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Willow Brook Road

(Chesapeake Shores #13)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,560 ratings  ·  190 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with the story of a beloved member of the O'Brien family as she claims the life she's always dreamed of...

Spirited, spontaneous Carrie Winters has grown up under the watchful eyes of not only her grandfather Mick O'Brien, but the entire town of Chesapeake Shores.

Now that she's home from Europe, a glamor
Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Mira
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Judy Collins
Sherryl Woods returns with her charming Chesapeake Shores #13 series, and the famous O’Brien family, with another heartwarming story of the strong bonds of family, and a budding romance in the picturesque Chesapeake Bay with WILLOW BROOK ROAD —and of course, always nice catching up with familiar characters from previous books.

Mick O’Brien, architect designed the adorable cottage with porch and rockers facing Willow Brook for a perfect Chesapeake Shores’ vacation getaway, or starter home for a
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the 13th book in the series and the cast of characters is quite large. Reading some of the previous stories would help keep everyone straight. As always, Sherryl Woods writes a wonderful romance with several lines in the background, keeping characters from previous books updated and adding to the current story. Carrie and Sam take front row in this book as he moves to town with his nephew and she decides to stay in Chesapeake Shores and open a much needed daycare center. An enjoyable rea ...more
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Willow Brook Road by Sherryl Woods is a wonderful addition to the heartwarming Chesapeake Shores series. In this latest offering featuring the meddlesome but loving O'Brien family, Carrie Winters discovers her niche in life after her returning to her beloved hometown. She also unexpectedly finds love despite her first tempestuous encounters with newcomer Sam Winslow.

Carrie is feeling the pressure from her well-intentioned but interfering grandpa Mick to figure out what she is going to do now she
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two-haiku review:

She quit job, dumped boss
He's suddenly nephew's dad
Will they fall in love?

Romance, so of course!
She starts business of her dreams
Nice add to series
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a good series and I always enjoy visiting with the O'Brien family.
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this latest addition to the Chesapeake Shores series, as one of the two little girls from the very first book has grown up and finds her own true love. Carrie grew up in Chesapeake Shores, but moved away in search of her own place in the world. After finding out that her boss and the man she thought she loved wasn't what she thought, she has come back home. She's been wallowing in her unhappiness a little bit, filling her time by taking care of the various children in the family. She has ...more
So right from the start you know how this one is going to end up, yet that didn't matter. I loved how all of the O'Brien's stuck their noses in, they did it with the best intensions. It was fun to see Sam's reaction to the clan, how they welcomed him and Bobby and how he got talked to from a few of the men.

I felt for Carrie, she seemed at lost ends, that Luke's suggestion seemed perfect for her. As soon as I heard it I wanted Carrie to explore things, so when she made that first impulsive step
Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it
As much as I love the characters in this series when I was reading this book I just felt there was just too many to keep up with at times. One thing I adored was a meddling family but only with them helping find their true love and not with business.

I loved Sam and how his character was written. I mean a life long bachelor is now taking care of his 6 year old nephew was sweet but I liked the "how" in how he did it when he wasn't so sure of things.

Carrie was interesting but at times I felt she
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Bah. The book had its moments. I'm a sucker for single dad stories but the story was too fast paced. The endless character introductions made it hard for me to connect with anyone. I felt like I needed a flow chart to keep every character in mind. You get very little character growth although you do witness some with Sam. Not sure I interested in reading the rest of the series..
Robin Harrison
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have read all the books in this series, but I found this one predictable and shallow. The meddling family is tiresome and it's hard to relate to a "trust fund" heroine as she tries to find herself.
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
I just really, really enjoy this series!
My review for Willow Brook Road by Sheryyl Woods will be linked back here in the near future. Stay tuned!
Linda Smatzny
This is the story of Carrie Winters and Sam Winslow in Chesapeake Shores. Carrie has returned from Europe and is having a problem moving ahead in her professional or personal life. Sam has just moved to town to work for the local newspaper. He has also just received custody of his nephew,Bobby, after the death of his sister and her husband. The book was a quick easy read.
Amanda R
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love coming back to stories that I've been reading for a while. To towns that make you wish they were real and families you want as your own.

Carrie is home in Chesapeake Shores with her tail between her legs. The man she worked for; and loved; didn't love her back and she was tired of his crap. She quit and moved home. Now she's drifting and O'Briens don't DRIFT! Her grandfather Mick is ready to push her to find out what her life's work is supposed to be. She's just not ready to decide, so she
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sherryl Woods has made another amazing romance book that it will have the reader hook from page one. She has deliver a loving feel that it makes the read so much good! There will be some emotional feeling throughout the book that it will show all of the character true feelings.

Willow Brook Road starts off in a bump road for Carrie and Sam that it takes some time for them to build something together. Carrie is well known in the town that its makes her suffocate that she moved away while she was
Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)
I'll began by expressing how much I have admired Woods as an author throughout the years as her stories are always enriched in happiness, in love and of course within the bonds of friendships. Yet, I feel like I am ready for some new material or at least a new series beyond the shores of Chesapeake.

