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A Chesapeake Shores Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #4)

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After years apart, Mick and Megan O'Brien are finally ready to make it official…again. Most of their grown children couldn't be happier about their rekindled love and impending marriage this holiday season. Only Connor is a holdout. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother's abandonment of their family, Connor's not about to give his blessing t ...more
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Mira
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Ronda  Tutt
Dec 17, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Net Galley

Enjoyable Read!

This book was filled with family drama where there was never a dull moment. Megan, a mother of five, up and left her husband and children so she could find herself, feel needed, and be independent years ago but she never stopped loving her now ex-husband or her children and has always kept in touch and tabs on them. Now years have passed and her children are grown and her chance to reconcile with her ex-husband and remarry him has come along but Megan wants everything to
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: A Chesapeake Shores Novel

Reading Log Day 1

I started this last night and love the characters. Megan has finally said yes to remarriage with Mick which was fun reading. The family dinner definitely puts a damper on the celebration and Mick's further mistakes puts the wedding itself in jeopardy. I feel for Megan. As a mother I know that the whole situation has to be tearing her up and she doesn't even know the details of Mick's "helpful" attempt to make things perfect for her. I can tel
Jul 30, 2016 Dee rated it really liked it
Two-haiku review:

They've been divorced years
Grown son angry cuz mom left
Can he forgive her?

Very very sweet
Stubbornness family trait
True love overcomes
Dec 01, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying this series. I like that the reconciliations seem real and not overly idealistic. The family feels real.
Andrea Rivera
Feb 19, 2012 Andrea Rivera rated it it was ok
The squabbling and the pushing and the wishy-washy-ness of Megan was very irritating. Could not wait to finish just to end the frustration. Her others in the series were much better and heartfelt than this one.
Rita Nye
Feb 22, 2017 Rita Nye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Chances

We may have missteps in our life but we also have a chance to correct it and forge a new path forward with the one that we love; the one we never stopped loving.
Jul 15, 2012 Eileen rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, just like the authors.I love the way this author writes. Plan on reading
more of her books.
Dec 04, 2016 Eva rated it it was amazing
Sherryl Woods has created a community I would love to live in with her Chesapeake Shores series. Mick and Megan are the stars of this novel as they work to put their differences and divorce behind them and renew their love and their marriage. The problem is that adult son, Connor, is not on board with their remarriage. But, on Thanksgiving at the O'Brien home things are about to become a whole lot more interesting as a woman none of the family has ever met before arrives with a baby in her arms ...more
Sharon Stauffer
Jan 27, 2017 Sharon Stauffer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas at Chesapeake Shores

I'm hooked. I will. Be. Reading all of this series of novels. Can't recommend them any more . Great entertaining reading
Feb 11, 2017 Christen rated it really liked it
Easy and fun read. Love this series!
Mar 20, 2015 Ellen added it
Shelves: fiction, romance
I recognize that this is not my genre so am jaded a tad my reaction to this book.
I also recognize that at this point there is no need to write a quick recap of what the story is about (book came out in 2010).
Therefore, a few comments:
First off, the text was proof-read! a pleasant change. Too many books out there come to me and are clearly not proof-read thoroughly and some are from large reputable houses who should know better.
So, no glaring punctuation or misspellings to be found. I read the ha
Kelly Moran
Sep 30, 2010 Kelly Moran rated it liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
A graduate of Ohio State University School of Journalism, NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Sherryl Woods spent more than ten years as a journalist, most of them as a television critic for newspapers in Ohio and Florida. For several years she also coordinated a motivational program at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Sherryl Woods grew up in Virginia, and over the years she has lived in Ohio and Florida, as well as California. Currently she divides her time ...more
Nov 22, 2010 Tiffany rated it liked it
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Mick and Megan O’Brien continue their saga in the heartwarming story “A Chesapeake Shores Christmas”. After spending years apart Mick and Megan are finally ready to give their marriage a second chance. Their plans to make if official again are well accepted by most of their children. Only Connor, hurt deeply by his parents divorce and mothers “abandonment” as he views it, refuses to give his blessing for the reunion. Unwilling to hurt any of he
Sep 17, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 for the book ... should be good!

