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Lilac Lane

A Chesapeake Shores Novel, Book 14
Narrated by: Christina Traister
Series: Chesapeake Shores, Book 14
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

Chesapeake Shores has always represented home and family for the O'Briens, but in Lilac Lane, the community extends its healing powers to a woman recovering from overwhelming grief.

Single mom Kiera Malone struggled for years to raise her three children in a small town on the coast of Ireland. Just when she's let down her guard and allowed herself to love again, her fiancé suffers a fatal heart attack and leaves her alone yet again. Overwhelmed by her loss, she's persuaded to visit her father, Dillon O'Malley, and her daughter, Moira O'Brien, in Chesapeake Shores. With the promise of family ties and a job at O'Brien's, her son-in-law's Irish pub, she takes what seems like the biggest risk of her life.

As it turns out, though, crossing the ocean is nothing compared to moving into a charming cottage on Lilac Lane, right next door to Bryan Laramie, the moody chef at O'Brien's, who doesn't do anything the way Kiera believes it should be done. Their kitchen wars quickly become the stuff of legends in Chesapeake Shores, and the town's matchmakers conclude where there's heat, there's sure to be passion.

As these two deal with their wounded pasts and discover common interests, they might just find the perfect recipe for love.

©2017 Sherryl Woods (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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predictable and fake

I have no doubt a lot of readers like this series, but I found it so boring I couldn't finish it. The strory is unexciting and so predictable, you could see every plot turn a mile away. there was zero sexual/romantic chemistry between the main couple and the story seemed to rely on inconsequential chitchat between side characters to fill the pages. So much so, that it was hard to remember who the story is supposed to be about.
The novel was crammed full of 2-dimensional cutsie cute fake-Irish characters that only exist in the imagination of someone who never went to Ireland
The narrator did her best, I can forgive a few mistakes in pronunciation, but she was so intent on the Irish accent that everyone started to sound the same, even the Americans or New Yorkers started to sound a little Irish too
Will not be reading another from this author

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  • Julie A. Beard
  • 14-07-18

Didn't want it to end and want a sequel!

A wonderful book, great storyline, likeable characters and excellent narration. I highly recommend it! A+++

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  • FutureDoc
  • 13-04-18

Sherryl Woods doesn't disappoint

This is another wonderful continuation of the Chesapeake Shores saga. The O'Briens aren't prominently featured, but the new characters are charming and real. I won't divulge too many details here for fear of spoiling it, but be assured that Sherryl Woods did another great job with this book. I can't wait to read the next installment!

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  • Katherine E. Rooney
  • 17-03-19

Simply awesome!

I love the storyline, I love the way the characters got together and I love that the relationships were developed. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great love story

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  • Haveenoughstuff
  • 05-11-17

Lame ending

I have always enjoyed the Chesapeake Sores O’Brien family saga. This one lacked plot resolution. It made for a very flat ending.

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  • Sparky
  • 27-10-17

She does it again!

Only Sherryl can pull off so many great novels using this family. I can only hope for more.