Thursday, 2 August 2012

Review: Catching Fireflies - Sherryl Woods

Catching Fireflies
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?

My thoughts:
I liked this one, and it also dealt with a serious subject. And that had me racing towards the end.

Laura is a teacher, she is sweet and nice and does not date much. J.C. is a doctor, who never dates, and he is considered a catch. These two do not get out much due to ..things. They end up together cos of a case at the school where she works. One part is about their budding romance, and them trying to keep it quiet and deny everything (oh how those small town gossip, I love it!).

The second part is the serious part. A girl is being bullied and it gets worse and worse. It was horrible, kids (and grownups) can be so cruel and they do not see the error of their way. But this is one small town that does not approve of bullying. But it takes a lot for it all to calm down. And Woods handles the whole situation well.

Conclusion:
A good romance, and a good story. I enjoyed the book, it was easy to read, even with the subject in hand.

Series: The sweet Magnolias #9
Genre: Contemporary romance / small town romance
Pages: 400
Published: July 31st 2012 by Mira
Source: Review



34 comments:

  1. Gah, I hate bullies. Good review!

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  2. I don't like bullies or people that are mean. This sounds like a good book and I like that it dealt with the subject matter in a way that worked. Great review!
    ~Jess

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    1. I do not like them either and the bullies here, arghh, they made me so mad

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  3. This sounds like a good romance and a good story.

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  4. It sounds like this is so much more than a romance!

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    1. That it was, it was..drama meets romance

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  5. Was it a fast read? Or did it drag?

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  6. Sometimes small towns are the worst at bullying. Glad things did calm down. Hm... this one sounds like a good read.

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    1. I guess in the end all places are bad at noticing and taking care of things like this :(

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  7. I was bullied at school - no fun. Still a romance is a romance. I am not sure.

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    1. Well it is romance, so maybe too sweet for you, as the whole town is all awww over them

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  8. Hi! It's your friendly neighborhood cover nagger! ;p

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    1. Oh! bad bad me, I forgot *hides in shame* What is up with my inner cover snark?

      Ok, the cover is cute

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  9. Sherryl Woods is one of my favorite authors. I hope I can get around to reading this one.

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  10. oh i love this series and totally missed its release..thank you for sharing you review and it's release!

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    1. Then I am happy that I brought it to your attention :D

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  11. This one sounds really good. I like the slow romances best, and with a good cause to fight for, I want it.

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    1. It was such a good cause, I wanted to go there and fight for it too. Kids can be so cruel

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  12. I didn't know this one but I like the sound of the synopisis, it's always interesting to have two part like that.

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    1. The romance, and about the poor girl, and it worked too as the stories were so interwoven :)

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  13. I like when books like this take on more serious themes. Sounds like a good one.

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    1. And the better when it works, and still manages to be somewhat light too

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  14. I've heard great things about this author, but just haven't been able to get into her stuff. ):

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    1. I liked this one even better than the last (which was good too) so I do think that some are better and maybe there are not so good ones out there too

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  15. Sounds well done. I like when serious issues are handled well. :) Thank you!

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    1. I like that too and she did it well

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  16. I love that this tackles such an important and serious subject. I'm definitely wondering how it all goes. This is one I would be interested in.

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    1. That I can't say, but since it's romance too you know things will look up

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  17. I've been wanting to try this author. This one sounds good!!

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