Friday, January 19, 2018

Review: Lilac Lane by: Sherryl Woods

Title: Lilac Lane
Author: Sherryl Woods
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Chesapeake Shores #14
Pages: 352
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


No one writes about friends, family and home better than Sherryl Woods. Told with warmth and humor, Lilac Lane is a brand-new story in her beloved Chesapeake Shores series, one readers all over the world have waited two years to read!

At the heart of Lilac Lane is Keira Malone, who raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart, and who, after years of guarding her heart, finally finds love again. But that love is short-lived when her fiancĂ© suffers a fatal heart attack. Grieving and unsure of what’s next, Keira agrees to move from Dublin to Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, to spend time with her daughter, Moira, and her new granddaughter, Kate, as well as to help her son-in-law, Luke, with his Irish pub, O’Briens

Not wanting to live underfoot, she rents a charming cottage on Lilac Lane, replete with views of the ocean and her neighbor’s thriving garden—not to mention views of the neighbor himself. The neighbor is none other than Bryan Laramie, the brusque and moody chef at the pub, with whom Keira is constantly butting heads. But things get real when Bryan’s long-lost daughter, whom he hasn’t seen since she was a baby, shows up out of the blue. As Bryan and Keira each delve into their pasts, reopening wounds, the rest of the town is gearing up for the Fall Festival Irish Stew cook-off, and making no bones about whose side they’re on. It’s Kitchen Wars meets This is Your Life—a recipe for disaster…or a new take on love?

You won’t want to miss this epic return to Chesapeake Shores, a place we’re betting you’ll want to stay forever.

My Thoughts:

In this book Keira Malone who has been living in Ireland is dealing with a failed marriage, and then death of her fiance Peter when her daughter Moira calls her to convince her to come to Chesapeake Shores for a much needed break.  Instead of wallowing and closing herself off to everyone.  Keira decides this is what she needs maybe it will help awaken herself.  What she didn't count on was butting heads with the pub chef Bryan Laramie.  Can she find her happily ever after or will she go home to Ireland?

Bryan Laramie has been doing everything he can to locate his lost wife and daughter who left so long ago, when all is lost he finds himself dealing with Keira who has a knack for getting under his skin regardless of what he really wants.  As he tries to broker some kind of peace with her sparks begin to fly all over the place and the O'Brien's see it as a new project to work on.

I love this series it's great granted I came in midway and still have to read earlier books it's such a blessing to go back to the shore and see what everyone is up too.  This one didn't disappoint in the least.  It pulls you in and before you know the last page is flipped and the story is told.  I would love to see Ms. Woods come back and write more but only time will tell!
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