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Catching Fireflies A Sweet Magnolia Novel by Sherryl Woods ISBN:

Catching Fireflies A Sweet Magnolia Novel by Sherryl Woods
ISBN: 9780778313595
Laura Reed is a high school English teacher and she's noticed one bright girl has not been attending her classes.
Misty confided in her friend Katie, who had gotten in trouble for skipping...
Catching Fireflies A Sweet Magnolia Novel by Sherryl Woods
ISBN: 9780778313595
Laura Reed is a high school English teacher and she's noticed one bright girl has not been attending her classes.
Misty confided in her friend Katie, who had gotten in trouble for skipping school because of her and Misty was now being pressured to tell an adult about why she no longer wanted to go to school.
She had even gone to the doctor and made a deal with him that she'd talk to an adult about the problem.
And now the coach was onto her skipping classes and she is also Katie's stepdad.
Misty has to get a handle on the problem.
Laura meets with the doctor, JC to compare notes as to why Misty wants out of her classes.
The women in town have been trying to fix the doctor up with females for dates to no avail.
Love catching up with everyone in town and that they all come together to help one when the need arises.
Small town living, festivals, football games, and gossip.
Had shivers as the authorities dealt with the situation...
Easy to follow although there are a lot of players they are not confusing.
Love how this book is so up to date with happenings in todays' society.

posted by jbarr5 on July 31, 2012

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

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    Catching Fireflies A Sweet Magnolia Novel by Sherryl Woods ISBN:

    Catching Fireflies A Sweet Magnolia Novel by Sherryl Woods
    ISBN: 9780778313595
    Laura Reed is a high school English teacher and she's noticed one bright girl has not been attending her classes.
    Misty confided in her friend Katie, who had gotten in trouble for skipping school because of her and Misty was now being pressured to tell an adult about why she no longer wanted to go to school.
    She had even gone to the doctor and made a deal with him that she'd talk to an adult about the problem.
    And now the coach was onto her skipping classes and she is also Katie's stepdad.
    Misty has to get a handle on the problem.
    Laura meets with the doctor, JC to compare notes as to why Misty wants out of her classes.
    The women in town have been trying to fix the doctor up with females for dates to no avail.
    Love catching up with everyone in town and that they all come together to help one when the need arises.
    Small town living, festivals, football games, and gossip.
    Had shivers as the authorities dealt with the situation...
    Easy to follow although there are a lot of players they are not confusing.
    Love how this book is so up to date with happenings in todays' society.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Thomas

    Love you too. Goodnight sweetheart.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Highly recommed

    I love Sherryl Woods Sweet Magnolias Series and this was a very good read. This book is a good book for club discussions. Sherryl's books are for everyday happenings and most people can relate to them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Good Reading!

    As usual, all the Sweet Magnolia books are well written and very enjoyable and this one is no different. A new set of characters and generous helping of the ones we already know make this book a pleasant departure from our own reality and takes us back to visit what seems to be like old friends. Can't wait for the next one to come out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Another Hit !!

    Another hit for the Sweet Magnolias. Highly Recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

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    Posted on Romancing the BOok's blog
    Reviewed by Aubrey
    Review Copy Provided by Netgalley

    Catching Fireflies was an endearing read with a great message. Bullying is a topic that is close to many mother’s hearts because it happens so often. Even as an adult I have felt bullied by others. Serenity, South Carolina is not a town that takes such a serious matter lightly.

    Misty Dawson is a 16 year old with a bright future ahead of her who starts skipping classes because of the cyber bullying that is going on. Her name and reputation is being smeared by another student who feels the world owes her. Thanks to her English teacher, Laura, and her pediatrician, JC, and the rest of Serenity they are able to turn a potentially bad situation into one that Misty feels she can return to school.

    As always you get to see the dynamics of the rest of the Sweet Magnolias. You get to see a glimpse into how they are doing and how they interact with each other. Laura, is made a Sweet Magnolia during the course of the book.

    The love story that comes together between Laura and J.C because they spent so much time together fighting to find out the mystery of why Misty was missing some of her classes, is sweet and the happy ending you want when reading a romance novel.

    Both of them are strong characters who are well liked within the community. They both have also been fixed up with many eligible singles since they are so attractive and quite the catch. However, they both like many adults their age have issues they need to get over. Will they be able to get over the issues and be happy together? You will have to read to find out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

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    Lessons Learned in Serenity

    Have read a number of Sherryl Woods’ books and in Catching Fireflies the sweet magnolias come together to address the issue to bullying. You will hear different perspectives of bullying from a number of different characters. Misty experiences shame and fear which causes the victim of bullying to become silent. This is a great book for parents and teens as parents often are involved in their own drama and overlook what children and teens experience in their own world which can be very serious and effect their lives.

