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Fans of Woods' Sweet Magnolias
series will enjoy catching up with Serenity's denizens and finally having the chance to read Annie and Ty's story. Unfortunately, it's a slight disappointment -- a strong plot and conflict can't compensate for characters who seem immature and self-centered much of the time.
Ty's determined to win Annie's trust and get her back, and he's just started making some headway when Dee-Dee shows up and throws a wrench in the works. Will Ty be able to convince Annie of his love? (MIRA, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)