Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Inn at Eagle Point

It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point.

But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fractured family, but also with Trace Riley, the man Abby left ten years ago. Trace can be a roadblock to her plans…or proof that second chances happen in the most unexpected ways.

What is an older sister to do? When she gets a call of help from her younger sister Jess, Abby goes back home. She packs up her young twin daughters for a short stay at Chesapeake Shores. But that short stay turns to be a longer one when Trace Riley comes back into the picture.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the small touristy town; the characters - the O'Briens sound like a very interesting family, with a lot of possibilities; the hero and heroine were truly believable in their feelings and acts; I loved the relationship between the sisters, the bickering, the tough love, and even the anger in certain situations was true (if you have sister you know what I'm talking about). The book is about redeeming an old relationship: Abby and Trace's, to learn how to trust again, to let the old hurt in the past and to give their feelings a future. Mix into that an ex with an agenda that throws obstacles in Abby and Trace's relationship.

It was very entertaining. I enjoyed it so much, that I'll be looking for my own copy, because this one is from my local library. Any fans of Debbie Macomber? I'm sure you'll enjoy Sherryl Woods.

The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods (4/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Mira (2009); Series: # 1, Chesapeake Shores; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (73);

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