Lilac Lane Chesapeake Shores #14 eBook æ Lilac Lane

Lilac Lane Chesapeake Shores #14 No one writes about friends family and home better than Sherryl Woods Told with warmth and humor Lilac Lane is a brand new story in her beloved Chesapeake Shores series one readers all over the world have waited two years to readAt the heart of Lilac Lane is Keira Malone who raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart and who after years of guarding her heart finally finds love again But that love is short lived when her fiancé suffers a fatal heart attack Grieving and unsure of what’s next Keira agrees to move from Dublin to Chesapeake Shores Maryland to spend time with her daughter Moira and her new granddaughter Kate as well as to help her son in law Luke with his Irish pub O’BriensNot wanting to live underfoot she rents a charming cottage on Lilac Lane replete with views of the ocean and her neighbor’s thriving garden—not to mention views of the neighbor himself The neighbor is none other than Bryan Laramie the brusue and moody chef at the pub with whom Keira is constantly butting heads But things get real when Bryan’s long lost daughter whom he hasn’t seen since she was a baby shows up out of the blue As Bryan and Keira each delve into their pasts reopening wounds the rest of the town is gearing up for the Fall Festival Irish Stew cook off and making no bones about whose side they’re on It’s Kitchen Wars meets This is Your Life—a recipe for disasteror a new take on loveYou won’t want to miss this epic return to Chesapeake Shores a place we’re betting you’ll want to stay forever

10 thoughts on “Lilac Lane Chesapeake Shores #14

  1. Erin Erin says:

    Book 14 in a popular series but my first encounter reading a Sherryl Woods story I wouldn't mind looking out for a few in the series because I uickly fell in love with many of the characters Good mother daughterhusband wifefather daughter contemporary family saga

  2. Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) says:

    Kiera Malone is mourning the unexpected death of her fiance She has been living apart from her family in Ireland and needs to reassess her future plans Her daughter Moira is concerned about her emotional stability and invites her to stay with her in MarylandKiera makes the journey and finds employment at an Irish pub owned by her family Life starts to improve but she finds herself at odds with the chef who is named Bryon After a few weeks she starts to feel secure and rents her own apartment Her bad luck continues when she discovers that the obnoxious chef is her neighbor Bryan and Kiera work through their differences and begin to forge a friendship This unlikely pair learn to trust each other and together they tackle each other's demons This book by Sherryl Woods is the 14th installment in the Chesapeake Shores series but it can be read as a stand alone novel I did not read the earlier books and had no difficulty absorbing the plot For those who enjoy binge watching you can watch this entire series on cable television

  3. Judy D Collins Judy D Collins says:

    Sherryl Woods returns with her popular Chesapeake Shores series following 2015 Willow Brook Road Chesapeake Shores #13 with LILAC LANE #14 —From Ireland to Chesapeake Shores – A magical place for healing and a little romanceThis time around we catchup with Moira and Luke O’Brien and their baby girl Kate Of course with Nell and many of the familiar characters and places we loveMoira is concerned about her mom Kiera Her husband Peter’s unexpected death was shocking after her second chance and raising her children on her own Moria wants her to come and live in Chesapeake A steady dose of the O’Briens will restore her spirits She had wasted years of bitterness and regrets after Moira’s dad left She had taken a chance on love and now he was goneMaybe she could tell her she needs help with the baby but possibly she can get her a job at the Irish pub keeping an eye on the chef and making sure he does not stray too far from the proper Irish recipes Her mom needed the family With much persuasion she agrees to come to charming Chesapeake Shores as a consultant She can always return to Dublin She rents a lovely cottage on Lilac Lane and is feeling good being part of a family However soon learns her neighbor is none other than Bryan Laramie the not so pleasant and annoying chef at the pub with whom Kiera is constantly at war with Moira soon sees the electricity between her mom and Bryan similar to the relationship between her own relationship with Luke when they first met However Kiera thinks he is infuriating Of course if you know the O’Briens they never mind their own business and the clan is always meddling to make sure everyone is happyBryan on the other hand has his own past He had enough broken hearts to last a lifetime and was still recovering from this last oneThen his long lost daughter shows up and both Bryan and Keira may have in common than they may know Plus as always there is always a community wide event to ignite the flamesWith two complex personalities it was time for the annual Fall Festival Irish Stew cook off And this town does nothing better than “stir the pot” With some competition stubbornness clever planning Irish recipes sacrifices meddling bets some risks and of course a little romance to demonstrate love conuers allIf you enjoy heartwarming stories of strong family bonds and authentic characters Chesapeake Shores will draw you into their world with open arms For fans of Debbie Macomber Joanne Demaio Mariah Stewart and Susan Wiggs LOVE the Chesapeake Shores series TV series and have read all the books in the series— among many of her other books A longtime fan of Sherryl Woods starting in my younger years before Goodreads thru today I love the idyllic settings vivid descriptions and intriguing characters Looking forward to hopefully Season 3 since Season 2 just wrapped up Always look forward to the Sunday show It makes me want to return to these books and read them for the second time Sherryl allows you to escape and travel without leaving your home It is the next best thing to being there An ah moment Many thanks to MIRA and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy I also listened to the audiobook narrated by Christina Traister for an engaging listening experienceIn addition I am very excited about the highly anticipated A Small Town Love Story Colonial Beach Virginia Coming Nov 14 2017 on my Top 20 Books coming Nov Part memoir part oral history The author gives us a rare and intimate look at Colonial Beach Virginia Readers you will want to add this to your library collection and your must read list JDCMustReadBooks

