Welcome to Serenity
is the fourth book in the Sweet Magnolias series by bestselling author, Sherryl Woods. This book tells the story about Jeanette Brioche, who works for the Corner Spa, in the small South Carolina town of Serenity. She is friends with Helen, Dana Sue, and Maddie, who are considered the Sweet Magnolias. She has been asked to help in this years Christmas festival, but has balked at helping out mainly due to the fact of some problems in her past. She is also being set up with one of the eligible bachelors of the town, which is also not too keen on. She does come around and in the process, she finds that she is able to reconnect to her family.
Of course, the way that she is able to reconnect to her family is actually through a tragedy. She finds out almost too late about her father. Apparently her father had been in an accident and due to the estrangement of her family, almost was not told. Once she found out about her father, she immediately went to them and soon was reconciled with her family. The estrangement was caused by her brothers death years before but as a result of her father's accident, they are now a family again.
Tom McDonald is the new manager of the town and he has been thrown into the Christmas festival planning with Jeanette. He is not too happy at first, since his own background with his own family is a bit estranged. He still stays in touch with them, but he would rather be able to do things on his own then having to rely on the family and their money. Soon, he and Jeanette start dancing around each other in the name of love. They both are wary of the game of love, due to their pasts, but soon they are able to fidn that they are in love with each other. All that they have to get through is the fact that his mother does not like Jeanette due to an incident in their mutual pasts.
This book was very well done and I enjoyed reading it. It was the fourth in a series and I believe that the author has plans on writing more. I enjoyed reading the stories about the four women who are called the Sweet Magnolias. By the time that I had finished this series, I felt like the whole town was like family.