#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with the story of a beloved member of the O'Brien family as she claims the life she's always dreamed of
Spirited, spontaneous Carrie Winters has grown up under the watchful eyes of not only her grandfather Mick O'Brien, but the entire town of Chesapeake Shores.
Now that she's home from Europe, a glamorous fashion career behind her and her heart broken, there seem to be far too many people watching to see if she'll live up to the expectations her family has for her.
As if that weren't enough pressure, Carrie finds herself drawn to sexy, grief-stricken Sam Winslow, who is yearning for someone to help him raise the nephew who's unexpectedly come into his life after a tragedy.
With her own life in turmoil, is Carrie really ready to take on a new career and a new man? Or is Sam exactly what she needs to create the strong, loving family she's always wanted?
Woods's 12th Chesapeake Shores contemporary (after Dogwood Hill) is sweet and comforting. Now that Carrie Winters's glamorous career and famous boyfriend are firmly in the past, she's happy to be back together with her family in their small town on the Mid-Atlantic coast, even if she's butting heads with her nosy grandfather and dealing with well-intentioned but gossipy relatives. To keep busy, she helps out by babysitting her little nephew, a task she loves. When her cousin Luke suggests she open a day care center, she takes the idea to heart. Carrie's plan to stay away from men hits a glitch when she meets Sam, a good-looking newcomer to Chesapeake Shores who has suddenly become guardian to his nephew. As Carrie and Sam slowly get to know one another, sparks fly, but their individual insecurities take a toll on their relationship. The romance could use a bit more steam, but a nice array of secondary characters, including Carrie's troubled aunt Susie and her prying grandfather Mick, keeps this pleasant plot going.
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Willow Brook Road
Sam & Carrie's story was one of the best I have read in awhile. I was afraid that Marc was going to interfere in ways that never happened. I thought he would show up sooner or later and Carrie would be disillusioned with Sam and her old life and go back with him. But as the story went along, I could feel Carrie falling in love with Sam, and him with her and in my heart I knew they would work it out.
Then enters Susie. I just knew Susie would find a way to worm herself between Carrie and Sam. In spite of her love for Mick her desire to be a mother seemed to over ride every thing else in the world. Nothing seemed to matter more than her desire to be a mother, and she saw Bobby as her child. When she finally closed a deal on the house for Sam and Bobby and bought him all those expensive toys, and then the fight at school, would really seal the deal for Susie.
I highly recommend this book for everybody that loves a good hot clean love story. It is excellent.
To the author, I appreciate you keeping your stories "clean in language, and in the sexual realm." We get the points, without having to read it. Thank you!!