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Lilac Lane (Chesapeake Shores, #14) See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comStrength and determination Stubborn pride and genuine emotions And love, lots of love, is what the characters of Lilac Lane brought to the table in this beautiful fourteenth installment in Sherryl Woods beloved Chesapeake Shores series.First of all I have to say that I still get a kick out of the boisterous, caring O Brien family, even this many books into the series Sherryl Woods didn t disappoint with Lilac Lane, letting us catch up with the cast and watch as they brought a couple people into their fold As with all of the stories that came before this, I thought there was Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for having me on this tour and sending me a copy of Lilac Lane in exchange for an honest review Finding love after loss and opening up your heart to the new and different isn t always easy But this feel good book has you rooting for love and family from page one, with a nice dash of Irish cooking sprinkled in While the plot wasn t especially original it was an easy story to read in just a few hours I rate this cute book 3 out of 5 stars From the start I felt at a disadvantage in enjoying this story as much as I might have since I have not read any of the others in this series This is actually book 14 in the Chesapeake Shores series So for those who have read these books they may like it a bit than I ended up liking it We start off learning that Kiera has finally found love again after a long time and as soon as she has opened her heart up to this new love, he dies unexpectedly To help Kiera, her daughter and father plan a way to get Kiera to come to the US from Ireland to get a fresh start It becomes your typical story of a middle aged woman wary of love, finding herself in a new place and eventually finding love as well It is a story I have read a million times and while it wasn t original I did enjoy many of the side characters that made this than just a love story, they made it a family story as well.Moira was a spunky character and I really liked her rela 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 Fianc 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 BriensNot 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. Right before I started reading this I realized that it s the fourteenth book in a series so to say I was little apprehensive is fitting That is a LONG history and I feared I would have trouble connecting with the characters or that I would be lost due to long running backstories Thankfully, I had absolutely no issues at all and found myself immediately swept away to Chesapeake Shores and totally charmed by this quaint little town and it s residents.It looks like every book in this series follows a new couple, reminiscent of RaeAnne Thayne s long running Haven Point series, and that made it extremely easy to follow along Keira comes to town from Ireland at the urging of her daughter and helps out in the kitchen at Moira and Luke s pub Bryan is the head chef and him and Keira immediately have a love hate relationship mostly hate but I love that cliched tro Favorite Quotes Communication skills varied widely between the average man and woman, he d discovered For him and Moira, it was as if they spoke entirely different languages and, quite possibly in her case, from some universe not yet discovered.If we were all punished for our careless failure to realize how important some things are in our life until too late, we d all be alone and miserable It s why we re given second chances.My Review It is rare for me to read a book so squeaky clean that I could recommend to my elderly mother s rather persnickety book club, but Lilac Lane certainly qualifies for the Church Ladies set It is also rare to able to enter a series at book number fourteen and be able to follow the story While it probably would have been easier to keep track of the myriad characters if I d had experience with the previous installments, it was not a hardship to keep them straight as brief histories were provided along the way The plot This is book 14 in Sherryl Woods Chesapeake Bay series I have read and enjoyed all of the books in the series and this book can be read as a stand alone without confusion but the entire series is so good, I think that you ll want to start with book 1 you won t be disappointed.The book series is about a town in Maryland that was built by the O Brien patriarch, Mick Mick s main goal in life is to have his 5 children married and in love with the person he picks out of them Once that is accomplished in the first books of the series, he starts meddling in the lives of other family members and gets help in his meddling from his children and their spouses In book 14, it s single mom Kiera who lives in Ireland and raised her three children Her daughter Miora lives in Chesapeake Shores with her husband Luke O Brien Moira feels that her mom has given up on finding happiness and asks her to come to the US to help take care of her granddaughter Once she arrives, sp Lilac Lane is the first book in this series that I have read While I think it can ultimately be read as a stand alone, a new reader would benefit from reading at least Moira and Luke s story before this one It think it might give context for Keira s situation I was looking forward to a good romance, but in the end it was just OK for me The book kind of dragged and I just wasn t invested in Keira and Bry Moira wants her mom to come to Chesapeake Bay and hopes that the move will help her get past all the things that have happened in her life She thinks a change of scenery will help her mom heal from the loss of a lover, a horrible marriage, and the never ending disappointment of her two sons Kiera decides to take the journey from Ireland to Chesapeake Bay, she can t wait to meet her first grandchild and see the Irish pub her son in law Luke has opened When she is asked to help out at the pub and make sure things are as authentic as possible she is happy to help The only problem she finds is Bryan, the pubs chef They immediately butt heads and sparks fly Kiera isn t sure if she wants to move forward with the feelings that she has for Bryan Bryan has issues all of his own, his wife left him years ago taking his daughter Years of searching for them has turned up empty and he isn t sure if he is still married and how he can fix that now that he has found someone He likes Kiera but doesn Book 14 in a popular series, but my first encounter reading a Sherryl Woods story I wouldn t mind looking out for a few in the series because I quickly fell in love with many of the characters Good mother daughter husband wife father daughter contemporary family saga. Sherryl Woods returns with her popular Chesapeake Shores series following 2015 Willow Brook Road Chesapeake Shores, 13 with LILAC LANE 14 From Ireland to Chesapeake Shores A magical place for healing and a little romance.This time around we catchup with Moira and Luke O Brien and their baby girl, Kate Of course, with Nell and many of the familiar characters and places we love.Moira is concerned about her mom, Kiera Her husband Peter s unexpected death was shocking after her second chance and raising her children on her own Moria wants her to come and live in Chesapeake A steady dose of the O Briens will restore her spirits She had wasted years of bitterness and regrets after Moira s dad left She had taken a chance on love and now he was gone.Maybe she could tell her she needs help with the baby, but possibly she can get her a job at the Irish pub, keeping an eye on the chef and making sure he does not stray too far from the proper Irish recipes Her mom needed the family With much persuasion, she agrees to come to


About the Author: Sherryl Woods

With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she s lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk The friends are the only things I ve brought with me through the years that really matter, she says I could probably live without one chintz teacup, another tin litho sa


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