his book was filled with family drama where there was never a dull moment. Megan, a mother of five, up and left her husband and children so she could find herself, feel needed, and be independent years ago but she never stopped loving her now ex-husband or her childr
Nov 08, 2010 Drebbles added it
Shelves: 2010
Mick and Megan O'Brien are divorced but never really stopped loving each other and are ready to marry again, aiming for A New Year's Eve wedding. Both Mick and Megan are determined not to make the same mistakes they made while married even if it is a bit of a struggle. They have another big obstacle to overcome - while most of their grown children accept their plans to remarry their son Connor doesn't and his behavior is threatening the upcoming nuptials. What nobody realizes is that Connor hims ...more
Nov 26, 2010 Leigh rated it it was ok
Mick and Megan O'Brien divorced years ago, not because they weren't in love, but because they had lost the ability to communication and listen. Now years later with their children grown, they are ready to try again. Mick is hoping for a New Year's Eve Wedding, but Megan keeps thinking of reasons why they should wait.

I didn't find Mick all that appealing. Maybe it is because I hate for someone to get in my business, or try to run my life and he just couldn't seem to help himself. He kept saying
Loved this one also,finally we see the decisions and the impact of the divorce on Connor,he was hurt the most and his beliefs and his decision of becoming divorce lawyer it all was influenced by actions of Mick-Megan.both realise it and regret it but now they have to move ahead nad fix things for Connor-Heather and their son Mick

Mick was shown so desperate in this book,he seemed to lose his patience and now he just can't wait another day and live without Megan he wants her as his wife and wants
Jan 30, 2011 Jodie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, net-galley
Megan left her husband of 20 years and five children to become more independent in New York. Now years later, realizing she made a mistake, she returns to Chesapeake Shores to remarry her ex-husband, the man she has always loved. However, she won't remarry him until all her children accept the marriage. With her youngest son, Connor, being as hard-headed as his dad, it doesn't look like Megan and Mick will have their dream New Year's Eve wedding. Out of nowhere, something from Connor's life come ...more
Dec 23, 2014 Dagwood rated it did not like it
I read (listened to) the first Sherryl Woods book in this series, The Inn at Eagle Point, because it was set on the Chesapeake Bay. You can see my review of it here on Goodreads. I stopped reading her books after that one, but I had this one already downloaded and figured I would like to read (listen to) a book related to Christmas in the weeks preceding the holiday. To my repeated disappointment, this book had as much to do with Christmas as Santa Claus has to do with Easter.

This book is nothin
Dec 09, 2011 Alleluialu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
This was the first book I read in the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge this year. It is one of the continuing stories of the O'Brien family who built and live in a town called Chesapeake Shores. Megan married Mick O'Brien, the builder of the town, but left him when their 5 children were young because she thought he loved his work more than his family. She made a place for her children to be with her in New York, but their father convinced them to stay with him. After many years, Megan and Mick ...more
Dec 17, 2016 Becky rated it it was ok
I was looking for a light fluff Christmas read. Had not read this author before, but there were lots at the library so I thought I would give it a try, and go on with the series if I liked it. UH! Right away I felt like this book was so preachy. The characters were portraying themselves as a stubborn family, who of course loves each other, but I just felt like they were all telling each other how they should feel and why. One would express anger, and another would say "give them a chance, you sh ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Nov 27, 2011 Char (1RadReader59) rated it it was amazing
To me this is a book of a mothers love for her son as well as her love for her family and her soon again husband to be. Megan knows she has to mend fences when it comes to her family and getting them back after her long absents after her split with their father years ago. But their father and her have worked out their differences and all but one of her children have given their blessing. Although Mick wants to move up the wedding she can't not until she can mend the fence between her and her son ...more
Oct 21, 2010 Tonya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-reads
This newest book by Sherryl Woods is like coming home for Christmas! I love Chesapeake Shores and this little book wet my appetite wanting me more! Can't wait for April of 2011. But back to the book. Mick and Meg, they have come together and realize they still love each other. Mick is overbearing and Meg wants her independence. Can they get it together, because Mick has already planned a New Year's Eve wedding! All the kids seem on board, but Connor is downright protesting this union. So when Mi ...more
Marcia  Haskell
Dec 09, 2010 Marcia Haskell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: want-to-keep, romance
After years apart, Mick and Megan O'Brien are finally ready to make it official…again. Most of their grown children couldn't be happier about their rekindled love and impending marriage this holiday season. Only Connor is a holdout. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother's abandonment of their family, Connor's not about to give his blessing to this reunion romance.

