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Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  3,273 ratings  ·  153 reviews
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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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Mira (first published January 1st 2009)
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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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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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Tonya
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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Anlatım: Bu konuda bir sıkıntı yaşadım maalesef. Konusunu okuyunca çok cezp etmişti ama ilk kitapta hissettiğim durum burada fazlasıyla vardı. Kitabı gereğinden uzun buldum. İlk kitapta da aynı durum vardı ama en azından ikizler, ailesi falan derken bir yerde kendini kurtarabiliyordu. Amma bu kitapta o kadar çok malzeme varken dönüp dönüp aynı şeyleri yazmış.
İkinci kitabın avantajı aile üyelerinin katılımının daha fazla olmasıydı. Yine de şaşırtıcı bir biçimde bir kıs
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Phyllis
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
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
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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Linda
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
Jesi
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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Kathy
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!
Ursula
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.
Linda
Sherryl Woods has such a way with the stories that she tells. This is the second book in the Chesapeake Shores series and it was just as wonderful as the first. Sometimes you don't know what you have until you have lost it. Bree O'Brien and Jake Collins had been in love since Junior High but their story ended when Bree wanted to try her hand at writing a play so she went to Chicago to try her luck. Jake thought he would never forgive her for leaving him but when she returned to find herself agai ...more
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Yazarın okuduğum ilk kitabı ama ülkemizde yayınlanan ikinci kitabı. Okuyucuların yazarın ilk kitabı "Aşka Şans Ver" için oldukça iyi yorumlar okuduktan sonra yazarı merak etmiştim ve şimdi bu kitabı okuyunca neden bu kadar sevildiğini anladım :) Detaylara daha sonra değineceğim :)

Öncelikle yazarın dilini sevdiğimi söylemek istiyorum. Akıcı, sade ve insanı içine çeken duyguları hissettiren ve gerçeklik hissi tattıran bir dili var. Özellikle bütün karakterle
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Connie N.
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
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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Bungluna
Now I remember why I stopped reading this author. Bree needs to be shaken, Jake needs a lobotomy to get her out of his mind, and everybody else needs to stop meddling. The subplot of the parents who behaved like asses but really should be forgiven because they're soo sorry was equally annoying. But what finally pushed me was the evil military sister-in-law who actually wanted to go back on a tour of duty and was dragging their precious military baby to such a horrible dangerous place! Really?!
Sherrie
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
Jodi
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Ms. Okes
The second in a series about several branches and generations in one family, I like seeing continuity of characters develop over time instead of falling in love, getting married, and having children all within one book. One of the characteristics I like best about this author is that events take place over the course of months instead of weeks. They seem more realistic than many romances. There are still trite concepts - every member of this huge family seems doomed to relationships that fall ap ...more
Lara
Found this book in our building's laundry room, where there is a book exchange. I'm glad I did because I do love a good light read on occasion, and this one manages to avoid most of the tropes that so annoys me in other chick lit books. I will definitely check out the rest of the Chesapeake Shores books, as well as Woods' other novels. definitely a fun read.
Leya
I'm seeing a theme with the books of the Chesapeake Shores series: the heroines left their lovers/significant other to follow their career/dreams in big cities. Years after they return and fall back in love with said lovers. Okay, I was little turned off when I first read the blurb, but I didn't let that stop me from reading Flowers On Main.

I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would have been too similar to the first book, but it was different and very much Bree and Jake's story. Jake and Br
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Susan
I really enjoy Debbie Macomber's series and this series is called Chesapeake Shores, which is a coastal town near Baltimore, MD. This is the third or fourth novel in the series I have read. You will get attached to these characters because they experience all the real down-to-earth issues families encounter in life.
Debbie
Sherryl Woods knows how to write a story about a family and a town. I fell in love with the characters, and couldn't wait to see how their lives evolved in the book. Sherryl Woods does a fantastic job at developing great characters, and allows the reader to feel their emotions. I cannot wait to read the 3rd book in the Chesapeak Series! The only negative about the book, is it doesn't really go to deep into the emotions of the 2 main characters and how they really dealt with their pain, I kinda f ...more
Kasey
It was nice to finally meet Bree. While this is a romance and focuses mostly on Bree and Jake with their past relationship and the current attempt to come to terms with it and their future. This story tends to be more about the whole of the O'Brien family. There is always lots going on while this family learns to forgive and move on from the past as a family and as individuals. I love that Woods has made all of the characters in this book very real. There isn't one that appears perfect. Every de ...more
D Nichols
I wasn't sure when I started this if it would be as good as I expected. Turned out to be a lovely love story. Both main characters have problems to resolve before they can be together. Lots of family on both sides to provide advice and complications.
Jessy
I enjoyed the first book waaayyy more than this one. I completely took Jake's side in all this nonsense from their past. I understood his pain and why he couldn't let his defenses down. Bree reminds me of myself...how shy she is and likes to read and stand on the outside looking in.

Second, I did not like Jake's sister Connie. AT ALL. To me she acted way too young for a mother of a seventeen year old. I didn't like how she treated Jake and Bree's relationship. I don't like meddlers. Maybe its be
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Brittany
A great second book in the series. The only issue I had with this story was the out of nowhere comments about Megan's innocent interactions with a stranger right before she left Mick. This wasn't commented at all in the first book and I would of imagined Jess would of used that against her mom. I felt like it was an after thought from the first book and in truth it wasn't even necessary. But that was a side story in the book so it wasn't too irritating. Jake and Bree's story is realistic and emo ...more
Patty
I read this on the first day we were without power when Hurricane Irene came. I thought a nice, easy romance would get me through the power outage. Well, Ms Woods got me through the first day - I had to rely on others to get me through the rest of the week.

I think there are about 8 books in the Chesapeake Shores series - this is the second I have read. Woods knows how to write a good fun predictable romance and I mean all those words as positive. When I read a romance, I want them to work out as
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With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she's lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.

"The friends are the only things I've brought with me through the years that really matter," she says. "I could probably live without one more chintz teacup, another tin-litho sa
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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
  • A Seaside Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #10)
  • The Christmas Bouquet (Chesapeake Shores, #11)
The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, #1) Stealing Home (The Sweet Magnolias #1) Harbor Lights (Chesapeake Shores, #3) Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores #7) Moonlight Cove (Chesapeake Shores, #6)

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