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good fun reading
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
Honeysuckle Summer: A Sweet Magnolias Novel, Book 7 is by Sherryl Woods. This book is about Raylene. Raylene had come home to Serenity to get away from her abusive husband before he killed her. Her Mother wouldn’t give her any help; but her childhood friends did. Sarah took her into her home and she helped take care of her children. Raylene had agoraphobia and couldn’t go outside so the nanny took them outside and to the park. It worked for all of them.
One day while the children were outside, Raylene turned around to get them some lemonade and cookies. In seconds, Tommy was gone and Raylene couldn’t hunt for him. She called Sarah and the police and was frozen to the porch. As the many volunteers looked for Tommy. The newest officer, Carter Rollins, found Tommy and brought him home. He was fast in blaming Raylene in not getting out to find him. However, he said little and then went home to his two sisters.
Raylene got the message from him and wanted to move out so she couldn’t harm Tommy or Libby; but Sarah and Travis wouldn’t let her. She wasn’t leaving until she could leave on her own. Until then, that’s what friends were for. Later that evening, Travis was able to talk to Carter and tell him about Raylene’s agoraphobia so Carter felt he needed to help her if she would let him. In return, she could help him with his two teenage sisters. Was it a fair trade?