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Swan Point (The Sweet Magnolias #11)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,019 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws readers back into the world of strong friendships and heartfelt emotions in Serenity, South Carolina

Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street's most fashionable boutique, s
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2014)
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Aug 02, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing
Swan Point is a Sweet Magnolia novel by Sheryl Woods. It is set in Serenity, South Carolina. Adelia Hernandez bought a home in the Swan Point neighborhood. It is an older home and needs a lot of fixing up.
Adelia Hernandez moves herself and her four children into the home in Swan Point. She knows it needs some fixing up and she may need to get into her savings to get all of it finished. However, she feels this home is where she and her four children can make a new start after her divorce from he
Nov 13, 2014 Patty rated it liked it
Swan Point
Sherryl Woods

Key characters...

Key characters for me were Gabe and Adelia...Adelia is recently divorced and has four children. Gabe has a rep for being the town's bad boy. There are tons of other less important characters...friends, family, children and one really annoying cheating irritating ex-husband...Ernesto.


Most of this story takes place in this sweet little town...I loved the way the hangout places were the bakery and the pizza shop.

Simply put...what's going down...
Jul 10, 2014 Pat rated it liked it
My Booklist review:

Woods proposes the notion that there’s nothing more self-centered than two people dating in a small town in her latest Sweet Magnolias cozy romance. When recent divorcee Adelia Hernandez starts going out with former town bad-boy Gabe Franklin, whose mother had been the town slut, the Sweet Magnolia group of gossipy women makes them the topic of conversation and a couple to watch. Adelia has her hands full, however, with four children, a disapproving mother and sister, a suppor
Jul 30, 2014 Janeiowa rated it it was amazing
I loved this novel, and I could barely put it down to eat or sleep. I've been reading a lot lately, but this one stands out.

The characters are very well-developed and the storyline flows.
The issues the characters face are very "real-life" ones. Ms Woods has included a diverse population for Serenity, SC, and that has added a dimension to both the characters and the storyline, as the reader sees actions of the characters based on both past history and family/cultural traditions.

There are none of
Andrea Stoeckel
Aug 29, 2014 Andrea Stoeckel rated it it was amazing
Hard cover book, chick lit, romance, contemporary genre Read 8/20-8/21

Adelia Hernandez and her four children are starting a new chapter in their lives as the marriage she had with former husband, psychologically abusive Ernesto ends. She and the kids move into a once fabulous, now shabby house in the Swan Point section of Serenity, where she was born and raised in a close, God fearing family.

It took a lot of courage, but Adelia is looking forward to a peaceful life, as far away from her ex as sh
Sharon Redfern
Jul 28, 2014 Sharon Redfern rated it really liked it
In the latest Sweet Magnolia's book, Adelia Hernandez has divorced her cheating dog of a husband and moved her family to the Swan Point neighborhood. The house is in need of some TLC so she hires Mitch Franklin's company to do the work. His single cousin, one time bad boy Gabe Franklin, is now working for Mitch and he and Adelia hit it off.

As in earlier books in the series, there are obstacles to the relationship like Adelia's family and her own insecurities as well as Gabe's troubled childhood
Jessica Bronder
Jul 11, 2014 Jessica Bronder rated it really liked it
Adelia has moved back to Swan Point to start over with her four kids after her divorce is finalized. After the abuse of her ex, she has no self confidence and is surprised to get a job so quickly and to be welcomed back into the Sweet Magnolia gang.

