Image of A Slice of Heaven (Sweet Magnolias, Book 2)

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

Image of A Slice of Heaven (Sweet Magnolias, Book 2)
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Woods continues her Sweet
Magnolias trilogy with this topical,
interesting story. The characters
are nicely layered, and the conflict
is believable, but there's little
romance to be found -- owing to
the focus on the heroine's daughter.

Two years ago, Dana Sue Sullivan's husband, Ronnie, had a brief fling with another woman, and she threw him out. Now divorced and running a successful restaurant, Dana Sue does occasionally think about her ex, but not always kindly! But when their daughter Annie's eating disorder reaches a crisis point, Dana Sue allows herself to lean on Ronnie, because he's still close to the teenager.

Ronnie's devastated by Annie's illness, but he's happy to step up -- and maybe get a second chance with his ex-wife. Tired of drifting, Ronnie wants his family back, but first, he has to win Dana Sue's trust -- which isn't going to be easy. (MIRA, Mar., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer