Susan Schild is back with the third installment of the “Willow Hill Novels” featuring Linny Taylor, in her latest book, SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS (LyricalPress). In the first book, LINNY’S SWEET DREAM LIST, she finds herself widowed again at 38 years-old and she has to rebuild her life. In SWEET CAROLINA MORNING, a nearly 40 year-old Linny is living the kind of life she’s cautiously hoped for. She’s about to marry the man of her dreams. But even though, they say the third time’s the charm, her upcoming nuptials only have her more anxious. SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS opens with Linny married and thrilled to be on her honeymoon with new hubby, handsome veterinarian, Jack Avery. She’s determined to be the perfect wife and stepmom, to 12 year-old Neal, but quickly learns it’s going to take a lot more than determination. While Linny, Jack and Neal are trying to create a new family, Jack’s ex-Vera and her husband, trial lawyer, Chaz can’t help crossing boundaries into the newlywed’s life.
I love visiting Willow Hills in Susan Schild’s novels. Readers can fall in love at any age and encounter relatable issues that affect them everyday. SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS includes topics such as new families, divorce, step-parents, ex-spouses, the tween years to list a few. Susan has created a wonderful group of complex women characters that serve as Linny’s friends throughout the novel. I’m sure readers will wish a bit they had a group like hers, I did.
Susan Schild writes heartwarming and funny contemporary Southern fiction. Her stories feature adventuresome women, good men, blended families, sweet dogs, friends and family who see you through, and happily-ever-afters at any age.
Susan graduated from James Madison University in Virginia, and holds a master’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has used her professional background as a psychotherapist and management trainer to add authenticity to her characters.
Susan is a wife and stepmother. She enjoys weekend getaways with friends, reading fiction, rummaging through thrift stores for finds like four-dollar cashmere sweaters and spending time with her lab mix, Tucker. She lives in North Carolina.
You can connect with Susan on her website http://www.susanschild.com
Thanks to BookSparks we have one copy of SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS to giveaway. Just tell us one thing you love about your BFFs. We’ll announce a winner Monday. Have a lovely weekend.