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Swan Point (The Sweet Magnolias #11)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  297 ratings  ·  62 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...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2014)
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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...more
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...more
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...more
When Adelia Hernandez bought a home in Swan Point, South Carolina, she had no idea she would be so warmly welcomed. In no time she becomes the manager of one of the most fashionable boutiques in town and is eager to start over as a single mom. Gabe Franklin is a man with plenty of regrets, but he comes back to Swan Point to make things right. He only planned to stay long enough to make amends, but after meeting Adelia, he decides staying might be the best thing he’s done in a long time.

A warm, S...more
Andrea Stoeckel
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...more
Sharon Redfern
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...more
Jessica Bronder
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...more
MrsK Books
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
"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...more
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
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 day...it'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
Review originally posted:Traveling With T

This book was sent to Traveling With T for the consideration of a fair and honest review.

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...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...more
Full review: http://bookgirl.co.vu/post/9048010579...

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....more
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
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
Review written for and published by the Portland Book Review on June 30, 2014:

In Serenity, South Carolina, the Sweet Magnolias know everything and everyone. Nothing happens without their attention and involvement, so when Gabe Franklin returns to the scene of his childhood troubles, they’ve got their eyes on him…and he’s got his eyes on recently divorced Adelia Hernandez. Ready to leave his rebellious youth behind him, Gabe wants to make a fresh start in Serenity for himself and Adelia and her c...more
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
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
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...more
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...more
A big thank you to Goodreads for the opportunity to read this advance copy through a giveaway! I have to preface my review by saying that I haven't really read any books from the romance genre since I was in high school. I realize that there are readers out there who enjoy a good bit of escapism with their books and I like it just as much as the next person, but not this way. Maybe it's my cynicism, but I find that it's hard to enjoy a book when the males are portrayed as masculine paragons who...more
The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Review originally published at The Bookwyrm's Hoard.

I always enjoy visiting Serenity, South Carolina, and hanging out with the Sweet Magnolias. They make a mean margarita, but that's not what attracts me. What I really love is how these women look out for each other -- and their husbands do the same. And they're always willing to widen the circle to encompass one more friend.

"Wait," you're saying, "I thought this was a romance!" You're right, it is. And the focus is certainly on Adelia and Gabe...more
4.5 stars.

Swan Point is another warm and inviting novel in Sherryl Woods' incredibly heartwarming Sweet Magnolias series. In this latest visit to Serenity, newly divorced Adelia Hernandez is beginning a new life with her four children while Gabe Franklin is trying to make peace with his turbulent past. They are caught off guard by their mutual attraction, but with plenty of encouragement from interfering but well-meaning friends and family, they tentatively begin dating. While this couple has pl...more
I received this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review.

We met Adelia a couple of books that was focused on her brother, Elliot and his relationship with Karen. She was a judgmental person about Karen, who was divorced and a in the Cruz family that was a big no-no. Now Adelia is in the same situation and her own sisters look down their noses at her. She knows she did the right thing though because her ex flaunted his affairs around town and her children found out about it. She knew s...more


Swan Points has a community of characters that I really like. It also has lots of gossip, everybody knows what you are up to. Some times it is helpful others it does a lot of harm. It deals with divorce and abuse. I like the plot. it is full of drama, relationships and romance. It is also a clean read.

Adelia Hernandez is Catholic and newly divorced. Her family is not too supportive of her getting a divorce. She has four children. She works in a store on Main street that sells clothes....more
It was great to be back in Serenity with the Sweet Magnolias. I was seamlessly immersed back in the fold. This book began right where the last one left off and is Adelia and Gabe's story and what a story it is. The chemistry was there but this was a sweet romance with heat just from a few kisses. Nice closure and I can't wait to meet up with the rest of the crew in future books in the series.
Well done, Ms. Woods. You always leave me wanting more!
Denise Jo
Swan Point was really good. It is another Serenity Springs book. This one is a story of Gabe who lived in Serenity, left, and has returned as an angry adult. He fights his demons and meets a woman Adeline and her children. She is just newly divorced and from a very tight religious hispanic family where they are all angry at her for her divorce. It was nice to see the diversity of new characters and is a cute story. Don't worry.. The Sweet Magnolias are involved.......
honestly, I was a bit disappointed w/this story line as there wasn't much to the "plot" -- it was "just another romance" -- so many other of her books had interesting "learn about" stories = bulimia/anorexia, agoraphobis, but the only item in this was the teaser about her sister! so it's OK, just a typical romance, but not up to a Sweet Magnolia story in my opinion .. fast read though ..
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With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she's lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.

"The friends are the only things I've brought with me through the years that really matter," she says. "I could probably live without one more chintz teacup, another tin-litho sa...more
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