Feels Like Family (Sweet Magnolias) by Sherryl Woods

By Sherryl Woods

Helen Decatur spent an entire life atmosphere goals—getting via collage and legislations institution, beginning her personal perform, turning into financially safe and developing herself as some of the most hugely revered matrimonial legal professionals within the kingdom of South Carolina. reaching these targets was once a breeze in comparison to the only she's confronted with now.

The so much driven—and cynical—of the candy Magnolias, Helen is forty-two, unmarried and all of sudden prepared for the kin she's wear the again burner for a majority of these years. regrettably, having a baby at her age comes with plenty of issues, now not the least of that is the absence of a major courting in her life.

But Helen's no longer the kind of girl to attend round for destiny to step in. Taking cost of her personal future places her at odds together with her top acquaintances, units sparks flying with a guy who does not desire a family members, and leads her immediately into the main unforeseen worry of all…love.

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When Karen got back to her two-bedroom apartment in a charmless rectangular building, she knocked on her neighbor’s door. Frances Wingate, who had to be over eighty but wouldn’t admit to it, had agreed to keep the kids for a couple of hours, which was about all she could manage with rambunctious, five-year-old Daisy and three-year-old Mack. Two hours were about as long as Daisy was content to make pictures with her crayons or read her books, and twice as long as Mack usually stayed down for his nap.

She glanced at Dana Sue as she grabbed her shoes out from under the table. “I’ll see you tomorrow,” she said, then scowled at Erik. ” “Not a chance,” he said. ” Helen asked. ” “I’m pretty much shell-shocked by the way this entire conversation has spun out of control,” Dana Sue responded. “What is wrong with you two? ” “I guess know-it-all attorneys bring out the worst in me,” Erik said stiffly. “And judgmental men, who won’t even listen to reason, bring it out in me,” Helen said. Erik gave her a once-over that made her blood almost as hot as her temper.

In fact, it’s almost too much for us when we’re all there. I’ve been trying to find another sitter for the kids, but do you have any idea how hard it is to find someone willing to take care of two sick kids under five during the hours I need to work? It’s almost impossible. ” Her shoulders sagged with defeat. “Until all this happened, I was a good employee. You can ask Dana Sue or Erik how hard I worked. I love working at Sullivan’s. ” “You haven’t blown it yet,” Helen consoled her. “I know Dana Sue thinks the world of you.

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