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The Christmas Bouquet

The Christmas Bouquet, October 2014
Chesapeake Shores # 11
by Sherryl Woods

MIRA
Featuring: Noah McIlroy; Caitlyn Winters
288 pages
ISBN: 0778316629
EAN: 9780778316626
Kindle: B00IWTYWQO
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"A young female intern weighs her dreams against forever love and happiness."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Christmas Bouquet
Sherryl Woods

Reviewed by Kay Quintin
Posted October 19, 2014

Romance Contemporary | Holiday

Caitlyn Winters has specific aspirations for the future, all carefully laid out. Finding out she is pregnant is a glitch she isn't able to handle. The father, Noah McIlroy, is a family medicine resident at the Baltimore hospital where Cait is an intern. Plans of returning to Africa to help save the lives of babies is her absolute plan that she will not give up.

The O'Brien family are the founders of Chesapeake Shores and Caitlyn's source of family support. She values her twin sister Carrie, Great-grandmother Nell, Grandmother Megan and her mother, Abby. However, her grandfather Mick's interference is usually the family's undoing.

Unable to submit to considering giving up her "plan" and marrying Noah, Grandpa Mick is a source to reckon with as his persuasion with family members is strong in trying to steer Cait in the direction he thinks she should go.

Cait blames her predicament on catching the Wedding bouquet the previous year. Now she is expecting her child to appear between Christmas and New Year's. Noah is elated at the prospect of the child and plans his whole future around Cait and the expected child. But how will Cait reconcile giving up her dreams, and how long before she realizes the new "plan" is right in front of her? Perhaps the bouquet has come full circle to bring happiness to Cait.

As usual, Sherryl Woods has created an unforgettable story of a woman dedicated to her dream plan while dealing with an unanticipated surprise and glitch in her plans. Woods characters are always so real and believable that they steal your heart away and keep you crying at their sadness and trials. You can always count on strong family support for all the heroes and heroines in her stories. I am first up to grab her books as they take me away from all the daily humdrum to a place I can feel humor, love and serenity.

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SUMMARY

When it comes to family and Christmas, #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods always looks to the O'Briens for a little holiday magic 

For the very driven medical student Caitlyn Winters, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding has set off a chain reaction that she's sure is more curse than blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with family medicine resident Noah McIlroy, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well- laid plans for the future. It doesn't help that Noah—with a whole lot of help from her O'Brien relatives—is completely on board with the prospect of marriage and happily-ever-after. 

It takes a whole lot of patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can still have everything she ever wanted, including a home in her beloved Chesapeake Shores and a man who understands all of her dreams. 

 


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