  4. Amy Amy says:

    Right before I started reading this I realized that it’s the fourteenth book in a series so to say I was little apprehensive is fitting That is a LONG history and I feared I would have trouble connecting with the characters or that I would be lost due to long running backstories Thankfully I had absolutely no issues at all and found myself immediately swept away to Chesapeake Shores and totally charmed by this uaint little town and it’s residentsIt looks like every book in this series follows a new couple reminiscent of RaeAnne Thayne’s long running Haven Point series and that made it extremely easy to follow along Keira comes to town from Ireland at the urging of her daughter and helps out in the kitchen at Moira and Luke’s pub Bryan is the head chef and him and Keira immediately have a lovehate relationship mostly hate but I love that cliched trope in a romance the chemistry and the sparks flying is always hugely entertaining to meThis was a sweet clean romance heavy on the importance of strong family bonds and ties to a community Slightly predictable but truly adorable I loved my time spent in Chesapeake Shores and I just realized there’s a TV series based on the books so guess what I’ll be bingeing ASAP? If you like Nora Roberts or Fern Michaels you would love Woods

  5. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite uotesCommunication skills varied widely between the average man and woman he’d discovered For him and Moira it was as if they spoke entirely different languages and uite possibly in her case from some universe not yet discoveredIf we were all punished for our careless failure to realize how important some things are in our life until too late we’d all be alone and miserable It’s why we’re given second chancesMy ReviewIt is rare for me to read a book so sueaky clean that I could recommend to my elderly mother’s rather persnickety book club but Lilac Lane certainly ualifies for the “Church Ladies” set It is also rare to able to enter a series at book number fourteen and be able to follow the story While it probably would have been easier to keep track of the myriad characters if I’d had experience with the previous installments it was not a hardship to keep them straight as brief histories were provided along the way The plot was interesting with two distinct threads that wove together in an entertaining manner although the story evolved ever so slowly and the genre appeared to be women’s fiction or small town type family drama than contemporary romance The writing flowed well and was laced with eual measures of angst and wry humor and populated with stubborn yet endearing characters of all ages

