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The Chesapeake Bride

(Chesapeake Diaries #11)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  719 ratings  ·  99 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a new chapter in her celebrated Chesapeake Diaries series.

Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers. Newly divorced, she’s focused on building ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay for her father’s construction company. Traveling to Cannonball Island—where th
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Pocket Books
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Interesting read. Little history and old family stories.
I was a bit intimidated when I picked up this book and saw it was book 11 in a series. I thought I was going to be in trouble as far as keeping up with all of the characters. However, that could not be further from the truth. The author did a fabulous job blending in the storylines from other books seamlessly so I never felt lost or wondered what I was reading.

This book is a waking talking history book of t
Carla Johnson-Hicks
After reading "The Chesapeake Bride" I have added 10 more books to my TBR list. This is book eleven in the "Chesapeake Diaries" series, and even though it can be read as a standalone, after meeting the characters in this story, I want to read their stories. There was enough of the history of the characters in the story that you were able to get the idea of what this little island and its history means to the characters in the story.

I have never been to this area, but I definitely want to go now.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 / 5 Fangs

I was really worried going into this book since it is the 11th book in the series. I figured I would have a really hard time jumping into this world with all these already developed characters. Thankfully, the author did a great job weaving the old stories and characters into this new story. The author made it very easy to get a sense of all the characters and feel like you didn't miss a thing.

The characters in this book were all charming and lovable people. It was easy to care for
Linda Zagon
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed the charming and delightful novel, “The Chesapeake Bride” by Mariah Stewart. The genres for this novel are Romance and Women’s Fiction.

I love the way Mariah Stewart describes the charming setting and town on the Chesapeake Bay, in the Cannonball Island. The artistic feel of the houses, the restaurants, the hotel, and the stores are so appealing. Whether you are clamming, or sailing on a ship, or just relaxing and having tea w
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having read and enjoyed many of the books in this series, it is easy to see how the series is still going strong with this book, number eleven! Once again Mariah Stewart has written a great small town contemporary romance with characters that you just can't help but liking. Even though she keeps introducing new characters which will undoubtedly become future books, she still manages to keep them all connected while incorporating former couples into the newest story line. But yet manages to do so ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Mariah Stewart, but it will not be the last. Even though this is the 11th book in the series, I never felt lost, only intrigued. I will definitely add the other books to my "want to read" list. I loved the setting of the islands of the Chesapeake Bay in the early autumn, with the descriptions of the warm days and cool nights. The homes and businesses were ones I'd love to visit, from having tea with Grace at the Inn or ice cream at One or Two Scoops in St. Dennis, to vi ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE Stands on Its Own with an Interesting Accent

This is an interesting, not too steamy, romance — I would share it with my mom. The story has some interesting plot points, although they resolve in a fairly predictable manner. But what Romance doesn’t? The HEA is, after all, a requirement and for a story to resolve with an HEA the plot points will have to go a certain way.

The first predictable elements are the characters’ attitudes toward r
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't realized that this was eleventh in a series when I found it on NetGalley. I just got curious about the story after reading the blurb and requested it right away. Thankfully, each book in the series focuses on different characters so this one, like the others, can be read as a standalone.

So what can I say about The Chesapeake Bride? Well, above all else I definitely enjoyed it. The story is rich in history and has wonderful descriptions of a coastal setting that had me breathing in ever
Dawn West
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

So glad this series isn't over!

I have been a fan of Mariah Stewart for years now. Ever since my mother handed me the first of the Chesapeake Diaries series and I fell in love with St. Dennis. I thought that the tenth book of this series would be the last, so I was surprised to see number eleven was on the way. I knew I had to read it the second I got my hands on it. I definitely don't regret that decision!

Owen is a man who seeks out ad
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I do not like starting a series either in the middle or at the end of a series. I always feel like I am missing something. 9 out of 10 times, the book always references back to the earlier books in a series. I know people are asking “Why review then“. Simple. I love to read and sometimes, not always, there is a book that you can read alone from the series. The Chesapeake Bride is such a book. While it is the 11th, yes 11th!!, book in The Chesapeake Diaries series, this can be read almost as a st ...more
Ann Lorz
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I can't believe we are already up to eleven books in the Chesapeake Diaries series. I've really fallen in love with this town and the people who live there.

