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Sweet Caroline

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Caroline serves others with little time to enjoy the sweeter parts of life. Until her old boyfriend returns to town--and she's given a second chance at first love.

Life hasn't always been so sweet for Caroline Sweeny.

She's sacrifice her desires for others--unlike her mother who abandoned their family years ago. But when a friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Spain, Caroline says "yes" to a new destiny.

But before she can pack her bags, Caroline suddenly finds herself the new owner of the run-down Frogmore Café--and forced to choose between her friends and her future.

Then her first love, Mitch O'Neal, returns home and encourages her to seek God's desires for her future. With his help, she may just discover the true sweet life.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. In the first chapters of the book, we discover how Caroline has fallen into a pattern of giving up her wants to help others. Discuss a time in your life when you gave up your goals and dreams to serve others. What was the outcome?
  2. Raised with a troubled mother, Caroline fell into the role of caring for her Dad and brother, bearing an emotional burden. How can we bear one another's burdens while each one carrying their own weight? Do you carry burdens that are not yours?
  3. Caroline's friend Hazel offers her an amazing opportunity. Did it come at the right time? Does Caroline make the right decision?
  4. Country star Mitch O'Neal wrote a song about cruising over the "yellow line." What picture is he painting? What yellow lines have you crossed and how did you respond?
  5. Caroline decides to give J. D. a chance. Discuss her motivation and hope in this.
  6. What personal value did Caroline learn from her daddy? Discuss the importance of setting values early in our lives. Can it ever be too late?
  7. The first time Caroline goes to church, God touches her. Discuss a time when you felt distant from God and He reached out to you in mercy and love.
  8. Giving inspires giving. While Hazel is touting Caroline's virtue to her boss Carlos, what does Caroline discover about the café and the cook, Andy Castleton?
  9. Caroline makes a gutsy decision to turn down Mitch's proposal. Why does she do this? How did you respond to her decision?
  10. This story is about inheritance. Caroline inherits things from her Mama, Jones, and Jesus. Discuss her tangible and intangible inheritances.
  11. Caroline muses about how her life changed the day a man died. Discuss the double-meaning of her insight.

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Sweet Caroline, Rachel Hauck
  • Sweet Caroline, Rachel Hauck

Details

Caroline serves others with little time to enjoy the sweeter parts of life. Until her old boyfriend returns to town--and she's given a second chance at first love.

Life hasn't always been so sweet for Caroline Sweeny.

She's sacrifice her desires for others--unlike her mother who abandoned their family years ago. But when a friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Spain, Caroline says "yes" to a new destiny.

But before she can pack her bags, Caroline suddenly finds herself the new owner of the run-down Frogmore Café--and forced to choose between her friends and her future.

Then her first love, Mitch O'Neal, returns home and encourages her to seek God's desires for her future. With his help, she may just discover the true sweet life.

More Information

Length 320 Pages
Series A Lowcountry Romance
Publication Date November 16, 2010
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595548963
ISBN-13 9781595548962
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"