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Weather the Storm

(Southern Roots #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,049 ratings  ·  208 reviews
A new Southern Roots standalone...

Magnolia Ellington is all too aware that dangerous things can come in shiny packages. Her husband made sure to teach her that.

Desperate to escape his wrath--and his fists--she flees in the dark of night. Seeking safety and shelter with the only family she has left, Magnolia finds herself in the sleepy, Southern town of Dogwood--and in
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published April 24th 2018
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars

I've said it before and I'll say it again.. Kate's books just keep getting better!
This is her best book yet and I cannot wait to get more from her!

I fell in love with "big brother" Simon in Coming Up Roses, loved him in An Uphill Battle, and have now fallen in love with him as the hero.
I didn't want this to end! I was dragging my feet all day because I wanted to stay with Magnolia and Simon more; but I also wanted to find out what was
Hot KU Romance-Dani
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with LK Farlow’s writing with her debut novel. She writes sweet southern charm like nobodies business.
But with Weather The Storm not only does she nail the charm again, she threw in some darkness. I’m blown away by her talent and want everyone to read this amazing story. My heart was racing, pounding, broken entirely. I swooned, I laughed and I loved so very much. When an author can bring out all of your emotions, That people is when you know you’ve read something Special. Like I
Joy Novel Thoughts
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Weather the Storm is L.K. Farlow's best work yet! Simon and Magnolia stole my heart from the first page and never let go!

I can't begin to tell you how much I adore Simon. He's all that and a bag of chips. Seriously. A southern gentlemen that stays by Mags side when times are hard and stands up for her when necessary but still knows when she needs him to take a step back and give her space.

The end of An Uphill Battle set us up for the beginning of Weather the Storm and the wait to see what would
Harloe Rae
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LK Farlow has done it again, but even better. I love her sweet and Weather the Storm adds a gritty layer we haven't seen yet. I was pleasantly surprised and the twists kept coming. My interest was peaked from the blurb, I fell for the cover, but it's the story inside that captured my heart. Mags and Simon are glorious. Extremely well done!


Back to Dogwood we go for the final standalone in the Southern Roots series...

I’ve been waiting to read Magnolia’s story and LK Farlow did this tortured he
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Weather the Storm is my favorite of the Southern Roots books hands down. LK Farlow has upped her writing game with this sweet love story that is sprinkled with mystery and suspense. I loved the way Simon and Magnolia complimented each other with their affection, commitment, and patience with one another. The friendships between the group remain strong and seeing them find love is a joy.

Fans of small-town romances will love this sweet love story that makes you smile.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, and love each book more than the last.

This book gives us the story of Magnolia and Simon. Loved watching Magnolia learn to open her heart to love again, and see Simon be the stand up guy that we knew he could be!

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Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Marie’s Review

I’ve been waiting for Magnolia’s story. Being a southern girl I could relate to a lot of Weather the Storm and its southernisms. LK Farlow is a true southern gal and has brought that charm and warmth to this story.

Magnolia was the quiet one with a story that no one really knew. Simon fell hard for her and wanted to protect her. Their love story is enchanting and you are cheering for them from the start.

When Magnolia’s past comes back with a vengeance, Simon and all of the gang ar
Heather M. Orgeron
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lk just upped her game, ladies. The queen of sweet, southern romance explored a darker side of love and completely blew me away. There were moments I literally felt my heart race with panic.

Simon is the perfect hero and exactly what poor Mags needs to come back from a very tragic past. He’s everything I love in a hero. Strong. Possessive. Compassionate. Viral.

Lk has a way of bringing her characters to life. Of bringing you right into their hearts and minds and allowing you to not only read, bu
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Laid-Back Book Bitches
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am gonna start by saying I really wish I had read the first 2 books first, but I intend to go back and read them. This was my first time reading this author and she hooked me right away. Simon and Magnolia stole my heart from the very beginning. I was really blown away by this authors writing skills. You know an author has major talent when she can draw all the emotions out of you. There was times I felt like my heart would pound right out of my chest. There was times I was walking through my ...more
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it


I love a good emotional story every now and again....okay, lets not kid ourselves...I'm all about the angst! After reading Coming Up Roses, I was intrigued by Magnolia and I couldn't help but wonder what she was hiding. After reading An Uphill Battle, that intrigue tripled! I needed this woman's story and I needed it now!

