A Chesapeake Shores Novel
September 24th, 2013
E-ARC from Netgalley
Reviewed by Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Obtained by Publisher via Netgalley
For Jenny Collins, Chesapeake Shores holds lot of good memories as well as some bad ones. As a daughter of a single mom, she envied her friends with large families and that didn’t stop even after her mom’s marriage into the big, boisterous O’Brien family. Feeling like an outsider looking in, Jenny left Chesapeake Shores to make a name as a songwriter in Nashville, where after years of hard work, she has had mush success as well as heartbreak. Now back to put the past behind her, to see she can heal a broken heart, Jenny must find it in her heart to let the one man who knows her inside and out have her heart again even as she tries to make peace with the past because the future is looking bright if the O’Brien’s have any say about it.
I got to admit whenever I open a Sherryl Woods book, you get the sense of coming home after a long time away and in her latest Chesapeake Shores novel, we get to see Jenny Collins find her own happy ever after as well as touch base with all the O’Brien’s as well that I have grown to love over the course of this series. Ms. Woods delivers a wonderful heartfelt story of a woman dealing with her past in order to have a future that everyone wants her to have, namely a husband, family and lots of love. The story is fast paced as we get to see how all the past characters are doing as well as meet a few new ones. There are a few twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat more than once as well and you can’t help but root for Jenny to get her own happily ever after.
The author does a wonderful job in capturing Jenny’s bruised feelings, her upset over the way she found out about her half-brother to trying to adjust to all the changes in her life at such a short time. I felt for Jenny so much. Jenny has had to deal with a lot in her life. From her father basically ditching her and her mom to feeling like a third wheel when her mom falls in love with Thomas O’Brien. The reader gets a sense of how wounded she was even as she feels it is stupid to act like this but she can’t help how she feels. Jenny is a character I have grown to love ever since we met her in the beginning of the series. She is a character who grows on you and you just can not help but feel for her especially as she tries to handle the O’Brien’s tendency to meddle in other people’s affairs of the heart.
Sherryl Woods delivers a timeless classic in A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS as she brings you back to the Chesapeake Shores & the O’Brien family. This is an author who knows how to create intriguing storylines, a complex and diverse cast of characters that you can’t help but fall in love with and more for readers to enjoy. This holiday season, why don’t you fall in love with the Chesapeake Shores and find out how letting go of the past can make your future much brighter. I am really hoping this author comes back to this series in the future. I would love to catch up with all my favorite characters again.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement