THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE is a delight! Prepare to be whisked
away to beautiful Cannonball Island on the Chesapeake Bay
where architect Cassidy Logan is beginning a special
project. She has designed ecologically friendly but
historically accurate homes. Most will be rebuilt from the
old home which has been standing empty for years after their
owner died or left the island. Cass has fallen in love with
the charm of the island, the friendly community and has
decided to build her home there. Divorced from a man who
preferred to be a Lifer in the Army, she has no future plans
Owen Parker, born on the Island, is an adventure seeker and
is content to travel the world looking for his next
escapade. Be it flying mail planes in Alaska; diving and
surfing in Costa Rica, cattle ranching in Australia, he
loves his wanderlust. He is a handsome, charmer who can
have any lady he desires both at home and in his travels.
Married briefly, he believes firmly, never again. He has
come home to spend time with his 100 year old beloved
great-grandmother, Ruby, and to celebrate his younger sister,
Lis's wedding. He spotted lovely, long and lean, Cassidy
Logan and begins to spin his charm that never fails. Cass
tries to ignore him because she thinks he is a Player. He
is hard to resist as he takes her to locations that are
architecturally impressive, to dinners at a private home
that is the best she has eaten; he teaches her how to crab
and then cooks the crabs for her.
Wow! Who could resist this stunning man?
Mariah Stewart's story telling is sterling. She is always
finely descriptive and detailed in the history of her
locale. As you walk the streets of Cannonball Island, you
can visualize the exciting events that happened many years
ago. A really informative lesson in the history of that
area told beautifully. Ms. Stewart never disappoints, and I
have been a loyal reader for many years. I loved Owen and
his relationship with Ruby and his sister. Ruby only wants
him to be happy and find "the right girl" and begin a family
on Cannonball Island. This is a heartwarming read, served
with a cup of tea and a delicious homemade delicacy. Owen's
pursuit of Cass is patient, sweet and always thoughtful.
There is a strong attraction between them, and slowly and
surely it develops into a forever after feeling. Some minor
roadblocks occur but in the end, love triumphs. I adored
THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE. You will too.
From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart
comes a new chapter in her celebrated Chesapeake Diaries
series, featuring her signature “rich characterization,
charming setting, and a romance you’ll never forget” (Robyn
Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author).
Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking
adventurers. Newly divorced, she’s focused on building
ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the
Chesapeake Bay for her father’s construction company.
Traveling to Cannonball Island—where there has been no new
construction in nearly one hundred years—Cass is sensitive
to the heritage of the island, and has come up with plans so
perfect she’s determined to buy a home for herself. Even the
fact that Owen Parker—a local who she dismisses as a
lightweight and a player—seems to be everywhere isn’t enough
to deter her from building her dream house.
Owen Parker is and always has been sinfully handsome and
wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as girls.
He’s a rolling stone, going and doing whatever appeals to
him, from flying a mail plane in Alaska, to working on a
cattle ranch in Australia, a shrimp boat in Louisiana, and
surfing and diving in Costa Rica. When an old friend offers
him a job salvaging a sunken ship on the Chesapeake Bay,
Owen gladly accepts. Something’s been telling him it was
time to head home to Cannonball Island, and a job is as good
an excuse as any. And he’s totally smitten by the pretty
architect on the scene, but it seems he’s finally met a
woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later, Owen will
have to face the reason why he always runs, because this
time, leaving just might be harder than staying.