As a reader who has enjoyed most of what this series has offered I was disappointed by this story. I felt like Carrie as the lead character did not fit when comparing her to fellow heroines of the pas
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sherryl-woods
I have never been disappointed with any book by Sherryl Woods that I have read and this one is no different. So make sure you are comfortable when you start this book as you won't get up until you have read the last word.

In Willow Brook Road we are taken back to the town that Mick O'Brien has built, Chesapeake Shores. It is here that Carrie Winters, Mick's granddaughter, returns after a disappointing relationship came to an end. Carrie was in France and working in fashion design and in love or s
Lynn Brooks
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Always a pleasure to read a novel by Sherryl Woods! The way she interweaves a huge family and makes them all a part of the book is magical and makes you wish YOU were one of the O'Brien's living in Chesapeake Shores. :)

Carrie Winters has been back in Chesapeake Shores among her extended family for 6 months. She's basically licking her wounds after a breakup with her former boss, fashion icon Marc Reynolds. At a loss of what to do with her life, she is feeling pressure to make a decision just as
 Gigi Ann
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
My Thoughts....

This is the 13th book in this Chesapeake Shore series. I have read 4 or 5 books in the series, but lost interest after a while. Well a few weeks ago, I received this book along with another book, as a part of a free gift for me. I love free gifts especially if they are books.

It was not difficult to follow the story line even if I missed a lot of the other books in the series. The writing is basicly the same. The O'Brien family is still growing, and just as annoying as in all the
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is book 13 in the Chesapeake Shores series and once again we travel to the town where it seems as if everyone is an O'Brien or related to the family. Mick O'Brien's dream is to have all of his children and grandchildren happily married and he is not above doing some sneaky things behind the scenes to make sure that they end up with the person he approves of. Carrie is the final holdout in the family - she has returned to Chesapeake Shores from Europe after a failed love affair and doesn't e ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So nice to be back in Chesapeake Shores with lots of O'Briens and extended family around. Mick and Nell were in their element throughout. This time it's Sam and Carrie's story but lots of subplots going on. Heart-wrenching the misfortune befalling Mack and Susie but she was a first class witch as a result!
Lots of family, love, businesses, interactions and the feel of real life. Several happily ever afters which just made me smile. Wouldn't mind being a part of the O'Brien clan or living in Chesa
Aug 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Goodness, the O'Brien's are a meddling family. This is number 13 in the series and the family is growing by leaps and bounds. One thing they do have is an unfailing love for each other. Always there when needed and when not needed. A not to be missed read by Sherryl Woods.
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-away, read2016
I liked the main characters but am not a big fan of books where kids play a significant role in the romance plot. The setting, family and overall feel of the book were good, but the story just wasn't for me.
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Always love another little visit with the O'Brien family in Chesapeake Shores! Another fine installment in this continuing series. Quick, enjoyable read.
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
A nice romance. Good beach read.
Kim Smiley
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story. And because I read the last book before this one, it was like the end of the series for me. The funny thing is, the way the book ended, it seemed like the author intended it to be the last one. I guess with so many installments in the series, there's always a want to write "just one more story." And I'm all for it, I'd love another book in this series.

In any event, this one is mostly about Abby's other twin daughter, Carrie. She had a crazy life working for a major designer w
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 13, adoption
This was just what I needed, a light read with characters who are family, and everyone lives happily ever after.

Carrie Winters, Mick and Megan O’Brien’s granddaughter, at loose ends in Chesapeake Shores after a disastrous love affair with her European fashion designer boss, has bought a house, and discussing her future with cousin Luke, rails at a man who has left a sleeping child in the car while ordering take out dinners from Luke’s pub. With all the children of the extended families running
Paula Ratcliffe
In this book we follow Carrie as she comes home to Chesapeake Shores to figure out what to do now that she has given up the fashion life. Unsure of where to go she flutters from thing to thing her grandfather Mick drags her too. While visiting the local Irish Pub she has an encounter with Sam Winslow who has recently inherited his nephew after his sister and her husband died.

As the two go through various stages of their relationship between Sam trying not to depend on people to help with his ne
Vinita P Hayes
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st Christian book that I found totally mesmerizing. It was a second chance story that gripped your heart, mind n soul as it also provoked fear, anger, tears n a smile....make that lots of smiles. Here is a prime example of small town living where everybody knows ur business n there is no way u can keep anything a secret. It is essentially more difficult if most of the denizens r ur family. Throw in a meddling patriarch who is constantly trying to give u advice whether u want it or n ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This is the 13th book in the Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods. It features Carrie Winters who was first introduced as a small child in the first book. She returns home after her disillusioned career and romance with her boss. Carrie realizes she has missed her home and wants to remain, but searching for a solution to a career has been hard to solve. She spends much of her time watching the small children in her family. Her cousin Luke suggests she start a day care which is an idea she f ...more
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