Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book Review: Driftwood Cottage

Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores)
Author: Sherryl Woods
Title: Driftwood Cottage
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: March 29, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The publisher and author
Book Blurb: Single mom Heather Donovan's dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O'Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son's father, Connor O'Brien. His parents' divorce and his career as a high-powered divorce attorney have left him jaded about marriage.

Then everything changes. Will the possibility of a future without Heather make Connor look at love and his career differently? Heather's just about given up on her old dreams—of love, of family and especially of Driftwood Cottage, the home she secretly wishes were hers. It's going to take a lot of persuasion—and some help from the O'Brien family—to make Heather believe that some dreams are worth fighting for.

Review: If you have read any of Mariah Stewart's Chesapeake Diaries series and loved them, you'll definitely want to read Driftwood Cottage and the rest of the Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods.

This series revolves around the O'Brien family and this story features Heather Donovan and Connor O'Brien, both show the reader what it means to be stubborn, sometimes a little too stubborn. The two ex lovers are separated but together, with an argument over their belief in the institute of marriage.

That argument gets to be a bit much at times and when Connor finally capitulates after fate intervenes, Heather takes a turn at being stubborn. It was easier to believe Connor's motives for not getting married. He was a high powered divorce attorney, whose parents divorced and then remarried. He had a lot of bitterness there.

Heather's actions when Connor finally proposes didn't seem to fit the character Sherryl paints. These characters are supposed to love each other, even though they have different views on marriage. Heathere's stubborness sometimes makes me want to choke her, especially when Connor really starts to become persuasive with proposing.

What makes this book really worth reading are the secondary characters that you know are going to take center stage in the next two books that are supposed to wrap up the series, plus the O'Brien parents, Mick  and Megan and grandma Nell.

Take this book with you to the shore and lose yourself in the smalltown life of the O'Briens.

Review: 4 stars


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