This is book number 7 in the Sweet Magnolias Novel series.
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherryl Woods
Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They've taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff's deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene's haven no longer feels quite so safe. Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He's even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who's stolen his heart? Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he's offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they'll never have more than this one sweet summer. Read the Sweet Magnolias Series by Sherryl Woods:
Book One: Stealing Home Book Two: A Slice of Heaven Book Three: Feels Like Family Book Four: Welcome to Serenity Book Five: Home in Carolina Book Six: Sweet Tea at Sunrise
Book Seven: Honeysuckle Summer Book Eight: Midnight Promises
Book Nine: Catching Fireflies
Book Ten: Where Azaleas Bloom Book Eleven: Swan Point
Bonus: The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook