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The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores #1)

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"New York Times"-bestselling author of the Sweet Magnolia series welcomes readers to Chesapeake Shores, a Maryland town built by the father of Abby O'Brien Winters, who returns after years away to renovate the charming Inn at Eagle Point with her younger sister. Original.

It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 31st 2009 by MIRA (first published 2009)
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Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After her mother walked away from her five children, Abby O’Brien Winters left the family home in Chesapeake Shores, Maryland and made a life for herself in New York City. She has a demanding, high pressure job on Wall Street, which destroyed her marriage, but left her with adorable twin daughters. Abby has always been the one to keep her family together, so when her sister Jess calls in a panic, Abby races home to Chesapeake Shores to help.

It turns out that Jess is fulfilling her dream of renov
May 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Rather predictable, but still an enjoyable read, especially for late night when you need something that I call an "escape book". I'm a little tired of these "formula books" a la most of Nora Roberts (girl thinks life is fine, is beset by challenges and/or dangers, encounters love interest who helps her solve said problems, resists growing feelings for said love interest, finally accepts her true feelings and lives happily ever after).

Abby, a successful Wall Street professional, is called back h
Jane Stewart
Pleasant story about family conflicts and relationships. Not very engaging, but ok.

A spread out family with a handful of conflicts among different family members.

The main couple:
Abby and Trace were in love fifteen years ago, but Abby left him to pursue a career in New York City. She now works for a brokerage firm managing investments for clients. She married Wes who divorced her. She now has twin daughters five years old. Wes loves the girls and sees them frequently. Abby comes to Ch
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
Jess O'Brien has finally found what she wants to do. She bought and restored the old Inn at Eagle Point. She'd hope that her family would finally see that she isn't the failure they think of her to be. She has ADD, and that is partly why she's in this mess. Another reason is that she believes she is the reason why her mother left all those years ago. The bank is ready to foreclose, and Jess desperately turns to her sister, Abby, for help. But Abby isn't prepared for whom she has to deal with fro ...more
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Edit : finalement c'était moins pire que je ne le pensais mais si j'ai aimé le fond de l'histoire, la famille , je n'ai pas réussi à oublier le chantage du début!

Pas fini mais j'avais juste envie de faire baisser la note de cette bouze où on essaie de nous faire croire que le fait qu'une ado ait laissé tomber son petit ami pour partir faire ses études est une raison valable pour qu'une fois adulte et banquier le mec en question menace la petite soeur de l'héroïne de lui prendre ses biens si l'h
Aug 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Me reading this book all started because of the new Hallmark series Chesapeake Shores. I fell in love with the atmosphere of the story and the O'Brien family!

I must say first the book is very different and the changes that were made in the tv show were the right ones. Trace mainly. He annoyed me in the book and I preferred him much more as a struggling musician from Nashville than a graphic designer/banker who lived in New York. What?!

In its essence the story is great. I love the family aspects
Nihan E.
May 14, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Karakterler sinir olduğum her huyu edinmiş, nereden okumaya başladıysam afakanlar bastı. Ki karakter anlatımı da çok kötü, dialoglar kopuk kopuk olunca bitiyor benim için.
I really liked the setting of this book, loved the explanation that the author had at the beginning, why she wrote such a crazy family. But I got tired of all the family dysfunction, it was always something and not contained to just one person. Jess drove mu nuts, she acted like a petulant child and what made it even worse was she realized this. Abby sort of drove me nuts too, she kept trying to be the perfect woman, still living up to her place in the family when her mother left. I loved Gran, ...more
Jenn O'Brien
May 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
I have had these three books by the same author sitting on my shelf forever. As part of my resolution, I am slowly chipping away at my To Be Read pile. Now I know why these books have been sitting there for so long. These are terrible. The characters are shallow, yet you feel like you are wading through muck to get through these things.
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
It wasn't one of my favorites - too much points of view and useless information. The main story didn't feel in the center of things and I can't say I loved the end.
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May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sherryl Woods / Aşka Şans Ver

Aşka şans Ver kah kıkır kıkır gülerek kah hüzünlenerek kimi zamanda ailevi ilişkilerimi sorgulayarak okundu bitti.
Hem sıcacık ailevi bir kitaptı hem de kocaman bir aşkın hikayesiydi.

Abby'nin geçmişte yaşadığı bir ilişkinin üzerinden yıllar geçsede,o zaman da başka biri ile yeni bir hayat kurmuş olsada... Bitmeyen, bitmiyor. Sadece unutuluyor. O geçmiş duyguları hatırlayıp hatırlamamak Abby'e kalmıştı. Tabi Trace'de hatırlaması için az uğraşmadı. Biryandan da kardeşi
An absoulutely wonderful heart warming read,loved each character

absolutely adored Trace Riley one of the best heroes and on my "favourite heroes list",such a good son a terrific brother and excellent business man,the way he makes way and fights for his sister Laila to achieve her dream job to be at bank(the Riley's are sexist to the core both hubby n wife,their thoughts is Man brings money-woman cook food and look at house)

Abby is such a optimistic and wonderful head strong character,she is a wo
Andrea Stoeckel
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up after I'd heard about Hallmark's new show debuting this month. I had forgotten two things: first, how welk Sherryl Woods writes, and second, how much I like contemporary romances that don't have " that I have your attention..." as their focus. This is a real family story; of how it broke apaet and how it might just come back together because of Abby, the sibling with some "wicked" smarts in business but is so closed around her heart's desire, she's almost forgotten ever ...more
Jun 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
I don't expect a lot from romances & I can be kind of picky, but the characters were SO one-dimensional! Jess's ADD was not a quirk, but a real problem. How could she get mad that people expected her to screw up, when she CONSTANTLY DID screw up.

5 siblings, huh? There just might be sequels.....
I started reading this book because I have started binge watching the tv series over the past few weeks. I love Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory in it, they do a great job and their characters are very likeable. Unlike their book characters. In the novel, I discovered I disliked Trace immensely. He is pushy, and manipulates Abby from the get-go. Being 32 years old, I would think that the man would be more mature than to seek petty revenge for something happening a decade earlier, especially stoopin ...more
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like thousands of others, I have fallen in love with the Hallmark Channel's Chesapeake Shores series. After completing just one season I knew I wanted to read the series. If you are a fan of the tv show, you will find many similarities in the books, but you will also find many differences. The characters are the same, and the basis of the story is the same, but many of the details have been changed for the tv series. Some of the changes I appreciate, some not so much. Saying all that, I can say ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the TV series which will start up again soon so I decided to listen to the series. Abby, one of the O'Brien daughters is the focus of this first installment and I love her feisty attitude and her rambunctious twins. But, I have to say my favorite character is the grandmother, whom the narrator brings to life with a delightful Irish accent.
Jo Pendolino
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book! The whole series is great!
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

A very sweet story, with a lot of different story lines and characters woven in. I enjoyed it very much.
May 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aşka Şans Ver- Sherryl Woods