    As in today’s world with social media, people can be so cruel which only escalates the bullying and attacks. With technology and photo editing programs are also a means to ruin the lives of those who cannot protect themselves and their reputation.

    In addition to the bullying, there is a romance budding between Laura and JC. They gather together to help Misty and at the same time their relationship grows. If you are a fan of the Sweet Magnolias you can catch up with those friends and characters you met in previous books. You will also find a new generation of Sweet Magnolias as now they are mothers.

    Catching Fireflies provides insightful information and insights about bullying and always fun to visit Serenity!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Nico

    Somtimes i mastuebate anwatch porn nook sex?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Nico

    Nothing much. Just bored. Cant sleep. Again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    To nico

    Ha me too sumtimes but then i just bore my self to bed lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Darris

    Hey i have a question?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    ~~~~FireflyClan's Leaders Den~~~~

    Thi is where te High Stone is at.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

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    Just as with most of Sherryl Woods books, this was truly a great

    Just as with most of Sherryl Woods books, this was truly a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading every part of this story. The Sweet Magnolia series is definitely one of a kind and worth a read for every single book.

    How could one not love the many characters of Serenity and the Sweet Magnolia's? Each character has such different personalities and depths that capture your heart and make you feel like you're one of them, and yearn for the atmosphere that they are in.

    The story is impeccable and such a taboo topic that was covered in such a nice way. It really got into the seriousness of bullying and showed the true side of a strong victim. I thought the writing was phenomenal, however, I did feel that it was a little slow getting to the culprit of the bullying. 

    One can never deny enjoying a good romance story to warm your heart, and this certainly is one of those stories! I enjoyed it much more than Midnight Promises and leaves me quite anxious to get started on the last of this series (at this time) Where Azaleas Bloom!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Stacy

    Pushes off of him. "Your really inexperienced....i feel like a pedo im gonna go" puts on her clothes and leaves

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2012

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    My Review:
    This was such an amazing book, partly because it faces head-on a subject that has gotten a lot of press lately, bullying. BUT what this book does is shows the very real consequences of bullying...both with teens, children, and adults. It's a REALLY wonderful book and has such an amazing message.

    In this book, J.C. (a pediatrician) and Laura (high school English teacher) are brought together by their concern for Misty, a junior in the high school. Misty is smart and talented and an all-around nice girl, but something's going on with her. She's skipping Laura's English class and went to J.C. hoping to get a note to excuse her from school, but she refuses to explain what's going on. The only person who knows is Katie, her best friend. Katie was in the last book and got in trouble for skipping school. We never did find out why she was doing that, but now it comes out....she's trying to help her friend Misty. Katie is the friend that every mother hopes her kid has...steadfast and true and willing to stand up for what is right. Katie's finally the one who finds help for Misty. It truly is just a great book.

    Already with the set-up, you know that J.C. and Laura are going to be amazing characters. They are out to protect this teenager who, at first, doesn't have many allies. But they both have such deeper stories. They both have their own harsh experiences with bullies and the mental scars from those. J.C. also has relationship scars which have put him off relationships forever. He has NO DESIRE to ever get romantically involved again and is very upfront with Laura about that from the very beginning. He's here for Misty and only Misty, but slowly that changes. I really liked the way that their relationship evolved and the morning he called Laura to go running had me cracking up. I love that they are friends first.

    Again this is a series with a VERY strong small-town vibe and this whole town rallies around this issue. I've only read the book before this one even though this is #9 in the series. You absolutely don't have to read the others to enjoy any of these novels, but I have a feeling you will find, like I am, that you will want to go back and read other books from the series after starting it. They truly are just good books. I'm a big fan of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and these remind me a lot of that one. Just an amazing cast of characters that you can't help but fall in love with!

    I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    I have passed this book on and recommended it to all my family & friends.

    This book is a "keeper"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Warriorpaw

    I think good. She sees a finch in the tree and climbs up. She gos u the same way as she walked. When she got to the branch it was on she crouched and pounced. She had it in her mouth. She put it on the ground. Here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Awesome!

    Loved this book. Great Series.. Can't wait til the next book comes out!

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    Great read and a must for parents of teenagers (and for teenager

    Great read and a must for parents of teenagers (and for teenagers
    themselves). The effects of cyberbulling are set forth in a very
    readable way and the response of the school and the community is very
    believeable. Thank you Sherryl Woods for addressing this topic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

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