At the same time Gabe has decided to grow up and return to Swan Point. He is hired by his cousin for construction and meets Adelia while renovating her house. He has eyes for her but he doesn’t know if he really wants all the baggage of his past, her
MrsK Books
Jun 24, 2014 MrsK Books rated it really liked it
As a mother, you probably know or know of someone who has been in a relationship/marriage that is not only abusive, degrading, and oppressive... but is pushing the wife beyond the healthy limits of acceptable treatment. It is so difficult to fight off such controlling behaviors from a spouse. You must have the support of everyone in order to make the choice to leave and begin again. When we meet Adelia, she has just finalized her divorce. She is moving into her new home and into her new season o ...more
Harlequin Books
"Woods’ latest will encourage readers to pack their bags and move to Serenity ASAP. Swan Point’s small-town charm is welcoming and will envelop readers like a warm hug. Gabe and Adelia are so lively and animated, one almost expects them to jump from the pages. New characters are introduced and, luckily, we get to reunite with a few of our favorites from the past, too. This author never disappoints — and friends at your book club will agree" (RT Book Reviews). 4 1/2 stars

Sweet Magnolia, book 11
Sep 19, 2014 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
"Maybe real sisterhood wasn't about biology at all."

Ahhh...small town living, where everyone knows everyone else's business. I grew up in small towns in the Midwest so I really identified with this story.

Adelia Hernandez has divorced her husband and moved with her four children to a fixer upper in Swan Point, in the small town of Serenity, South Carolina.

She finally got tired of her husband's cheating ways and wanted good role models for her children, and respect and love for herself - none of w
Jul 06, 2014 Patricia rated it it was amazing
I received Swan Point by Sherryl Woods from (Goodreads First Reads) this website Goodreads. I am so glad I received this book on a Saturday, because all I can say is that when I start to read the Sweet Magnolias novels I can never put them down and this was another one. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. Reading Adelia’s and Gabe’s love story gave me such Awwww moments I had to remember where I was reading sometimes (lol). Gabe is such a great character for Adelia and her four chi ...more
Jenifer Heavner
Sep 06, 2014 Jenifer Heavner rated it really liked it
I want to start by saying that I've read a few books in the series and I love each of them. I read this book cover to cover in one's really that good...until the ending. I felt like it needed one more chapter. I felt like I was left totally hanging with questions about how the children would react and what would happen with Carolina's family? But, maybe I just need to wait for the next book in the series. I love this small town and the way that everyone is in everyone else's business. H ...more
Debby Long
Feb 21, 2015 Debby Long rated it it was amazing
My only problem with this series is I want more. i feel like I keep getting my best friends taken away from me everytime I finish one.
Mar 08, 2015 Jodie rated it really liked it
After leaving a marriage from an unfaithful husband, Adelia is making a new beginning for her and her four children. Although Adelia is not looking for any sort of relationship, when Gabe returns to Swan Point, she can't seem to shake the feeling that she wants something more than just friendship with him.

I love Sherryl Woods' O'Brien family in her Chesapeake Shores series and when I saw the setting for Sweet Magnolias was in Serenity, South Carolina, well, I just had to give it a try! I have no
Review originally posted:Traveling With T

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Swan Point

Adelia Hernandez, recently divorced from her husband, Ernesto- has moved to the Swan Point neighborhood of the small town of Serenity. While a divorce is hard for everyone normally- Adelia is feeling the pressure even more- she wants to protect her children from more hurt by Ernesto, she is dealing with family fall-out (her family does not believe in divorce
Dec 07, 2014 Jess rated it liked it
This is the eleventh book in the Sweet Magnolia's series and features Adelia and Gabe. While I liked this one, it wasn't one of my favorites from this series. Adelia felt very unlikable to me, ever since we were introduced to her in previous books. So from the start I wasn't as involved as I was with other characters. However, I really adored Gabe. He was really an adorable man and I really loved how he was with Adelia's kids. He didn't try too hard and didn't use them as pawns as he forged a re ...more
Judy Collins
Sherry Woods is back with her sassy southern Magnolias, in her upcoming Swan Point (Sweet Magnolias #11). Having read the other ten books in the series, was delighted to catch up with the girls in Serenity, South Carolina.