Doğruyu söylemek gerekirse bu kitap hakkında pek de ümidim yoktu..O sıkıcı aile ilişkilerini işleyen bir roman zannetmiştim..Vee kitaba da öyle başladım..Ama 20-30 sayfa okuduktan sonra görüşüm tamamen değişti..
Goodreads sitesinde de 5/3,95 puanı Aşka Şans Ver 9 kitaplık bir serinin ilk kitabı...
Serilerin ilk kitaplarında genellikle karakterlerini tanımamız bakımından yazarlar daha detaylı yazarlar..Hikayenin kurgusunu okumak daha bir dikkat gerektirir..Bu hikayede
I really like this book, I absolutely love books with children in them. Watching mom or dad falling in love with someone new, who not only loves them but also the kids is great. Abby and Trace were a good couple, they were interesting to read about, not to mention the sisters. Jess in particular was fun, she really knew what she wanted and went for it with her inn, even if she was a little out of her league. But then again I guess that was what made it so interesting, watching everyone try and g ...more
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Sherryl Woods, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I felt like the characters were pretty well-rounded and relatable. The father Mick reminded me a bit of my mother in the way he buried himself in work to stay away from home. The character Jess with her ADD reminded me so much of myself. A lot of what she went through in the book is what I go through daily. Some readers are saying she was a whiny screw up, and maybe she was, but she came by it honestly and ...more
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Açıkçası kitap benim beğeneceğim tarzda değil. İki vermemin nedeni ise DEHB - Dikkat Eksikliği ve Hiperaktivite Bozukluğu - hastalığıma tekrar önem vermemi sağlaması. Bu açıdan bana yarar sağladığından ikiyi borç bildim. :) Kitap ilk aşıkları konu alıyor. Zamanında ellerindekinin kıymetini bilmeyip yıllar sonra birbirlerini bulduğunda bırakmayan bir çiftimiz var. Herşeyi tetikleyen olay ise Abby'nin annesinin o 17 yaşındayken evi terk etmesi.
Apr 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Oh my god, I hated this book. The characters were so unrealistic I wanted to cry. The way they jumped from emotion to emotion was just ridiculous. I highly doubt that someone would go from raging mad (view spoiler) to calm in about 2 minutes (view spoiler) ...more
Duygu Pınar
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Çok beğendim ya . İyi ki kördüğümden önce okumuşum. Çok güzel bir aileyi anlatıyor. Bağların eskiyip solduğu bir aile O'Brien , herkes ayrı yerlerde ve aile evleri Chesapeake onları tekrar bir araya getirecektir . Evin babasının eşiyle ayrıldıktan sonra 5 kardeşin aile içi ilişkileri , hayatlarını , aşklarını bir film gibi izleyeceğimiz bir kitap Aşka Şans Ver .
Abby en büyükleri olarak kardeşlerine annesini babasıyla ayrılmasından sonra da annelik yapmak zorunda kalmış , tüm sorumlulukları üst
Jun 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy alternating genres, from crime to fiction, to police procedurals, to romances, to historical reads. It enhances the pleasure of reading. Light romances are certainly part of my choices. The last Sherryl Woods I’ve read was quite a while ago I must admit, I either must’ve forgotten how I feel about her books or I have to conclude that my taste in light romance writers has rather drastically evolved, because I couldn’t enjoy this book. Don’t get me wrong, it was sweet, but also very generi ...more
Glenda Ricord
Jan 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes romances and small town characters
This book was not a mystery but more of a romance. I enjoyed it. I will read the other books in the series because I got to know the characters/family in this first one and have become interested enough to know what happens next. I didn't give it an A because it was very predictable and followed the plot of other romances that I've read.

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Jul 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Officially lost me when Abby admitted that she had subscribed to the Jenny McCarthy rule of vaccinations; "- at the time the thinking was that the MMR vaccine might overwhelm an immature immune system, and there was even a theory it caused autism. I didn't want to take the risk."


Jess was mopey and whiny and Abby was just annoying me before the whole vaccination thing (pet peeve of mine). The constant POV switches were also very grating.

Trace seemed like the only one who wasn't a jerk.
Jun 27, 2009 rated it liked it
When Abby returns to Chesapeake Bay to help her youngest sister save her Inn, she didn't realize it would be a life changing event. It starts with the bank. The only way the bank won't foreclose on the Inn is if Abby takes over the financials. Who's doing the ordering? Her old flame, Trace Riley. Though Abby married and divorced someone else, she never stopped loving Trace. Since he never stopped loving her, it's good timing. While I liked all the characters, I found the details wanting. Since I ...more
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, gekauft-2016, 2017
*** am 20.6.17 fortgesetzt

Am 9.10.16 abgebrochen. Selten so einen schlechten, oberflächlichen und klischeehaften Roman angefangen.
Ich hatte von Anfang an kaum Erwartungen, denn seien wir mal ehrlich: die meisten Frauenromane (Kitschromane) sind sowieso vorhersehbar. Der einzige Grund, weswegen ich damit angefangen habe war, dass es eine Fernsehserie gibt, die auf der Chesapeake Shores Reihe basiert. Ich gehöre zu den Menschen, die sich zuerst der Vorlage widmen, bevor sie sich die Adaption zu G
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