From Amazon - Single mom Lynn Morrow is determined to put food on the table for her son and daughter. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband has failed to meet his obligations time and again—but it turns out that Ed is struggling with his own demons.
Enter contractor Mitch Franklin, an unlikely knight in shining armor. A widower with two grieving sons, Mitch once admired Lynn from afar. Now he sees in her not only the sweet girl who got away, but a woman desperately in need of support. While rushing to the rescue of Lynn and her children comes naturally to Mitch, he's also wise enough to encourage Lynn to find her own way…hopefully straight into his arms.
Lynn Morrow doesn't expect her husband Ed to walk out on her, asking for a divorce. She never saw it coming and to make matters worse, he left her and the two kids without food and without paying the mortgage. Lynn only has a part-time job, and it doesn't look like she is going to get much in the way of support from Ed. She has to do something - and fast.
Mitch Franklin is a widower with two college kids. His wife was killed by a drunk driver and he spent most of his grief in the bottle. After awhile, and with the help of some good friends, Mitch climbed his way out of the haze and began to resume his life.
He's been working on a remodel for a couple he is friends with - neighbors to Lynn. When they are both invited to dinner, the sparks begin to fly. Mitch used to have a crush on Lynn back in highschool, but she didn't reciprocate. She only had eyes for Ed then. But Mitch can't sleep knowing Lynn and her kids are struggling, when he can help. Not to mention, that over time, she's just become more gorgeous to him. Can Lynn give Mitch another shot? Will Mitch see Lynn more than just a damsel in distress once the fires have been put out?
Woods pulls out all of the stops with her last book in the Sweet Magnolias trilogy. She wraps up some open-ended storylines from the first two books, as well as takes her readers into an emotional journey filled with heartbreak, healing, grief and finding love blossom. The characters are realistic and modern, and the writing is top-notch. While Where Azaleas Bloom can be read as a standalone book, you won't want to miss the first two in the series, Midnight Promises and Catching Fireflies!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.