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The Chesapeake Diaries Series

Book 1: Coming Home
Book 2: Home Again
Book 3: Almost Home
Book 4: Hometown Girl
Book 5: Home for the Summer

ALMOST HOME
The Chesapeake Diaries 3
MARIAH STEWART
ISBN# 9780345520371
March 22, 2011
Ballantine Books
www.randomhouse.com
Print
$ 7.99
380 pages
Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups

Steffie Wyler knew what she wanted out of life for as long as she could remember. Three things—to have her own ice cream shop, marry Wade MacGregor and live happily ever after—made up her simple plan. Wade may have walked in and out of her life just as long as she could remember, but she was certain the day would come when he would stay. When he comes home this time with an adorable little son in tow, her heart breaks a little when it seems as if one facet of her dreams will never come true.

Wade MacGregor has made the right choice, of that one thing he is sure. Austin, his tiny wonder of a son, lights up his life and choosing to raise him was the best decision he has ever made. But when he is drawn to Steffie yet again—like a moth to flame—will he be able to leave her and build a life far away from the promise of love shining in her eyes?

With movie stars and strangers flocking to town to celebrate Dallas’s birthday and Berry acting mysterious, it seems that the whole town is abuzz with excitement. But will Wade and Steffie make time in the chaos to finally explore the feelings they have always had for one another? Or will the only happy endings that Steffie gets be those of her blissful friends while she stays alone, forever, loving a man she can’t have?

Homemade ice cream served up with a smile in a quiet little town where stars come to play—Chesapeake Bay delivers a cast of characters as closely intertwined as the stitches on a handmade quilt. Spiced up with a little suspense revolving primarily around Austin, this story keeps from being overly sweet while staying heartwarming. Although a bit of the plot, mostly about the character Hugh (who seemed very nice for a bad guy), was somewhat sugary and almost seemed added after the fact, it doesn’t take away from the altogether good feeling of this tender and moving story.

Virginia
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