Adelia, single mom in her early forties, divorced is letting go of her old past and excited about the new possibilities of filling her new historic home in the Swan Point, with laughter; however, her four children (Tomas, Selena, Natalia, and Juanita) are not so thrilled. She i
Patricia Solla
Oct 03, 2014 Patricia Solla rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
Interesting storyline - old fashioned values (cultural and faith based) clash with the new age values. The lead female character in newly divorced and while she was definitely right in doing so her family is not very supportive. Things do change as more information about the ex-husband comes out. Also the reader finds that the family dynamic is crumbling with one more marriage going down the tubes for an extremely important reason. The Sweet Magnolias are out in full force supporting the lead fe ...more
Jul 01, 2014 Jessica rated it liked it
Full review:

Sherryl Woods brings us back to her popular southern setting in the latest Sweet Magnolias novel Swan Point. And fans of the previous ten novels will be thrilled catching up with familiar characters and embracing the warmth Woods brings readers in the form of the town of Serenity, South Carolina. In this latest edition, readers can expect Sherryl’s familiar formula but that isn’t to say it isn’t good.

Her fans will certainly eat up this novel.
Aug 16, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Swan Point by Sherry Woods is the eleventh book in the Sweet Magnolia series. Reading the first chapter is like revisiting a favorite town and already knowing the residents. Although the storyline differs, the familiar characters both loveable and incorrigible give readers a warm feeling of coming home. Swan Point deals with Adelia and her recent divorce from her louse of a husband. Cheated on for years, she finally summons the strength to leave him and forge a new life of her own. Having to sup ...more
Ann Boytim
Sep 28, 2014 Ann Boytim rated it really liked it
Continuing the Sweet Magnolias series Adelia Hernandez is beginning a new life after a nasty divorce. Adelia has four children to take care of and still lives in the same small town where her ex husband flaunts his affair with his mistress in her face. Adelia is determined to become an independent woman and is hired to work in a small boutique owned by one of the Sweet Magnolias, this group of woman band together to help one another in small businesses and encourage women to find their way and g ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Skyqueen rated it liked it
It's quite the Norman Rockwellesque story. Not that everything is perfect. People don't always make the best or right decisions. BUT ninety percent of the women AND the MEN are communicative about their feelings to each other with no games, and insightful about themselves or others. And those ten percent who do not have it altogether are gently "tutored" by other MEN and women! So the only thing that would make it MORE perfect is for that to be in MY life . . . not gonna happen. And of course ev ...more
Feb 14, 2015 Naomi rated it really liked it
Sweet Southern charm in the Carolina's. Adelia has just gone through a bitter divorce. Her husband Ernesto was cheating on her. When he introduces his mistress to his four kids Adelia realizes they deserve better. People are upset with her especially her family because she is Catholic and files for divorce.
Gabe Franklin is afraid of commitment and long relationships but he loves Adelia and her kids. He is just not sure he wants to be a parent. But when Ernesto threatens Adelia and hurts her kids
Really empty novel about divorced woman who moves back to her hometown, Serenity, where there seems little trouble in the world and people mainly gossip about the neighbors and food. Of course a full time resident of Serenity who never married and is male gets Adelia's, the woman, heart thumping but all is proper and good even if the book hints that hasn't always been so in lives of some residents. No current events, interesting discussions, come across this crowd of people, it might be improper ...more
Jami Dutcher
Oct 03, 2014 Jami Dutcher rated it it was amazing
I read this book out of series order but I was able to read it just fine as a standalone romance. I think it would have been more enjoyable if I had read the series in order but I loved this book. It is full of real romance and small town everything, gossip and everyone in your business. I love small towns. This romance can be read by all ages. There is a lot of romance but there is no sex. Just kissing. There are plots of domestic violence and cheating on your spouse so you can decide if it is ...more
Nov 28, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
This is a continuing story of the Sweet Magnolias and their friends in South Carolina. We are meeting Gabe Franklin whose brother is the local builder and who is trying to vitalize main street. We have met Adelia Hernandez earlier as the sale person at a fashionable boutique. Both are not trying to settle down with anyone new but when they do meet, it is lightning. With the help of all of the Sweet Magnolias and their families, they don't have a chance. Great read and this book has a little less ...more
Jul 01, 2014 Ann rated it really liked it
This is another delightful entry into the Sweet Magnolia series. Adelia is moving to Serenity since her divorce is final. She and her four children are hoping to escape the talk and embarrassment of her husband's infidelity. Gabe has moved to Serenity to help out his brother Mitch with his construction company. When Adelia and Mitch meet, sparks fly, but the path to true love isn't easy. We get to catch up with some of previous couples and hopefully will soon meet new ones. This is a great read ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Tonya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws readers back into the world of strong friendships and heartfelt emotions in Serenity, South Carolina

Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street's most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses pat
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Swan Point started slow but then it picked up and made for an interesting story. It really touched on quite a few issues that parents and children deal with in families where there is infidelity and abuse. If these are touchy subjects for you, then you might want to pass on reading this one. Ms. Woods doesn’t really delve too deeply in these subjects but it may be enough to trigger some emotional feelings in some people.

Adelia Hernandez is trying to raise her kids and restart her life after dea
Aug 03, 2014 Darcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, romance, 2014
When Adelia showed up in the series I didn't really like her, she was so judgmental, living on her high horse. I sort of liked that she was knocked off it, but didn't like that her self worth took such a hit in the process.

It has been interesting watching Adelia rebuild her life and teach her kids what was really important. This book really took that to a new level. I was torn with how most of the kids really saw what a piece of crap their dad was, hated that they had to learn that, but it was
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“hasn’t been missing long. If she’s upset, she’ll go someplace where she feels safe.” “But she might not be thinking clearly,” Adelia protested, her panic returning. “She’s only thirteen, Gabe. I’m afraid I’ve been forgetting that myself. I should have been paying more attention. Instead, I was so worried about my younger kids, I missed all the signs that Selena was in real trouble. I was just grateful that she was no longer rebelling against the world.” In front of the gym, she bolted from the car practically before it could come to a stop. Inside, she scanned the room until her gaze landed on her brother. He regarded her with alarm, which grew visibly when Gabe came in right on her heels. Misreading the situation, Elliott stepped between them. “Is this guy bothering you, Adelia?” She held up a hand. “No, it’s nothing like that. Selena’s missing. Gabe is helping me look for her. I thought maybe she’d come here to see you.” Elliott shook his head. “I haven’t seen her. Let me check with Karen. She’s not working today. She’s at the house with the baby.” Adelia felt herself starting to shake as her brother made the call to his wife. Then she felt Gabe’s steadying hand on her shoulder. He didn’t say a word, just kept his hand there until the moment passed. Elliott listened intently to whatever Karen was saying, his expression brightening. “Thanks, querida. Adelia will be there in a few minutes.” Smiling, he turned to her. “Selena’s at my house playing with the baby. Karen didn’t think to call anyone because Selena told her she only had a half day at school and swore you knew where she was.” Adelia finally let out the breath she felt like she’d been holding for hours. “Of course Karen believed her,” she said wryly. “Selena’s very convincing when she wants to be.” “Want me to drive you over there?” Elliott offered. “I can get one of the other trainers to take my next client.” “I can take her,” Gabe said. He looked at her. “Unless you’d prefer to have your brother go with you.” Adelia hesitated, then shook her head. “If you don’t mind making the drive, that would be great,” she told him. “Elliott, there’s no reason for you to miss an appointment. I can handle this.” Elliott looked worried but eventually nodded. “You’ll be there when I get home? I want to have a talk with my niece about skipping school and worrying you.” She smiled. “Believe me, she’ll get more than enough talking from me tonight. You can save your lecture for another day.” Elliott nodded with unmistakable reluctance. “Whatever you think, but I will have a word with her. You can be sure of that.” “Not a doubt in my mind,” she said, then turned to Gabe. “Let’s go. That” 0 likes
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