Weather The Storm is an emotionally conflicting story of one woman who's on the run from a horrible past filled with physical and emotional abuse, If spousal abu
Megan | A Page to Turn
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LK Farlow has written her best story yet! In Coming Up Roses, she made us fully adore and admire Cash and Myla Rose! In An Uphill Battle, she made us fight for love with Drake and Azalea, even when I wanted Drake to walk away most of the time and struggled with Azzy's back and forth. This time, when we see the usual cast of characters in Weather the Storm, we get a chance to follow Simon and Magnolia. This story is just, it's so well told. This story makes me so happy, and it's the best of the s ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The thing I loved the most about this book was the characters. The hero is almost perfect. He was always trying to take care of the heroine and he understood as much as he could what she went through, so he acted accordingly. I loved how he was always trying to protect her and show her that she was precious and how much she was worth. He is a great character and I couldn't help but fall for him. The heroine struggled for most of the book because of her abusive ex. She is slowly becoming a strong ...more
Amy Stephens
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yes! L.K. Farlow has given us another amazing story!

I really love the set of characters that the author has created. But Simon and Magnolia's story is probably my favorite. The writing is solid, the story doesn't falter and you just can't stop flipping pages until you're finished. Once again, there is a great storyline here, along with some angst, but there is real depth and passion. We see firsthand just how great of a guy Simon is. There's quite a bit of emotion as well dealing with Magnolia a
Happily Mary After
This is my first time reading L.K. Farlow, and I am already a big fan! Weather the Storm is a heady blend of sweet, steamy and emotional with a dash of suspense. Readers' hearts will ache for Magnolia while simultaneously cheering for her. She’s escaped an abusive marriage and is getting back on her feet and finding her confidence again. Simon is swoony; he's a all around GOOD guy. He falls hard for Magnolia, and he’s perfectly patient with her as she heals from trauma. Farlow handles emotional ...more
Kayla Brunson
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018, arc, romance
I received an ARC for an honest review.

This one was Simon and Magnolia’s story and goodness, it was worth the wait. We got little snippets of Magnolia in the previous books and when I found out that we were getting her story I was so excited. I could tell that she had been hurt but never that much.

My heart went out to Magnolia. Nobody deserves to go through what she went through. Sadly there are women all over the world that go through this. I myself even went through a relationship like this. I
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5*

Such a poignant and emotive read.

Simon has been crushing on Magnolia since she came into his life. She is the sweetest thing: accident prone, anxious, vulnerable yet strong, so strong. She is unsure and uneasy around Simon despite being attracted to him. Her past experience has made her this way and Simon's challenge is to show her how she should be loved and respected by a man.

My heart went out to Magnolia as you understand why she is the way she is. I loved Simon and his gentleness
Jessica Cox
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down, I have been wanting to know all about Magnolia since she was first introduced in the very first Southern Roots, she has always had her guard up and was like a skittish kitten . This author delivered, this is her third book and I think my favorite the writing and stories keep getting better and aww man the feels. I felt so hard for Magnolia when she finally opened up about her horrible abuse is endured by her husband. He is the absolute was scum on the earth and he ...more
Richelle Robinson
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have been not so patiently waiting for Simon and Magnolia’s book and it didn’t disappoint me one bit! Simon and Magnolia have been tap dancing around each other but are thrown together in an unconventional way. Once this happens we have the makings of a beautiful relationship. I loved the slow burn and build up between the two characters. Simon was so swoony and protective which I loved! Magnolia is very shy and reserved and when I found out the reason why my heart broke for her in a million p ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful and heart-warming! I just loved Magnolia’s story! I can’t wait to read more of this authors work!
Stacie Christensen
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magnolia Ellington is all too aware that dangerous things can come in shiny packages. Her husband made sure to teach her that.

