children at a much older age as they focus on their careers first This is the norm which made this story feel a little bit old fashioned Seriously 38 or whatever age Linny was is not oldMy second issue was Linny herself While I get that she was insecure due to her previous marriages she really came off to me as a little annoying with her insecurities The way she blamed Jack for verything when it was clear the issue was hers bothered me Anyone ver heard of the phrase communication is keyThat being said the story did have a good message and the writing was well done My issues with the story are about my own personal as opposed to the actual story and although I usually able to set them aside when reading a story I was unable to this time This impacted my njoyment of the story Linny Taylor is back Her story continues where the first book Linny s Sweet Dream List left off Twice widowed Linny is about to get her happily Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation ever after with her boyfriend Jack Avery Unfortunately things never run smoothly for Linny and they don t this timeitherJack s family is the big problem as his mother doesn t seem to like Linny very much Jack s Gender Justice ex wife takesvery opportunity to badmouth Linny to his mother and Jack s teenage son Neal Neal s schoolwork begins to suffer Jack and Linny fear it s their upcoming nuptials causing Neal s problems Jack spends and time with Neal leaving Linny out in the coldTo add to Linny s troubles her mother meets a man on a cruise A man Linny is convinced is a con man but that s not all Linny s sister is about to have a baby but she s suddenly having marital problems Linny wants to be there to help Generations and Collective Memory everyone which is not anasy taskI urge readers to read the first book Linny s Sweet Dream List before delving into this one It gives you a clear picture of Linny and Jack s relationship and their individual histories You ll read about them in this book too but it s so much better to read both books together It s ven njoyableThis book oozes with southern charm as well as dealing with some very real issues Mixing two families together while trying to keep the peace is realistic It s not sugar coated in this story We learn the difficulties From Notes to Narrative everyone involvedxperiencesI did think Linny should lighten up on her mother and let her live a little She s a smart woman and can handle her own but her devotion towards her mother is touchingLinny and Jack s story doesn t Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America end here There s a third book which promises to be just as good as this oneFTC Disclosure The author and NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review This did. Life down South just got a whole lot sweeter in Susan Schild’s new novel about a woman whose happilyver after is about to beginwhether she’s ready for it or not Finally just shy of forty years old Linny Taylor is living the life of her dreams in her charming hometown of Willow Hill North Carolina The past few years have been anything but a fairy tale Left.
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the characters their humor and frustrations as they deal with real life situations You root for Linny to find true happiness If you haven t read Linny s Sweet Dream List you can still njoy the ride of the second novel but I would advise veryone to pick up the first novel and appreciate Sweet Carolina Morning ven Kudos to Susan Schild for a super second novel and I can t wait for the third in this series This is definitely Southern fiction you will adore I receive a free copy of this novel for an honest review Favorite uotesIf she messed up in this new jobof the characters their humor and frustrations as they deal with real life situations You
he d be that troubled teen with the shaved head who sold potd be that troubled teen with the shaved head who sold pot lived in their basement after he dropped out of school in tenth grade Linny uietly steamed She pictured Vera mincing as she walked up to accept the silver tennis trophy at the club awards dinner an ndless piece of toilet paper trailing from her shoe Next a tragic hair flat iron malfunction leaving Vera looking like Big Bird as she stared bewildered at the hunks of blond tresses burned off in her hand Linny xhaled feeling better Those visualizations she d learned from that self help book could be so calmingI befriended my mother in law She shoots suirrels and fixes them for supper but thought I wasn t classy nough for JerryJerry s mother was a bible thumper who drove a jacked up PT CruiserHer mother s Buick was pockmarked with dents that Dottie swore were from people backing into it while she was innocently shopping at the Winn Dixie Linny winced inwardly picturing her mother laughing gaily while at the wheel of a humongous juggernaut of a motor home barreling down the road bouncing from one guardrail to anotherMy ReviewI adored this amusing and insightful story from start to finish Linny s story just gets better with the second book of the series and I will be agerly awaiting future works from this talented author The plot was relevant and ntertaining while the writing was Foraging for Survival effusively detailedngaging cleverly insightful and humorous Ms Schild s characters were uirky flawed smart amusing and intriguing Linny remains one of my favorite characters as she is a smart and resourceful gal that uses movies and television shows as reference material while she navigates new waters as a future step mother to a geeky pre teen boy a boy who is currently testing the limits and pushing her buttons While watching the Brady Brunch for inspiration Linny laments that Carol Brady makes it look so Fragments easy but later has second thoughts and wonders if Carol Brady drinks Linny s humorous inner musings and her newly honed skill of using visualization as a coping mechanism are anndless source of amusement More please Sweet Carolina Morning takes up Linny s story from the first book about her Linny s Sweet Dream List It is all about that pre wedding time AS MANY KNOW IT IS A many know it is a that can be busy lots of decisions to be made and tensions to be dealt withFor Linny that is Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries exactly what it is She is going into her third wedding her two previous husbands having left her by dying Her new business is humming along but her relationship with Jack has turned a bit rocky Thex wife is certainly a burr that irritates as she not so subtly tries to steer Jack and her son pre teen Neal away from Linnie However Linnie is working really hard to form a relationship with him Bu This is book 2 in the Willow Hill series It s best to read this series in order to best understand all of the charactersLinny is twice widowed and has started a new relationship with Jack the town veterinarian Their new ngagement meet Sweet Carolina Morning is Southern Fiction at its very best warm tender lighthearted and heartfelt Linny Taylor s life in Willow Hill North Carolina has not been an asy road twice widowed her second husband left her broke and broken hearted but she has rebuilt her life and is about to marry Jack Avery Jack is divorced and the father of a 12 year old son Neal and Linny has been putting her heart and soul into creating a new family with Jack and Neal But Linny has many obstacles to overcome for her dream of a happily ver after to come true including future in laws who seem less than nthusiastic about Linny marrying their son and an x wife who keeps insinuating herself into their lives Linny Jack Neal and all the other characters in this book are so full of heart humor and love that you will be rooting for all of them to get their own happy nding Sweet Carolina Morning is the second book in the Willow Hill series following the wonderful Linny s Sweet Dream List Although this book can stand on its own merits I One Ticket To Texas encourage you to read Linny s Sweet Dream List first so that you can be introduced to the characters from the beginning of their story I mxcited that there will be a third book in the future I can t wait to find out about these wonderful characters and where life will take them next I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. H and tumble background Or that his x wife is suddenly back on the scene Or that Linny has yet to win over his son’s heart All these obstacles not to mention what she should wear when she walks down the aisle are taking the joy out of planning her wedding Linny better find a way to trust love again or she might risk losing the one man she wants to be with forev. .