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Blog Tour for The Chesapeake Bride (Chesapeake Diaries #11) by Mariah Stewart and Giveaway

The Chesapeake Bride (Chesapeake Diaries #11)THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE
11th in The Chesapeake Diaries series
Mariah Stewart
Pocket Books
August 29, 2017
ISBN 9781501154355

My Review: 5 Stars

After reading “The Chesapeake Bride” I have added 10 more books to my TBR list. This is book eleven in the “Chesapeake Diaries” series, and even though it can be read as a standalone, after meeting the characters in this story, I want to read their stories. There was enough of the history of the characters in the story that you were able to get the idea of what this little island and its history means to the characters in the story.

I have never been to this area, but I definitely want to go now. Mariah Stewart does an amazing job weaving the descriptions of the area, the architecture and the history of Cannonball Island into the story with the quirky and interesting characters that live there and on St. Dennis. I absolutely loved the character of Ruby, the irascible 100 year old matriarch of the Parker family. She has “the sight” but does not interfere and share her knowledge. When the romance of Cass (Cassidy Logan) and Owen begins to grow, you can feel the emotions, and their wonder. I wanted to be there and watch it unfold. As they move through all the other stuff that gets in the way and pops up unexpectedly, you cheer them on, you want them to get together. With plenty of unique and fun characters to get to know, the exploration of the town, and the upcoming nuptials of Owen’s sister Lis, this story is a sweet romance, community drama and family story that will leave you wanting more. There is definitely another visit to Chesapeake in my future

GIVEAWAY: Post a comment on this post and on September 20th, I will draw a name to receive one copy of Driftwood Point, 10th in the Chesapeake Diaries. The publisher will mail the book to you. (US mailing address only).

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Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery #14)

Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery, #14)by Nancy J. Cohen

Kindle or Paperback Edition, 342 pages
Publication: September 12th 2017 by Orange Grove Press
4 Stars

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Welcome to September

Well, September is here and I have decided that I am not going to let challenges rule what I read this month. I have some favourite authors that I need to catch up on and some series that I want to finish. Here is what I have decided on for September, and then, I will add others during the month as I hear them calling to me. Continue reading “Welcome to September”

Maine Clambake Mysteries

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries–Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out, Fogged Inn, and Iced Under. Stowed Away, the sixth Maine Clambake Mystery will be published December 26, 2017. Visit her website at: BARBARA ROSS Maine Clambake Mysteries 

When Julia Snowden heeds her sister’s panicked call to return to coastal Maine to save their family’s failing clambake business, the last thing she expects…is murder. Come and visit Busman’s Harbor and meet the Snowden Family. Click on the covers below to go to my reviews.

Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #1) Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #3) Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #4) Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) Stowed Away (A Maine Clambake Mystery #6)

The Devil’s Triangle (A Brit in the FBI #4)

The Devil's Triangleby Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

Published March 14th 2017 by Gallery Books

4.5 Stars

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Burned by Her Devotion (Rogue Vows #2)

Burned by Her Devotion (Rogue Vows, #2)by Melinda Leigh

Published November 1st 2016 by Montlake Romance

5 Stars

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Death and Her Devotion (Rogue Vows #1)

Death and Her Devotion (Rogue Vows, #1)by Kendra Elliot

Published October 25th 2016 by Montlake Romance

4 Stars

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The Day I’ll Finally Stop Grieving

This is not my usual post. My husband passed away on November 20th 2016. I have many supportive friends and family and have been very fortunate. I came across this blog through facebook and it really hit home. I wanted to post it here so you could all see the wonderful post from John Pavlovitz.

Facials Can Be Fatal (Bad Hair Day Mystery #13)

Facials Can Be Fatal (Bad Hair Day Mystery, #13)by Nancy J. Cohen

Expected publication: February 22nd 2017 by Five Star Publishing

4 Stars
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