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Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores #2)

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When her last two plays are dismal failures and her relationship with her temperamental mentor falls apart, writer Bree O'Brien abandons Chicago and the regional theater where she hoped to make a name for herself to return home. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new challenge and a new kind of fulfillment.

But not all is peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shore
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Mass Market Paperback, 383 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Mira (first published 2009)
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Phyllis
Sep 12, 2013 Phyllis rated it did not like it
Ok maybe I'm missing something here but I thought this book was predictable, poorly written and annoying. The author spent waaaaaay to much time explaining rather than letting her words tell the story. She repeated herself more times than necessary. I got the message in the first three chapters that Jake was afraid to have his heart broken all over again and I really didn't need that reminder beat into my head time and time again. To be fair, I tried to read another one of her books and this app ...more
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
3.50 Stars

Another great beach read! Bree O'Brien has returned to Chesapeake Shores for her sister's Grand Opening of The Inn at Eagle Point. But after three weeks, the quiet middle O'Brien sister has decided home is where she wants to be after disastrous reviews of her latest play performed in a Chicago Regional Theatre. She decides to open a floral shop, Flowers on Main. To her chagrin, the best nursery around is owned by Jake Collins - the man she dumped and whose heart is still broken because
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I don't usually read the second book in a series without reading the first, but such is life. I had no problem picking up on who was who and don't really know as though I missed that much to begin with. The sullen playwright who's love life is in turmoil and career in jeopardy returns home. There is the man of her dreams she left to pursue her career and another man. Will they work it out? Oh the suspense.

Long story short, he's was wronged - now he's an ass. She's still kind of bitchy. Nobody wa
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Sonia189
Feb 21, 2017 Sonia189 rated it liked it
I've had this to read for 7 years and I put if off because the first book in the series wasn't that good to me.
I liked some things about this book but the problem is that everything is debated to the point of exhaustion and although in real life is good to have people considerate about others' feelings - especially after a bad action/move - and having them try to improve or even deal with things in a realistic way, the story was a bit boring at times and the characters way too analytical to make
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Tonya
Feb 09, 2010 Tonya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-reads
Second book in the Chesapeake Shores series and another hit! How can you not love the gang, from grandma to Abby, Trace, Meggie, Jess, Bree and all the other lovable characters that make up these wonderful reads.

Bree comes back home, no one knows why she has stayed. Bree has kept to herself, and doesn't stay anything about her recent play flopping and her life with Marty the jerk on the rocks. Then she fills in because a wedding has no florist, and decides that is what she wants to do. However,
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Linda
Aug 15, 2009 Linda rated it liked it
The unrelenting romantic angst gets a bit tiresome but I was still compelled to keep reading and find out what happens. The "she loves me, she loves me not" aspect just goes on and on but not a whole lot more happens and the story gets rather weak. Nonetheless, I will read the third book in the series, too, but will take a break with a James Patterson book in the meantime. Sherryl Woods' books are reminiscent of those of Debbie Macomber but the plots are not as well thought out as Macomber's and ...more
Brooke
Sep 04, 2016 Brooke rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
This was better than the first one. I really like Bree as a character and liked how this book was centered on her. These books aren't perfect by any means, but they are a bit addicting!
Booklover
Just finished the book in night itself could'nt resist putting it down till i know what happens and how Jake-Bree resolve their issues must say though i enjoyed the read and really liked the way story went

Absolutely enjoyed the fun moments and when Kevin comes home married my god Jess is one naughty girl,liked what she had planned and Mick-Megan i m enjoying the way these 2 are talking and facing their issues and Mick has realised his part in breaking of his marriage and most faults are his and
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Jaime Atkins
Mar 23, 2010 Jaime Atkins rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
OK....First....way over half the book was spent on mistrust, regrets, anger, and hostility. I have enough of that in my own life. Jake needed to get over himself and trust Bree not to leave again. By the end of the book, I was almost ready for Bree to move on because I didn't think Jake was going to grow up.
Second....the premise of this book mirrored the first one in this series quite closely. Even the way the sex scene took place was the same (dinner at the guy's apartment leads to "dessert"
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Sandra
I started to read this book, then I realised that it just wasn't grabbing me. I found myself slowly plowing through 'The Inn at Eagle Point' and just didn't want to do the same with this book, so I gave up on it. I have way too many books waiting to be read to bother reading a book that just doesn't grab me.

I like romances, but I have recently found that I like a bit of 'meat' along with my 'dessert'. I need characters that intrigue me, a storyline that isn't just the simple boy meets girl, and
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Ursula
Feb 11, 2012 Ursula rated it it was amazing
After her last two plays receives bad reviews Bree leaves Chicago and comes home to Chesapeake Shores to start over. She opens a new flower shop and tries to make amends with the man whose heart she broke. Jake Collins doesn't know what to feel with Bree O'Brien being back home. He wants her to leave but yet he wants her to stay. I really enjoyed this book it was great read and the characters keep getting better and better.
Kathy
Jun 15, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
I really liked the second book in the "Chesapeake Shores" series. It did drive me a little nuts how Jake kept going back and fourth with his feelings...like kissing her and then running off and not talking to her. I did however like how Bree was able to put her feelings into a novel and Jake was able to read them. Sometimes it's easier to put things on paper than saying them out loud. Can't wait to read the next book!
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Review to come...
Dee
Two-haiku review:

