Waking Up in Charleston
By Sherryl Woods
(Mira, Mass Market Paperback, 9780778313267, 400pp.)
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
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The moment Amanda defied her rich and powerful father to marry Bobby O'Leary, Big Max disowned her. Even now, with Bobby dead and Amanda mired in debt, he refuses to forgive her.
But Caleb, the new man in Amanda's life, is determined to mend fences between father and daughter. He also has a far more personal missionto make Amanda and her family his own. But when she learns how close he is to Big Max and the secret Caleb's been hiding, there's every chance she could walk away.
As a pastor, Caleb's used to calling on a higher power for help, and heaven knows it's going to take a miracle to fix this before it's too late.
"Woods has invested the final installment of her Charleston-set contemporary romance series, following The Backup Plan (2005) and Flirting with Disaster (2005), with charm and pathos, drawing heavily on the appeal of this gracious Southern city while unhesitatingly revealing its lingering racial tensions and class consciousness." Booklist on Waking up in Charleston
"Sherryl Woods writes emotionally satisfying novels about family, friendship and home. Truly feel-great reads!"-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
"Once again, Woods, with such authenticity, weaves a tale of true love and the challenges that can knock up against that love. She is the master of conveying emotions of the heart."-RT BookReviews on Beach Lane
"Love, marriage, family, and forgiveness all play an important part in Wood's latest richly nourishing, holiday-spiced novel."-Chicago Tribune on A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
"A whimsical, sweet scenario. . . the digressions have their own charm, and Woods never fails to come back to the romantic point."--Publishers Weekly on Sweet Tea at Sunrise
"Sparks fly in a lively tale that is overflowing with family conflict and warmth and the possibility of rekindled love."-Library Journal on Flowers on Main