In Mariah Stewart's That Chesapeake Summer, the 9th installment in the Chesapeake Diaries Woman's fiction series, she told us a beautiful heart-warming story that warmed your heart about second chances. For Jamie Valentine, a best-selling self-help author, she recently lost her mother. While going through her mother's stuff, she learned a shocking truth about her birth--she was adopted--which lead her to wonder about her birth parents and a soul-seeking trip to St. Dennis, Maryland, along the Chesapeake Bay. While on her trip, she met Dan Sinclair, a widower with two teen kids, in which she fell in love and discovered who was her birth mother with a happy ending and finding a new home of her own.
This was such a beautiful and well-written contemporary romance/woman's fiction about second chances and finding your new home. I adored Jamie and had experienced the same thing she did--losing our mothers--which hit us hard. I also liked Dan and his family and despised Curtis Enright about his meanness. I loved the simple small town of St. Dennis along the Chesapeake Bay coastline in Maryland and the tri-state area of New Jersey/Pennsylvania. This novel pulled on my heart strings real tight and never let it go, when it made me laugh and cry at the same time. Fantastic novel with great romance, non-stop action and plenty of intrigue, suspense and a hint of humor.
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