Bree O'Brien's self-image is tied up in her work, so when her newest play flops, she is emotionally shattered. Returning to Chesapeake Shores to regroup, she rediscovers her love of flower arranging and impulsively opens a florist shop, only to discover that her first love, Jake, owns the best source of plants. While they struggle with past hurts and continued attraction, Bree's divorced parents also embrace a second chance at love. Woods continues to explore the issues dividing the dysfunctional O'Briens in the second installment of her heartwarming Chesapeake Shores contemporary romance series (The Inn at Eagle Point, 2009). Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.Review by Library Journal Reviews
Devastated when her last two plays flopped, writer Bree O'Brien leaves Chicago and heads home to Chesapeake Shores, MD, where her amateur floral-arranging skills save a wedding at her sister's inn. When she sees a vacant shop on her way home, she impulsively signs a lease and is on her way to becoming the proprietor of Flowers on Main. Unfortunately, the only floral supplier in town is Jake Collins, the man she left behind and now the man who wants her gone. Sparks fly in a lively tale that is overflowing with family conflict and warmth and the possibility of rekindled love. Second in the "Chesapeake Shores" series. Stunned and heartbroken when his medic wife dies in Iraq, paramedic Kevin O'Brien closes down his life in Arlington, VA, and brings his young son home to Chesapeake Shores in Harbor Lights. Family support and plenty of meddling abound, but, strangely, nothing seems right until he meets bookstore owner Shanna Carlyle, a woman whose baggage rivals, or even exceeds, his own. Warm, complex, and satisfying, this latest addition to the series sensitively and realistically deals with serious issues and satisfactorily resolves them. The series launched with The Inn at Eagle Point (Apr. ISBN 978-0-7783-2626-7. pap. $7.99), as Wall Street refugee Abby O'Brien comes into conflict with her old beau Trace Riley. Woods divides her time between Colonial Beach, VA, and Key Biscayne, FL. [Page 78]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
#1 New York Times bestselling author SHERRYL WOODS welcomes readers back to Chesapeake Shores in this special release of Flowers on Main—and watch the new series Chesapeake Shores on Hallmark Channel!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 herselfto 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 Shores, with her estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath. Jake Collins has plenty of reasons to want Bree out of his life, but none of those are a match for the one reason he wants her to stay: he’s still in love with her.Jake might be able to get past that old hurt if he knew Bree was home to stay, but is she? The only way to know for sure is to take a dangerous leap of faith.Don't forget to check out The Sweet Magnolias, another great series by Sherryl and a Netflix Original Series!