Synopses & Reviews
Life was always just about perfect for Brooke Madison Bowers. She was the prettiest, most popular girl in small-town St. Dennis, Maryland. She was prom queen, a local pageant star, and the pride and joy of her loving parents. She even married the man of her dreams. But the promise of happily ever after fell to pieces when her husband was killed while serving in Iraq. Brokenhearted and longing for the solace of better days, she returns to the idyllic world of St. Dennis, and the familiar comfort of the family farm. Surrounded by her loving family and friends, she's determined to build a new life, complete with her own cupcake bakery. She's equally determined never to fall in love again.
For Jesse Enright, life has been a challenge. A fourth-generation attorney, he's spent his life fighting to escape the shadow of his irresponsible father. Now he's moved to St. Dennis to run the family law practice, and he's ready to find the right girl, get married, and settle down. But his carefully laid plans go out the window when he meets Brooke and finds himself caught between the unbreakable law of attraction and Brooke's resolve to go her way alone—despite the undeniable feelings Jesse stirs in her. But just like catching lightning in a bottle, is it possible to fall head-over-heels, heart-and-soul in love all over again?
"This latest Chesapeake Diaries tale is filled with truly delightful characters and will leave you eager for a return visit to St. Dennis." ---Romantic Times
Recently widowed, Brooke Madison Bowers is determined never to fall in love again, but attorney Jesse Enright might just convince her otherwise, in book four of Mariah Stewart's Chesapeake Diaries series.
About the Author
Mariah Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels and novellas, including the Dead series and the Enright series. A RITA finalist for romantic suspense, she is the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award honoring excellence in women's fiction, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times magazine. She is also a two-time recipient of the Golden Leaf Award for contemporary romance. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she currently resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two dogs. Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of Thrill of the Chase by Christina Crooks and Buttered Side Down by Edna Ferber. From poignant young adult fiction to powerful first-person narrative, Sands's characterizations are rich and expressive and her narrations evocative and intimate. She has also won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for her narration of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein.