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The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores #1)

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"New York Times"-bestselling author of the Sweet Magnolia series welcomes readers to Chesapeake Shores, a Maryland town built by the father of Abby O'Brien Winters, who returns after years away to renovate the charming Inn at Eagle Point with her younger sister. Original.

It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Mira (first published January 1st 2009)
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Elizabeth
Rather predictable, but still an enjoyable read, especially for late night when you need something that I call an "escape book". I'm a little tired of these "formula books" a la most of Nora Roberts (girl thinks life is fine, is beset by challenges and/or dangers, encounters love interest who helps her solve said problems, resists growing feelings for said love interest, finally accepts her true feelings and lives happily ever after).

Abby, a successful Wall Street professional, is called back h
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Nihan
Karakterler sinir olduğum her huyu edinmiş, nereden okumaya başladıysam afakanlar bastı. Ki karakter anlatımı da çok kötü, dialoglar kopuk kopuk olunca bitiyor benim için.
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
Jess O'Brien has finally found what she wants to do. She bought and restored the old Inn at Eagle Point. She'd hope that her family would finally see that she isn't the failure they think of her to be. She has ADD, and that is partly why she's in this mess. Another reason is that she believes she is the reason why her mother left all those years ago. The bank is ready to foreclose, and Jess desperately turns to her sister, Abby, for help. But Abby isn't prepared for whom she has to deal with fro ...more
Jane Stewart
Pleasant story about family conflicts and relationships. Not very engaging, but ok.

STORY BRIEF:
A spread out family with a handful of conflicts among different family members.

The main couple:
Abby and Trace were in love fifteen years ago, but Abby left him to pursue a career in New York City. She now works for a brokerage firm managing investments for clients. She married Wes who divorced her. She now has twin daughters five years old. Wes loves the girls and sees them frequently. Abby comes to Ch
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Yona
It wasn't one of my favorites - too much points of view and useless information. The main story didn't feel in the center of things and I can't say I loved the end.
Pınar
Uzunluk zaman zaman yorsa da hikayenin geneli güzeldi. Zaten kötü olsa bırakırdım yarıda. Trace'i duyduğumda okuyanlardan daha çok sahne beklemiştim. Çok iyi bir karakter yazmış yazar, biraz daha fazla yer verebilirdi. Daha çok ailesi ile olan durumlara yoğunlaşmış. Tek eksisi fazla uzatmış dediğim gibi, okurken ona göre ayarlamak lazım. Benim gibi etrafınızda çok merak ettiğiniz kitaplar varken aklınız kayıp durur sonra :D
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Sherryl Woods / Aşka Şans Ver

Aşka şans Ver kah kıkır kıkır gülerek kah hüzünlenerek kimi zamanda ailevi ilişkilerimi sorgulayarak okundu bitti.
Hem sıcacık ailevi bir kitaptı hem de kocaman bir aşkın hikayesiydi.

Abby'nin geçmişte yaşadığı bir ilişkinin üzerinden yıllar geçsede,o zaman da başka biri ile yeni bir hayat kurmuş olsada... Bitmeyen, bitmiyor. Sadece unutuluyor. O geçmiş duyguları hatırlayıp hatırlamamak Abby'e kalmıştı. Tabi Trace'de hatırlaması için az uğraşmadı. Biryandan da kardeşi
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Jenn O'Brien
I have had these three books by the same author sitting on my shelf forever. As part of my resolution, I am slowly chipping away at my To Be Read pile. Now I know why these books have been sitting there for so long. These are terrible. The characters are shallow, yet you feel like you are wading through muck to get through these things.
Lauren
I don't expect a lot from romances & I can be kind of picky, but the characters were SO one-dimensional! Jess's ADD was not a quirk, but a real problem. How could she get mad that people expected her to screw up, when she CONSTANTLY DID screw up.

5 siblings, huh? There just might be sequels.....
Glenda Ricord
Jan 17, 2010 Glenda Ricord rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes romances and small town characters
This book was not a mystery but more of a romance. I enjoyed it. I will read the other books in the series because I got to know the characters/family in this first one and have become interested enough to know what happens next. I didn't give it an A because it was very predictable and followed the plot of other romances that I've read.