Since book one what really made this series was Grace. I love the diary prologues that happen at the beginning of each book by Grace. I might be wrong but I think in the earlier books she wrote more then one entry. From them you are reminded about what happened
Kristi Elizabeth
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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Predictable? Yes. Still a fabulous read? YES! This is the second Mariah Stewart book I’ve read. Both books were so good even though this is not usually a genre I read a lot of. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it wasn’t all about the romance. It was about the history of the town the main characters were living in, Chesapeake Bay, and the everyday lives of the people who lived there. Cass Logan works for her father’s dev
Another enjoyable entry in this series, set on the Eastern Shore of Virginia/Maryland.
Chris Conley
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading one of the Chesapeake stories is like catching up with old friends. Every book introduces new folks to these little communities and expands the number of new "friends" I now have in St. Dennis and Cannonball Island.
Talk Supe
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
If you're looking for your future husband, it seems like Chesapeake is the place to be.
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Oct 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
I found this book very boring and the lead female character, Cass, came off as spoiled and petulant.
I have read all of the Mariah Stewart Chesapeake books, but I think it is time to give them up.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
I love great series of books that don't stop at the traditional 3 book trilogy that most do. It's like you get so involved in these characters, the small town of St. Dennis and the many people who live, work and fall in love there, all have their own stories created in their own novels. If you have never picked up any of the now eleven novels in the series, and love romances that are built on that small town feel along a beautiful and enchanting seaside community, you will want to pick up all of ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the continuing series about the Chesapeake area, this book takes the reader to Cannonball Island, where architect Cassidy Logan is working with her father’s company on a housing development in the area where there has been no new construction in a long time. Cass is sensitive to the subtle nuances and history of the island, and wants to develop something so unique and so attuned to the island and its history that she is staying there to get a good feel for it while figuring things out. In add ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I was thrilled to get an ARC of Mariah Stewart’s newest book. The Chesapeake Bride is the first book in Ms. Stewart’s newest series The Chesapeake Diaries. As you can tell from the title, this book takes place on the Chesapeake Bay in the small town of St. Dennis and on Cannonball Island. Ms. Stewart not only captures the essence of the Chesapeake Bay, but also the history of the area.
Cassidy Logan is an architect. She may work for her father’s firm, but her designs and success are all her own
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
3.5 stars

Another sweet story from Mariah Stewart. I have really enjoyed getting to know the Cannonball Island residents in this series. I would love to buy one of Cassie’s designs and live out my days on such an island. Not only have I loved the couple who have come out of the place, I also love Ruby and the descriptions of the atmosphere.

Owen is like a teenager in the way he goes about wooing Cassidy. Not that he’s immature about it, but he plays a little game of acting like he’s not that into
Katherine Hayward Pérez
When I saw this was book 13 in the series, I thought "oh, I've missed out on a lot!" It was easy to get into, though. It was the first I had read by Mariah Stewart. As I'm not from the US, I enjoy any book that is set there. I know nothing about the Chesapeake area of Maryland, so I was happy to explore. I love stories based on islands, and although it does not start on an island, the reader is swept up in the writing and the descriptions of the surroundings. Owen Parker is a professional diver ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mariah Stewart has been a go to author for me for many years. The Chesapeake Diaries series is one that I have read and enjoyed, from the beginning. It is about an area on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay comprising of St. Dennis, Sinclair's Point and Cannonball Island. Each time a new book in the series comes out, it is like revisiting old friends and catching up with what is going on in their lives.

Cassidy Logan is in the area working as an architect for her father's company on a new de
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mariah Stewart is my favorite romance author EVER. I've read and own every book she's ever published. If her name is on it, I'm going to read it.

The was the 11th installment in her Chesapeake Diaries series. I've given every other book 5 stars except for one. That's how much I love them. (The one that didn't get 5 stars still got 4 stars) I had high expectations for this novel and while I still enjoyed it, it wasn't as good as the other books in the series.

I can't totally place my finger on it,
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
The Chesapeake Bride is a sweet, mostly clean romance. Owen has come home, finally, to Cannonball Island, for his sister's wedding and to see his elderly grandmother, Ruby. Owen has traveled the world, never settling in one place for long, but it's time for him to settle down, at least, according to Ruby, it is. He meets Cassidy (Cass) when he comes home. She's on the island for her father's company, to build eco homes that fit within the historical feel of the area. Owen is used to women fallin ...more
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Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Lovey Dovey Books

The Chesapeake Bride picks up right where Driftwood Point left readers dying for more. Alec and Lisbeth are getting married and Owen has finally come home. Only time will tell if he's ready to settle down or if he's still itching to go off on another adventure.

The Chesapeake Bride is full of the same charm and history readers have come to expect of Mariah Stewart's Chesapeake Diaries series. This particular entry comes with a passionate summer romance bet
Abigail Books Addiction
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mariah Stewart has released another fantastic book in The Chesapeake Diaries series. She released The Chesapeake Bride, which will the reader to read more about Owen falling in love than ever.
The reader has met Owen before in a previous book. But they get to know more about Owen now. He has always been traveling country to country whenever he finds a new challenge. However, things are changing for him because he is finding his life lonely and unsettling that he returns back home to find the answ
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite Contemporary Romance series. Though lighter on the steam, it is ginormous on the amount of heart poured into each story. Every time I get the chance to indulge in another installment, I am once again whisked away to the shores of Chesapeake Bay, welcomed back to a community all its own, and wrapped in the attentions and affections of those who call it home. As you read further into the series, they become like your own extended family. From the movie stars to the innke ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Chesapeake Bride is liking taking a trip to the Chesapeake Bay complete with the feeling of experiences the historical flavor of the area. Mariah Stewart has given the reader the true feel for this area of the US through the eyes of a new comer along with one returning. Architectural heritage and sunken ships add to the story interests.

But at the heart of this story is a case of opposites attracted to each other. Cassidy and Owen ha have issues to overcome in their relationship journey. She
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Mariah Stewart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of forty-one novels and three novellas and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She is a RITA finalist in romantic suspense and the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award for excellence in women's fiction, and a Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A three-time winner ...more

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Chesapeake Diaries (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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