The last thing Megan wants to do is hurt her family again. After all, is she really sure she and Mick
Dec 06, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
After years apart Mick and Megan O'Brien have reconciled and are planning to remarry. Most of their children have accepted this and are happy for the re-marriage. Except for Connor, a now prestigious divorce attorney who has never forgiven his mother for leaving his father and her children when she just walked away years ago. Megan does not want to hurt her family anymore than they already have been and won't go through with the marriage until she gets ALL of their blessings. Santa also drops of ...more
Dec 02, 2010 Leaffrog03 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book as part of the First Reads program. It was delivered at just the right time because I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out and was wanting something good to read. Chesapeake Shores Christmas continues the series about the O'Brien family, but this time it specifically focuses on the parents Megan and Mick. Megan and Mick had let their stubborness and pride cause their marriage to fall apart. They have been working on their relationship and realize that they both still love each oth ...more
Lauren Monroe
May 13, 2014 Lauren Monroe rated it did not like it
After reading the love story of their daughter Abby and Trace, filled with a good amount of steam and some sizzle, I really looked forward to the rekindling of Megan and Mick's story. They had divorced amid cutoff, hurt feelings and unresolved issues. Having come together around their children, they became civil and it seemed there was a spark.

As they set out to remarry, however, the story Woods told had too much to do with the son Connor's not giving his blessing. I felt he should have been the
Sep 23, 2010 Jodi rated it it was ok
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Nov 05, 2013 Loraine rated it really liked it
Summary: After years apart Mick and Megan O'Brien are ready to make it official - again. But Megan's hurts from before have to be resolved. She has to know that Mick has really changed. She also has to believe that all 5 children she left with Mick are accepting of their re-marriage. She has to be able to start a new art gallery in Chesapeake Shores. Megan has to decide if these are all excuses or is she really ready to become Mick's wife again.

I really like each of the individual characters in
Nov 14, 2010 Mythili rated it it was ok
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas is hands down the cheesiest book I've had to review in a long time -- I volunteered to take it off my editor's hands in exchange for a few other, more interesting titles, explaining that as a Chesapeake Bay-area native myself, I probably had some obligation to New York Times bestseller Sherryl Woods and her readership.

This book is the 4th in Woods' Chesapeake Shores series, and it tells the story of divorcee Megan O'Brien's reunion with her husband Mick. Megan and
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Madison Mega-Mara...: A Chesapeake Shores Christmas 1 3 Dec 26, 2012 05:48PM  
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  • Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #14)
  • That Holiday Feeling (Virgin River, #7.5; Those Manning Men, #5)
  • Lover's Leap (Eternity Springs, #4)
  • The First Love Cookie Club (Twilight, Texas, #3)
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Take Me Home for Christmas (Whiskey Creek, #5)
  • One Summer (Shelter Bay, #2)
  • Holiday in Stone Creek: A Stone Creek Christmas / At Home in Stone Creek (Stone Creek, #4 & 6)
  • Holly Lane (Destiny, #4)
  • Home in Time for Christmas
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)
  • Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores, #2)
  • Harbor Lights (Chesapeake Shores, #3)
  • 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)
  • The Christmas Bouquet (Chesapeake Shores, #11)

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