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Friday, February 14, 2014

At River's Edge: The Chesapeake Diaries by Mariah Stewart - Book Blog Tour Stop

About The Book:

After taking stock of her life, Sophie Enright has decided it’s time for a break. Between a law career that’s become criminally dull and a two-timing boyfriend she’s done with once and for all, Sophie desperately needs some time to think and some space to breathe. The perfect place to do both is easygoing St. Dennis, Maryland, where Sophie can visit with her brother while she figures out her options. Once in St. Dennis, she discovers a shuttered restaurant and makes a bold move that is also a leap of faith. Sophie buys the fixer-upper in order to finally pursue her dream career.

But Sophie’s labor of love becomes a bone of contention for her new neighbor Jason Bowers. The local landscaper has big plans for growing his business—until Sophie scoops up the property he’s got his eye on. And no amount of buyout offers or badgering from him will get her to budge. It’s hardly the start of a beautiful friendship. But when they’re paired up to work on a community project, they agree to put their differences aside, and sparks begin to fly. Then Sophie’s cheating ex suddenly shows up, looking for a second chance—and threatening to make Jason a third wheel just when his hotheaded feelings about Sophie were turning decidedly warmhearted. All Sophie wants is a new life and a true love. But what are the odds of having both?

My Thoughts:

"At River's Edge" is the seventh book in Mariah Stewart's "Chesapeake Diaries" series, and it continues the story of the residents of the small town of St. Dennis. This town is filled with fascinating characters and they are all in and out of each other's pockets all the time, in a good way!

This story is centered on Sophie Enright and Jason Bowers. Both have close connections to St. Dennis, with family on both sides. But it's not until they find themselves in competition for a piece of land that each want that Sophie and Jason find that there is more than arguments making sparks fly between them.  This is a lively, fast-paced and humorous love story that is just a delight to read.

Mariah Stewart once again brings her mastery of storytelling to this fun novel as she brings her readers up to date on the goings-on in St. Dennis.  While this is a sequel to previous stories, a first time reader would have no problem catching up with the back-story.  Don't be surprised if you want to go back and absorb the previous six novels after you finish this one!

I highly recommend this novel, and the entire "Chesapeake Diaries" series.

About Mariah Stewart:

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Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and their dogs amid the rolling hills and Amish farms of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she gardens, reads, and enjoys country life.

Mariah Stewart’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 27th:  Literally Jen
Tuesday, January 28th:  Romancing the Book
Tuesday, January 28th:  Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Tuesday, January 29th:  Mom in Love with Fiction
Thursday, January 30th:  Staircase Wit
Friday, January 31st:  Gidget’s Bookworms
Monday, February 3rd:  Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Tuesday, February 4th:  Reviews from the Heart
Wednesday, February 5th:  Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Thursday, February 6th:  Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, February 7th:  Joyfully Retired
Friday, February 7th:  From L.A. to LA
Monday, February 10th:  Bibliotica
Tuesday, February 11th:  Book Mama Blog
Wednesday, February 12th:  A Chick Who Reads.
Thursday, February 13th:  Lesa’s Book Critiques
Friday, February 14th:  Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Monday, February 17th:  From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, February 18th:  Novel Reaction
Tuesday, February 18th:  Booked on a Feeling
Wednesday, February 19th:  Love Romance Passion – Author Q&A

My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Rita said...

Great review, I'm looking forward to reading the book.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Sounds like this one is a wonderful addition to a wonderful series!

Thanks for being on the tour.