Desperate to escape his wrath—and his fists—she flees in the dark of night. Seeking safety and shelter with the only family she has left, Magnolia finds herself in the sleepy, Southern town of Dogwood—and in the arms of Simon McAllister.

Simon has always been more of a thinker than a doer. That changes the minute he meets shy and mysterious Magnolia. She has him rushing in
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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LK Farlow has once again captivated my heart with her latest book in the Southern Roots series! Her sweet and lovable romance has just the perfect amount of angst that will have any book lover swooning in anticipation! Let's just say that her book keep getting better and better every time and are all some of my favorite books to date.

I am so sad that this is the final standalone in the Southern Root series because I have become seriously invested
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Welp, Weather the Storm is definitely my favorite of all 3 Southern Roots books. I loved every second of this book. Very well written, characters wee amazing, and the words flowed perfectly.

Simon was the quiet one in all the other books. This one, I fell in love with him. He took care of Magnolia right from the start. He never pushed her and loved her through all her broken pieces.

Magnolia. I wish I could just hug and love on her. She deserved the very best and I am so glad that Simon was it.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Simon's book since I read book one, Coming Up Roses. He was impossible for me to not fall for and the more I read of him in book two, the more I got excited for this one. I am so extremely happy that now I've gotten it, I've read it, and LK Farlow did not disappoint. I loved it.

Magnolia having a dark past has been hinted at since the beginning, but her true story was heartbreaking. I liked how all the parts of her new life in the present helped build her up and move forwa
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Weather The Storm is book 3 in the Southern Roots series, Simon and Magnolia’s story.
Heartbreaking, but not in the way you’d think. Beautiful and sweet in the best way. My heart loves Simon and my heart is emotional for Magnolia. In this story you get see Magnolia for who she is and what she hides and you get to see the “Timmbberrr” fall, as well as to catch up on the main characters from books 1 and 2 and read what’s been going on with them since their stories.
I would also love to read a stor
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 out of 5 stars

This was the first book for me in this series and I can’t wait to go back and read the others. I know that Simon was an amazing book boyfriend, but I have a feeling Drake and Cash will be pretty amazing, too. Despite it being the third book in the series, I never felt lost or like I was missing anything not having more background. The crossover characters were there, but they weren’t distracting from the story of simon and Magnolia.

This book took me on an emotional roller coa
Laura's Book Addiction
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Simon and Magnolia!!
Meg K
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Weather the Storm is the third installment in LK Farlow’s Southern Roots series. While I have adored every book so far I have to say, Weather the Storm is hands down my favorite!

This book is Simon and Magnolia’s story and it is absolutely amazing. Oh, my goodness, Simon is EVERYTHING! The way he cares for and protects Magnolia without smothering her is the sweetest thing. It was also amazing seeing Magnolia’s transition into a more open and less afraid woman. This book has suspense, mys
Alejandra Tolentino  (Cocky Reader)
Five healing stars! This book made my heart ache. Each word was a bittersweet symphony.

Oh. My. Stars! Weather the Storm by LK Farlow is a roll coaster of emotions. I'm drained and literally with a big knot in my throat! This book had too much to offer. It is thoughtfully written.

I shall confess that this is the first time I read a book of her and let me tell you something. It would've been nice if someone would've warned me that I was going to need a box of tissues because between the pages of
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This was my first LK Farlow book, and I fell in love instantly with her talented writing style in Weather the Storm! It was that type of story that brought out all of my emotions in spades, so by the time I had devoured every last word, I was mentally exhausted, like it was my own situation, that's how far engaged I was with Magnolia's story. See, the life she had signed up for wasn't the nightmare that she got, and Magnolia had to run. And she ends up in the small Southern town of Dogwood, ...more
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