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Review: That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart

That Chesapeake Summer CoverTitle: That Chesapeake Summer (Chesapeake Diaries #9)
Author: Mariah Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Book Description:

Jamie Valentine is the wildly successful author of self-help books advocating transparency in every relationship. But when her widowed mother passes away unexpectedly, Jamie discovers her own life has been based on a lie. Angry and deeply betrayed, she sets out to find the truth—which may be in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay. Cutting her most recent book tour short, Jamie books a room at the Inn at Sinclair’s Point, just outside St. Dennis.

The death of Daniel Sinclair’s father forced him to take over the family inn, and his wife’s death left him a single parent of two children, so there’s little room for anything else in his life. His lovely new guest is intriguing, though, and he’s curious about the secret she’s clearly hiding. But in the end, Jamie and Dan could discover the greatest truth of all: that the search for one thing just might lead to the find of a lifetime—if you keep your heart open.


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Heartwarming and moving story about love!

That Chesapeake Summer had me in tears! I loved the message of Jamie’s journey throughout the book. It’s about loss, love, and honesty. SUCH a great read! ❤

Jamie discovers a secret that has been buried for years in her family. Once she uncovers the lie that has been hidden from her (her whole life), she’s determined to find answers. Taking time to herself to cope with her mother’s death and get ideas for her next book, she heads to visit St. Dennis where she hopes to get closer to the truth.

While visiting and befriending the locals, she also can’t seem to avoid Daniel Sinclair, the owner of the inn she’s staying in.

From the first encounter with Jamie, Daniel has been curious about his new guest. She’s challenging with him, but seems to be best buds with everyone around him. His mother, siblings, and even his kids, have a link to her somehow. However, she’s done nothing but get under his skin and stick her head in his business…

…yet, he still finds her captivating.

Jamie and Daniel have a lot in common and, after spending more time together, realize they fit quite nicely.

The last thing Jamie has on her mind is getting close to a man, since she’s neck deep in uncovering the big secret that keeps her up. Though she has to admit, Daniel is making her visit to St. Dennis a lot more enjoyable. 😉

Like I mentioned before, this book made me cry! Happy tears, of course! The story began to really pick up once Jamie arrived in town. All the characters we met were intriguing and entertaining. I really enjoyed reading about their lives, and how they entwined with the others. I could picture in my head what the town and its people were like, thanks to the details and backgrounds given. It made me want to visit this wonderful place.

I’m very excited because I also just noticed that there are 8 other books I have to catch up on! **No, you don’t need to read them all before diving into Jamie’s story, but after reading That Chesapeake Summer and the descriptions for the previous installments, I’m eager to read them! 😀

I hope you all enjoy this delightful summer read!


Catch up with the Chesapeake Diaries! 😀

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About the Author:  

Mariah StewartMariah Stewart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six novels and three novellas and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She is a RITA finalist in romantic suspense and the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award for excellence in women’s fiction, and a Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A three-time winner of the Golden Leaf Award presented by the New Jersey Romance Writers, Stewart was recently awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award (which placed her in their Hall of Fame along with former recipients Nora Roberts and Mary Jo Putney — very excellent company, indeed!)

After having written seven contemporary romance novels, Stewart found true happiness writing murder and mayhem. She considers herself one lucky son of a gun to have landed the best job in the world: getting paid for making up stories. At home. In sweats and J. Crew flip flops. Could life be sweeter?


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One Comment on “Review: That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart”

  1. Angela June 26, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    This sounds like a great summer read! I am putting it on my list!

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