Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
Author: Sherryl Woods ISBN: 978-0-7783-2852-0
Publisher: Mira Books
Source: Reviewed for BookPleasures

Mick and Megan O’Brien continue their saga in the heartwarming story “A Chesapeake Shores Christmas”. After spending years apart Mick and Megan are finally ready to give their marriage a second chance. Their plans to make if official again are well accepted by most of their children. Only Connor, hurt deeply by his parents divorce and mothers “abandonment” as he views it, refuses to give his blessing for the reunion. Unwilling to hurt any of her family again, Megan refuses to walk the isle without Connor’s blessing. Will an unexpected delivery that causes family chaos reunite the family or tear them apart? A Christmas miracle is highly in need but will the O’Brien family get theirs?

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas was a sweet and heartwarming novel of love, forgiveness and a mother’s determination to rekindle her relationship with her children. If you’ve followed the O’Brien family story this book is sure to fulfill many wishes from anxious readers who want to discover what will finally happen with Mick and Megan’s relationship. If you have not read the previous novels this book will capture your attention and leave you ready for more of the O’Brien family saga that is to come. The novel itself was easy to read and is what I consider a light hearted romance. The heat level is barley a one, making this novel acceptable for readers of all ages. The story is more about family and the love between a mother and her children than a romance between two people.

While I enjoyed this novel and finished it quickly, I found the novel slightly redundant and not very deep. The novel is 288 pages but felt much shorter. It truly is a bridge between novels for readers of this series. Though I have not read its predecessors I did not feel lost while reading this novel. It provides plenty of past history along with present drama to prepare for the future. I look forward to reading the next series about the O’Brien family providing they are not redundant in nature. I would like to read the first two novels of this series to better familiar myself with the O’Brien family story before moving on with the series. I look forward to Connor’s story continuing.


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