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It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories
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Booklover
An absoulutely wonderful heart warming read,loved each character

absolutely adored Trace Riley one of the best heroes and on my "favourite heroes list",such a good son a terrific brother and excellent business man,the way he makes way and fights for his sister Laila to achieve her dream job to be at bank(the Riley's are sexist to the core both hubby n wife,their thoughts is Man brings money-woman cook food and look at house)

Abby is such a optimistic and wonderful head strong character,she is a wo
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Hanife
Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.


Açıkçası kitap benim beğeneceğim tarzda değil. İki vermemin nedeni ise DEHB - Dikkat Eksikliği ve Hiperaktivite Bozukluğu - hastalığıma tekrar önem vermemi sağlaması. Bu açıdan bana yarar sağladığından ikiyi borç bildim. :) Kitap ilk aşıkları konu alıyor. Zamanında ellerindekinin kıymetini bilmeyip yıllar sonra birbirlerini bulduğunda bırakmayan bir çiftimiz var. Herşeyi tetikleyen olay ise Abby'nin annesinin o 17 yaşındayken evi terk etmesi.
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HÜLYA
Aşka Şans Ver- Sherryl Woods


Doğruyu söylemek gerekirse bu kitap hakkında pek de ümidim yoktu..O sıkıcı aile ilişkilerini işleyen bir roman zannetmiştim..Vee kitaba da öyle başladım..Ama 20-30 sayfa okuduktan sonra görüşüm tamamen değişti..
Goodreads sitesinde de 5/3,95 puanı Aşka Şans Ver 9 kitaplık bir serinin ilk kitabı...
Serilerin ilk kitaplarında genellikle karakterlerini tanımamız bakımından yazarlar daha detaylı yazarlar..Hikayenin kurgusunu okumak daha bir dikkat gerektirir..Bu hikayede
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Duygu Pınar
Çok beğendim ya . İyi ki kördüğümden önce okumuşum. Çok güzel bir aileyi anlatıyor. Bağların eskiyip solduğu bir aile O'Brien , herkes ayrı yerlerde ve aile evleri Chesapeake onları tekrar bir araya getirecektir . Evin babasının eşiyle ayrıldıktan sonra 5 kardeşin aile içi ilişkileri , hayatlarını , aşklarını bir film gibi izleyeceğimiz bir kitap Aşka Şans Ver .
Abby en büyükleri olarak kardeşlerine annesini babasıyla ayrılmasından sonra da annelik yapmak zorunda kalmış , tüm sorumlulukları üst
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Darcy
I really liked the setting of this book, loved the explanation that the author had at the beginning, why she wrote such a crazy family. But I got tired of all the family dysfunction, it was always something and not contained to just one person. Jess drove mu nuts, she acted like a petulant child and what made it even worse was she realized this. Abby sort of drove me nuts too, she kept trying to be the perfect woman, still living up to her place in the family when her mother left. I loved Gran, ...more
Kat
Oh my god, I hated this book. The characters were so unrealistic I wanted to cry. The way they jumped from emotion to emotion was just ridiculous. I highly doubt that someone would go from raging mad (view spoiler) to calm in about 2 minutes (view spoiler) ...more
Marleen
I enjoy alternating genres, from crime to fiction, to police procedurals, to romances, to historical reads. It enhances the pleasure of reading. Light romances are certainly part of my choices. The last Sherryl Woods I’ve read was quite a while ago I must admit, I either must’ve forgotten how I feel about her books or I have to conclude that my taste in light romance writers has rather drastically evolved, because I couldn’t enjoy this book. Don’t get me wrong, it was sweet, but also very generi ...more
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
Officially lost me when Abby admitted that she had subscribed to the Jenny McCarthy rule of vaccinations; "- at the time the thinking was that the MMR vaccine might overwhelm an immature immune system, and there was even a theory it caused autism. I didn't want to take the risk."

*headdesk*



Jess was mopey and whiny and Abby was just annoying me before the whole vaccination thing (pet peeve of mine). The constant POV switches were also very grating.

