Image of Sweet Tea at Sunrise (Sweet Magnolias)


Image of Sweet Tea at Sunrise (Sweet Magnolias)

Hero Travis has depth beneath his undoubted charm, and heroine Sarah is sympathetic through most of the book. But her endless self-doubt taxes the reader's nerves eventually and her sudden realization that she's in love with Travis just doesn't ring true.

Finally divorced from a hyper-critical and emotionally abusive man, Sarah Price is starting over with her two children in Serenity, her small hometown. Working part-time as a waitress, Sarah meets sweet-talking Travis McDonald, a former professional baseball player who's also deciding what to do with the rest of his life -- which turns out to be opening his own radio station in town and giving Sarah her own show. Travis is a flirt, a self-confessed player and great balm for Sarah's still-bruised self-confidence, but she can't take him seriously. Sarah makes Travis want things he's never even thought of before -- a home and a family -- but he's not a forever kind of man, and they both know it. (MIRA, May, 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer