Friday, July 20, 2012

Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods

When bullying threatens to destroy a teen's life, painful memories resurface for dedicated high school teacher Laura Reed and pediatrician J. C. Fullerton. With the support of the Sweet Magnolias, they bring the town together to ensure that a promising student's future isn't ruined. And to establish once and for all that bullying has no place in Serenity, South Carolina. 

Both J.C.'s and Laura's passion for the cause is deeply personal, and their growing feelings for each other are just as strong. But with so many secret hurts to overcome, can these two vulnerable lovers find the strength to believe in happily ever after?

Laura Reed is concerned when one of her bright students, Misty, is  missing her classes. She knows that Misty wouldn't miss unless something was going on.  So she tries to figure out what that is.  

J.C. Fullerton is the town's doctor and he's concerned when Misty comes to him asking for a doctor's note to excuse her from class.  Misty wont' stay why she needs to not go to school, and J.C. doesn't pressure her, but he wants to help her.

When Laura and J.C. get together, the sparks fly.  Even though their romance is blossoming, it takes a backseat to the bullying that they find out is going on right beneath their noses.  Misty is being bullied, not only in person, but also online.  She's worried her parents will believe the nonsense being posted about her.

A topic that is headlining everywhere right now, and has been an issue that needed a stand taken a long time ago, Catching Fireflies is sure to find a place in your heart.  Sweet Magnolia book nine, there is nothing to do but rush out next month and buy this wonderful novel, written with sensitivity and yet with a firm hand, to such a volatile issue.   Highly recommend!!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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