An O'Brien Family Christmas
By Sherryl Woods
(Harlequin MIRA, Mass Market Paperback, 9780778313915, 256pp.)
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
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Dating Matthew O'Briena playboy and a younger mancost Laila Riley her career and her parents' respect. A high price, even for loveand when Laila decides it was just a fling, she breaks it off, despite Matthew's objections.
But the O'Brien family has other ideas, and they conspire to get Laila to join them on a Dublin holiday. It's a great time to get away from it all, but Laila has reservations about the trip. Matthew's bound to be there, and she's far from immune. What if she can't resist temptation?
Meanwhile, the O'Briens are in an uproar over matriarch Nell's unexpected romance with an old flame. Will she follow her heart, despite the risks? And will Laila discover that some risks are actually once-in-a-lifetime opportunities?
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.
"Woods always thrills with her wonderful characters, witty dialogue and warm and loving family interactions and this O'Brien family saga is no exception. Fans of this author will laugh at the crazy antics of the combined O'Brien and Riley families and fall in love as her latest couple tries to overcome their personal obstacles with the help of their families and a little Christmas magic." - RT Book Reviews
"Sherryl Woods writes emotionally satisfying novels about family, friendship and home. Truly feel-great reads!"
-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
"Sherryl Woods gives her characters depth, intensity, and the right amount of humor."
-RT Book Reviews
"Infused with the warmth and magic of the season, Woods's fourth addition to her popular, small-town series once again unites the unruly, outspoken, endearing O'Brien clan in a touching, triumphant tale of forgiveness and love reclaimed."
-Library Journal on A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
"A sweet read perfect to enjoy again and again."
-RT Book Reviews on A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
"Warm, complex, and satisfying."
-Library Journal on Harbor Lights
"Timely in terms of plot and deeply emotional, the third Chesapeake Shores book is quite absorbing. The 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 warmth and the possibility of rekindled love."
-Library Journal on Flowers on Main
"Woods . . . is noted for appealing character-driven stories that are often infused with the flavor and fragrance of the South."