Monday, September 6, 2010

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas-Sherryl Woods

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
Sherryl Woods
Mira, Sep 28 2010, $16.95
ISBN: 9780778328520

After a dozen plus years since their divorce, Mick and Megan O’Brien are remarrying in Chesapeake Shores. This will be only the second time since she left Mick to hide in New York that she will be in the place her children grew up. She prays her offspring will accept her back in their lives and that of their daddy, but knows her mistakes of not being there for them could prove too much to overcome.

The adult kids are euphoric that their parents are coming together. That is all except Connor who became a divorce lawyer due to his mother’s abandonment of him and his siblings. He cannot forgive her unlike the rest of the family who bless this union. His rejection amplifies Megan’s doubts as she does no want to hurt her loved ones again. It will take a miracle to bring the O’Brien family together, but it is the season of miracles.

The latest Chesapeake Shores tale (see Harbor Lights and Flowers on Main Street) is an enjoyable second chance at family drama. The parents and their children are fully developed characters, but it is Connor who makes the story line work. Megan recognizes his relationship with heather as a repeat of the mistakes made by and Mick. Readers will enjoy the return to the O’Brien brood in Sherryl Woods’ warm return to Chesapeake Shores.

Harriet Klausner

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