Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: Driftwood Cottage - 5th in the Chesapeake Shores series
Author: Sherryl Woods
Release Date: April 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, Chesapeake Shores
Overall Rating: 3.75
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Sherryl's Website/Blog: www.sherrylwoods.com
Once again we visit Chesapeake Shores and the OíBrien family. This time itís Connor who is the target of his familyís meddling and scheming, their love.
Since his mother left him and his siblings years ago, Connor has never been an advocate for or a believer in marriage. In fact heís a well sought after divorce attorney, with men being the base of his clients.
The woman he loves, the mother of his toddling boy, knew the score when they met years ago. However, Heather is no longer satisfied with their live-in arrangement. She wants more than he can give her. Heís at a loss, but whatís even more frustrating is learning that sheís moved to Chesapeake Shores and opened up a quilt shop. Connor never knew she felt so passionately about her quilts or even owning a business. Heís at a loss as to how to handle this new development.
Heather knew what she was getting into with Connor, but it was no longer enough. She knew he loved her, but she wanted it all. Marriage. To Connor. But she knew it would never happen. He had always been very clear on where he stood concerning marriage. Nothing she or his family could say or do was going to change Connorís heart or mind.
Surprisingly, he actually begins to hear what Heather says a little at a time, but not enough to change his mind. Heather grows more discouraged. Connor may be changing, but he will never believe in marriage. But Megan, Connorís mother, is her confidante and tells her not to give up hope. But she doesnít know how long she can hang on to that single thread of hope.
Their lives take a sudden turn as do their outlooks regarding their future. Now the question is, can their hearts and minds come together as one? Or are there too many wounds unhealed on both their parts?
Well, I must say, itís never dull around the OíBrien family. Loud and opinionated they may be, but they are fiercely protective of one another, not to mention eager to jump in and meddle in each otherís lives.
Ms. Woods neatly packages fear and hope with the right amounts of conflict and desire. Itís this, along with the OíBriens and the welcoming, small town atmosphere of Chesapeake Shores that make it such a pleasant place for the reader to visit time and again.
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