She comes home failure
Guy she left behind hates her
Attraction still there

Very nice romance
Still enjoying family
Small-town ambiance
Carol Prichard
I enjoyed the story. It was nice to relax with a book in the evening that didn't have complicated plot lines.
Sue
Mar 06, 2017 Sue rated it really liked it
Another good lazy days, happy ending, fast paced read.
Arlene
Jan 08, 2017 Arlene rated it it was amazing
Anxious to read more.
Joy
Mar 18, 2017 Joy rated it really liked it
An easy to read romance for when you just don't want to think too much. Well written, with likeable and realistic characters.
Gail
Mar 07, 2017 Gail rated it it was amazing
I really like The Chesapeake Shores Series. This is an enjoyable easy reading 2nd book . The OBriens are a large family with plenty going on in their lives. Flowes On Main tells the story of Bree, her return home and opening afloer shop,her past in Chicago and the presnt dealing with her old lover Jake. There is also more about the parents MIke and Megan plus a quick visit from her brother Kevin on leave from the military,. I'm ready for yhe next installment
Chris
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY


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The story revolves around Bree O’Brien, a local girl who ran off after college to pursue her dreams of becoming a playwright, leaving her devoted boyfriend Jake behind. Six years later, Bree is ready to come home to Chesapeake Shores again. She was beginning to feel lost and alone in Chicago. She wasn’t
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Louise Schaefer
Oct 05, 2016 Louise Schaefer rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. Always feel good when the bad boyfriend gets his pay back!!!!!!
Cindy Grossi
Mar 06, 2017 Cindy Grossi rated it liked it
As I do when reading Nora Roberts, I get very involved with Woods' characters. But in this volume, the drama between the two main characters seemed to last eons with too much repetition of facts and emotions. Enough, already - get on with it.
Jesi
Mar 17, 2014 Jesi rated it it was ok
Flowers on Main is the second book in the Chesapeake Shores trilogy. I haven’t read the first, but the book pretty much stand on its own. I was in the mood for something insanely romantic, something that would sweep my heart off to fantasyland. While this book didn’t quite accomplish that, it wasn’t bad.

The story revolves around Bree O’Brien, a local girl who ran off after college to pursue her dreams of becoming a playwright, leaving her devoted boyfriend Jake behind. Six years later, Bree is
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Amber
Mar 02, 2017 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Chesapeake Shores books!!!
Eva
Dec 25, 2016 Eva rated it really liked it
Bree O'Brien is back in Chesapeake Shores nursing a broken heart and liking her wounds from a broken relationship and a failed career in Chicago as a playwright. Now she faces a choice -- go back to Chicago and have another go at her career or reinvent herself and stay in her hometown. With background knowledge in flower arranging, Bree chooses to settle in Chesapeake Shores and open her own flower shop, Flowers on Main. And if she is fortunate, there could even be a chance at love with a face f ...more
İnci Puyan
Apr 08, 2013 İnci Puyan rated it it was amazing
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Molly Morris
Dec 23, 2016 Molly Morris rated it did not like it
Ugh. This book was as horrid as The first Chesapeake Shores novel was delightful. Jake was a ridiculous character and the lack of passion and trust was silly. Back and forth and back. Inane dialogue and little character development. Could barely finish this one. Very disappointed.
Connie N.
Jun 12, 2013 Connie N. rated it liked it
I love this series since we keep going back to the same small shore town and interacting with the same happy and boisterous O'Brien family. And I really liked the main character of Bree, an aspiring playwright who came back to town to start a flower shop after having some difficulties in the theater. I also enjoyed sharing in the rekindling of her relationship with Jake, the man she left behind 6 years ago. What ended up frustrating and annoying me was Jake's total unwillingness to believe that ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jun 11, 2011 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it really liked it
In this second book of the series "A Chesapeake Shores Novel," the story deals with the romantic lives of Father, Mick and Mother, Megan O'Brien. Although long divorced (fifteen years) the flame still burns. We are invited along on the journey to see if they can become friends, then lovers, then wedded couple again. Will the five children, baring true scars from the divorce, be able to begin healing with acceptance?

In addition, daughter Bree has returned to find herself, after a long run (six ye
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Sherrie
Jul 27, 2011 Sherrie rated it it was amazing
I am doing the Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods as a feature here at Just Books. You can read all about it here. This is the second book in the series. The first book introduced Abby and Jess. This one gives us Bree. Plus all the other things going on in the O' Brian family. Bree has fled home to nurse her wounds from the failures in her life. Bree is a screen writer and the last play she did got really bad reviews. Bree has decided to open a flower shop and make a go at it. But there's ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Chesapeake Shores (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, #1)
  • Harbor Lights (Chesapeake Shores, #3)
  • A Chesapeake Shores Christmas (Chesapeake Shores, #4)
  • Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores, #5)
  • Moonlight Cove (Chesapeake Shores, #6)
  • Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores #7)
  • An O'Brien Family Christmas (Chesapeake Shores, #8)
  • The Summer Garden (Chesapeake Shores #9)
  • A Seaside Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #10)
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