The Summer Garden
By Sherryl Woods
(Mira, Mass Market Paperback, 9780778313090, 384pp.)
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
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Falling for "Maddening Moira" O'Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O'Brien's Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilled at first. A fling with this wild Irish rose is one thing, but forever? Maybe someday, but not when he's totally focused on establishing a business that will prove his mettle to his overachieving family.
Given Luke's reaction, Moira has some soul-searching of her own to do. Scarred by her father's abandonment, she wonders if Luke, with his playboy past, is truly the family man she longs for. Adding to her dilemma, she's offered an amazing chance at a dream career of her own.
Deep down, though, Moira knows home is the real prize, and that love can be every bit as enchanted as a summer garden.
With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether in her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. Sherryl is best known for her ability to creating endearing small town communities and families. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 75 romances for Silhouette Desire and Special Edition.
"Sherryl Woods gives her characters depth, intensity, and the right amount of humor."
-RT Book Reviews
"Friendship and romance are at the heart of the latest Chesapeake Shores book . . . Once again, Woods, with such authenticity, weaves a tale of true love and the challenges that can knock up against that love." -RT Book Reviews on Beach Lane
"Once again, Woods proves her expertise in matters of the heart as she gives us characters that we genuinely relate to and care about. A truly delightful read!"
-RT Book Reviews on Moonlight Cove
"Woods' heartwarming style and compelling stories filled with love, friendship and family have earned her a huge following." -Book blogger Deb Lester, Debbie's Book Bag, on Driftwood Cottage
"Love, marriage, family, and forgiveness all play an important part in Woods' latest richly nourishing, holiday-spiced novel." -Chicago Tribune on A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
"Characters are handled well and have real chemistry-as well as a way with one-liners."
-RT Book Reviews on Harbor Lights
"Sparks fly in a lively tale that is overflowing with family conflict and the possibility of rekindled love."
-Library Journal on Flowers on Main
"Launching the Chesapeake Shores series, Woods creates an engrossing...family drama."
-Publishers Weekly on The Inn at Eagle Point
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