Annie Sullivan grew up in the warm southern town of
Carolina, with the support of the Sweet Magnolias,
consisting of her mom and her mom’s best friends, and Tyler Townsend. Annie and
Tyler were close from a young age, their friendship taking on the role of first
love as they reached their teens. She’d always pictured settling down with Ty
and raising a family of their own in the little town. However, as she headed
off for college and Ty started his baseball career, the distance drove them
apart. Then the shocking news of Ty’s betrayal was too much to bear. How could
she ever get past the scandals posted all over the tabloids of Ty’s sudden
start to fatherhood?
Tyler Townsend has always valued his small town roots and
appreciated the life lessons he’d picked up. He should have known better than
to risk something so much as his relationship with Annie over a quick boost to
his ego. The few moments of bliss with his female fans changed more in
Tyler’s life than he
could ever have imagined. He not only lost Annie, but became a single father
all at once. Now, three years later, though his son is the center of his world,
can’t let go of the hopes and plans he and Annie shared.
suffers an injury during a game, he sees this as the chance he needs to try to
win back Annie. He heads back to Serenity to recoup, where Annie is now employed
as a physical therapist, specializing in sports injuries. Annie is faced with
confronting her emotions over Ty and the connection between them that is still
apparent. For every step forward they seem to make, something comes to play
that knocks them two steps back. As Annie finally warms up to a new life with
Ty, the past comes back to haunt them.
With the release of HOME IN CAROLINA comes the start of a new
generation of Sweet Magnolias. Sherryl Woods revisits the cozy little town of
Carolina where the first Magnolias were introduced.
Ms. Woods’s melodic prose and infusion of southern charm shines forth in this sweet
first glimpse of her new line of empowering women. Take a journey through small
town living, the bond of first loves, the beauty of friendships, and the
strength of forgiveness.