Catching Fireflies

Catching Fireflies

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by Sherryl Woods, Janet Metzger

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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


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?

“Woods always thrills with her wonderful characters, witty dialogue and warm and loving family interactions.” – RT Book Reviews

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Sweet Magnolias Series , #9
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5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. She's also especially partial to small towns, wherever they may be. A member of Novelists Inc., Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America, Sherryl divides her time between her childhood summer home overlooking the Potomac River in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and her oceanfront home, with its lighthouse view, in Key Biscayne, Florida.

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Catching Fireflies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Muggins43 More than 1 year ago
Another hit for the Sweet Magnolias. Highly Recommend it.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, I will tell you I can't read these fast enough! I love them. Great summer reads. This one is a bit more intense than the others and I cried a few times. I also couldn't put it down wanting to know what happens. I'll be very sad when I finish this series
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Will not b on tonughtl
MissLML More than 1 year ago
Being an avid reader, I must say that this is the best book ever. 10 thumbs up. Author Sherryl Woods addresses the prevalent issue of BULLYING most admirably. Nothing is sugar coated. Your awareness is heightened and everyone would benefit from reading this, it could make the world a much nicer place,
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quaintinns More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somtimes i mastuebate anwatch porn nook sex?
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Nothing much. Just bored. Cant sleep. Again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ha me too sumtimes but then i just bore my self to bed lol
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Love you too. Goodnight sweetheart.
acorley84 More than 1 year ago
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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SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
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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