  6. Katy (Katyslibrary) Katy (Katyslibrary) says:

    Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for having me on this tour and sending me a copy of Lilac Lane in exchange for an honest review  Finding love after loss and opening up your heart to the new and different isn't always easy  But this feel good book has you rooting for love and family from page one with a nice dash of Irish cooking sprinkled in  While the plot wasn't especially original it was an easy story to read in just a few hours  I rate this cute book 3 out of 5 stars  From the start I felt at a disadvantage in enjoying this story as much as I might have since I have not read any of the others in this series  This is actually book 14 in the Chesapeake Shores series  So for those who have read these books they may like it a bit than I ended up liking it  We start off learning that Kiera has finally found love again after a long time and as soon as she has opened her heart up to this new love he dies unexpectedly  To help Kiera her daughter and father plan a way to get Kiera to come to the US from Ireland to get a fresh start  It becomes your typical story of a middle aged woman wary of love finding herself in a new place and eventually finding love as well  It is a story I have read a million times and while it wasn't original I did enjoy many of the side characters that made this than just a love story they made it a family story as wellMoira was a spunky character and I really liked her relationship with her husband Luke I also loved Dillon and Nell  They were such an adorable older couple and Nell had me laughing a few times with her meddling ways  As for Kiera herself it was easy to see why some say she is unlikeable  She is older and set in her ways and uite stubborn  She often came off cold and rude but I was still happy that her family loved her as much as they did and that she came to find a home in Chesapeake shores and find loveI will say I wasn't a big fan of the writing style  The dialog seemed awkward and forced and didn't flow the way normal conversations flow  That and some parts of the story felt way too serious or dramatic for how small of a situation it may have been  For example the cook off at the end of the book  It went on for far longer than needed because of dialogs about people being worried that meddling would upset the town or Kiera or Bryan etc etc  And it just seemed odd that they were making what was just good hearted meddling so seriousOverall this was perfect for a day you just want to snuggle up to feel good book that you can read in a couple of hours  You'll want to join this crazy family in beautiful Chesapeake Shores eating Irish stew and soak in all the love in the community  I know I would love too

  7. Sue Sue says:

    This is book 14 in Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Bay series I have read and enjoyed all of the books in the series and this book can be read as a stand alone without confusion but the entire series is so good I think that you’ll want to start with book 1 – you won’t be disappointedThe book series is about a town in Maryland that was built by the O’Brien patriarch Mick Mick’s main goal in life is to have his 5 children married and in love with the person he picks out of them Once that is accomplished in the first books of the series he starts meddling in the lives of other family members and gets help in his meddling from his children and their spouses In book 14 it’s single mom Kiera who lives in Ireland and raised her three children Her daughter Miora lives in Chesapeake Shores with her husband Luke O’Brien Moira feels that her mom has given up on finding happiness and asks her to come to the US to help take care of her granddaughter Once she arrives sparks start to fly between Kiera and the cook at the O’Brien pub Will Moira be able to convince her mother to stay in America and take a chance on happiness or will she rturn to her solitary life in Ireland?It was great to get back to Chesapeake Shores and the O’Brien family in Lilac Lane This is a fun series with characters that are very likeable who believe strongly in love and familyThanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review

  8. Kari Kari says:

    Lilac Lane is the first book in this series that I have read While I think it can ultimately be read as a stand alone a new reader would benefit from reading at least Moira and Luke's story before this one It think it might give context for Keira's situation I was looking forward to a good romance but in the end it was just OK for me The book kind of dragged and I just wasn't invested in Keira and Bryan's relationship For me it just lacked heat What I did find enjoyable were the secondary characters that rounded out the story I enjoyed watching them help Keira find a place to belong in Chesapeake Shores I think fans of the series will enjoy this addition

  9. Angie Angie says:

    Originally posted Readaholic ZoneBefore beginning the actual review I need to be utterly honest with you I was incapable of finishing this book This was difficult for me since I always finish books I am obligated to review but apparently there is a first for everything It’s not that I did not allow myself enough time or forgot about reading it the truth is I was slowly being bored to death Lilac Lane is the first book I have read by Sherryl Woods therefore I now know her writing is not my style The plot was lackluster along with a group of one dimensional characters not containing enough substance to hold my attention I really did give it the old college try but when bickering is the primary undertaking how much can a reader take? Although the story did embody one interesting theme it conseuently lacked enough focus or time within’ the plot to make it an engaging part of the story Conseuently if the author had fixated on Bryan’s ordeal and reduced the suabbling an enjoyable book could have been born Nevertheless just since I found the book incompatible with my liking does not mean you will feel the same Go ahead and give it a try I like to think of books like people you're not going to like everyone you encounterThanks TLC Blog Tour

  10. RiriRomantiques RiriRomantiques says:

    I have read a dozen of books from Sherryl Woods and I checked my ratings Apparently I love half of them 4 or 5 stars and I hate the other halfI sensed that mixed feelings growing while reading the first part of the story And then I got angry that all was taking so long and most of all about all this people meddling WHY ? Can’t people mind their own businesses ? This si so rude and belittling for those they want to meddle the life in Such a waste of my precious reading time

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