How’s everyone doing? I know there’s been a lot going on lately. I find myself in tears over the strife and inequalities, yet bolstered by the acts of kindness and solidarity I see. That’s what I hang my hope for the future on.
We are still staying home, though our state is opening back up in phases and that has started here. Salons are opening up, among other things. Still, I’m not quite ready to venture out. I’m grateful we have a large yard to spend time in, and the ability to video chat with friends and family.
Okay, time to get on with the reading challenge before I get too wordy.
June’s book had to have a place in the title. Since it didn’t say it had to be a REAL place, I chose a fictional one. A romance, which is my favorite genre. Oh, and I just read that it’s a series on the Hallmark Channel.
What It’s About:
It’s been years since Abby O’Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess’s dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point.
But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fractured family, but also with Trace Riley, the man Abby left ten years ago. Trace can be a roadblock to her plans…or proof that second chances happen in the most unexpected ways.
I generally always like reunion stories and this was no exception. Abby and Trace are reunited, maybe by parental design, maybe not. But the attraction between these two is strong and immediate and gets them through some harrowing times. I enjoyed the characterization, especially the five-year-old twins, Abby’s complicated sister, Jess, and the parents that have their own wounds to recover from. The setting is rich and peaceful and well-thought out. I’ved picked up the second book in the series to keep reading because I wasn’t ready to leave Chesapeake Shores.
Stay safe, everyone! And hang in there. This, too, shall pass.