Feels Like Family by Sherryl Woods

The Sweet Magnolias, Book 3



ISBN 978-0-7783-2436-2

Reviewed by Nannette



Helen Decatur’s clock is ticking. She has a very successful law practice, and along with her best friends, Dana Sue and Maddie, owns and runs a day spa. The problem is that she’s in her forties, still single, and lately, she’s been thinking about having a baby. Only her lifestyle doesn’t seem conducive to starting a family. That’s where Erik Whitney fits in. Erik is the chef at the restaurant Dana Sue owns on her own. Even though they argue every time they are together, sparks of a different kind fly between Helen and Erik. Helen has a lot of decisions to make. Some of them she shouldn’t be making on her own.

Helen and Erik’s relationship lacks chemistry in Feels Like Family. Because they hide it, and because of Helen’s secret pregnancy plans, it feels more like friends with benefits rather than a true romance.  Serenity, South Carolina takes on a soap opera like feel in Feels Like Family. Divorce, single mothers, an abusive ex-husband, a secret pregnancy, and a marriage without love become a bit too much for one small town. The realism present in all of Sherryl Woods stories is there, which I love, but it’s a bit overwhelming. I would love to read about Annie and Ty. They could have a wonderful story to tell.  


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