11th in The Chesapeake Diaries series
August 29, 2017
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to the cherished Maryland shores of St. Dennis with THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE, the charming story of a jaded architect who meets the one man who could finally melt her heart—if she’s willing to let him in.
About The Book:
Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers, having just divorced the one she’d married. Now working with her father’s construction company to build ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay, she’s designing them for Cannonball Island. Knowing there’s been no new construction on the island in almost one hundred years, Cass is sensitive to the heritage and history of the sparsely populated island, and has come up with plans so perfect she’s determined to buy one for herself to live in. Even the fact that Owen Parker—whom she dismisses as a lightweight and a player— seems to be everywhere she goes isn’t enough to deter her from building her dream house.
Owen is and always has been sinfully handsome and wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as the girls in St. Dennis. He’s also a rolling stone, going and doing whatever appeals to him, from flying a mail plane in Alaska to working on a cattle ranch in Australia and a shrimp boat in Louisiana, to surfing and diving in Costa Rica. When an old friend offers him a job salvaging a sunken ship in the Chesapeake, Owen gladly accepts. Something’s been telling him it’s about time to head home to Cannonball Island, and a job is as good an excuse as any. He’s totally smitten with the pretty architect, but it seems he’s finally met a woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later, Owen will have to face the reason why he always runs, because this time, leaving just might be harder than staying.
NOTE FOR THE NEW YEAR: Look for Gallery Books’ second installment in Mariah Stewart’s all-new trade original women’s fiction series, The Hudson Sisters, following a trio of reluctant sisters as they set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish—and discover themselves in the process. Book 2, The Sugarhouse Blues, will publish March 2018!
Suzy’s review of The Last Chance Matinee (Book 1) by Maria Stewart: https://suzyapproved.com/2017/03/27/the-last-chance-matinee-by-mariah-stewart/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens. Visit her website at http://www.mariahstewart.com/, like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMariahStewart/, and follow her on Instagram at mariah_stewart_books.
GIVEAWAY: In celebration of The Chesapeake Bride release, I will be hosting a giveaway for the book: Driftwood Point, 10th in The Chesapeake Diaries Series by Mariah Stewart! More information will be posted on Suzy Approved Book Reviews on Facebook, mid- September!