Trace seemed like the only one who wasn't a jerk.
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Jodi
When Abby returns to Chesapeake Bay to help her youngest sister save her Inn, she didn't realize it would be a life changing event. It starts with the bank. The only way the bank won't foreclose on the Inn is if Abby takes over the financials. Who's doing the ordering? Her old flame, Trace Riley. Though Abby married and divorced someone else, she never stopped loving Trace. Since he never stopped loving her, it's good timing. While I liked all the characters, I found the details wanting. Since I ...more
Sharon
Abby O' Brien Winters is a divorcee who travels to Chesapeake Bay in order to help her sister, Jess remodel and open an inn, just down the road from the O'Brien family home. Ex-boyfirend, Trace, uses Jess's money trouble to prolong Abby's visit. In the meantime, Abby struggles with her ex and with Jess. Trace and Abby rekindle their relationship. A feel good plot, athough it does resort to some contrived circumstances to keep the story moving. It seemed a little bland, not really holding my int ...more
Robin
This is the first book I've read by Sherryl Woods, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I felt like the characters were pretty well-rounded and relatable. The father Mick reminded me a bit of my mother in the way he buried himself in work to stay away from home. The character Jess with her ADD reminded me so much of myself. A lot of what she went through in the book is what I go through daily. Some readers are saying she was a whiny screw up, and maybe she was, but she came by it honestly and ...more
Tiffany
I enjoyed meeting the characters in Chesapeake Shores. I know that Jessie has ADD and that as a characteristic I don't find annoying but I found Jessie annoying. Maybe she will grow on me. I loved the grandma one of my favorite characters in the story. The main relationship that was established/reestablished seemed like it was a little too easy or something. I was entertained while reading but didn't really enjoy.
Jodie
I didn't realise this book was part of a series when I picked it up. If I had I probably would not have chosen it.

It is typical romance fare. Very Danielle Steel-ish. What I really liked about this book was the setting. But apart from that the characters are flat and the plot predictable. Sickly sentimental. There will be no more Chesapeake Shores for me.
Lauren Monroe
I truly enjoyed this book -- The Inn at Eagle Point -- the first book I read by Sherryl Woods. I liked Abby the character as a single mom of cute twin girls and later confounded by her disorganized sister and her long-lost love Trace Riley.

Woods wrote Abby's character well with typical first-born traits and yet conveyed such a warm family empathy. I liked that the divorced parents began to broach years of cutoff, and came to celebrate the Inn now run by Abby's sister Jess.

Abby/Trace love story h
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Connie
This is #1 in A chesapeake Shore Novel.

I loved this book about Abby Winters and her sister Jess. Even though some of the things in the book was predictable, I found it to be a delightful read. The twins added a bit of character to the book as well as all the different family members.

This book is more about family and the things you do for each other because of circumstances. There is definitely a little romance in the book, but only a part of the entire book. I like when you can tell a story a
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Kshydog
As the 1st book in the series there were a lot of characters introduced. Easy predictable formulaic series type. Abby and Trace were almost too predictable for their love story. I did like how Abby realized her ex husband was such a controlling person degrading her at every chance. Loved the personality of the grandma and her humorous way of getting her point across. Jess was over the top with her ADD issues but it added suspense to how she was going to get the inn ready on time. Their parents b ...more
Suzanne Barrett
Seventeen-year-old Abby O’Brien was the sibling who was there for her sister Jess after their mother left the family. For nearly fifteen years, she, along with their grandmother, filled in for her absent mother and nearly absent father. Now Jess needs help and Abby once again comes running, but what is she running back to?

Abigail O’Brien works on Wall Street and she’s successful–and divorced. She shares custody of her twin daughters with ex-husband Wes. When Jess calls, Abby hesitates. Business
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Martha Treder
This is the first book in the Chesapeake Shores series. This series revolves around the O'Brien family. The first book introduces us to the family through the life of their first born, Abby O'Brien Winters. Abby comes back to Chesapeake Shores to help her younger sister, Jess who has gotten in over her head renovating the old inn at Eagle Point. Chesapeake Shores is a town in Maryland built by the family patriarch, Mick O'Brien. Abby has made a name for herself in the financial world of Wall Str ...more
KarenF
I liked this one way more than I thought I would. I saw a lot of comparison to Carr's Virgin River books and since that book hurt my soul I was worried. But it turned out OK. For me, these characters were way more likable and relatable. Abby was very much eldest, trying to mother everyone after their parents split and constantly acting as peacemaker. Trace was also a likeable character as he ties to escape his father's expectations and pursue a career and the woman that he loves.

While their rom
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