Friday, February 11, 2011

"Flowers On Main" by Sherryl Woods: Review


Borrowed From B&N.

Overview - 

Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores Series #2)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: April 2009
  • Publisher: Mira
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 400pp
  • Sales Rank: 25,645

Synopsis

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 herself to 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.

My Opinion: This is the first book I've read by Sherryl Woods. It started off quite well, drew me right into the story. I was introduced to characters, and learned  a bit of their background. This was the second book in the Chesapeake Shores series. 
This time we get to know Bree, the middle sister. Bree and her ex-boyfriend, Jake are struggling to get their relationship ironed out. And, as if their struggles to find their way back to each other aren't complicated enough, Bree's mother, Megan, and her father, Mick O'Brien, are busy sorting out their own very contentious relationship under the watchful eye of everyone in the family and in Chesapeake Shores. 
Even though I was drawn into the story in the beginning, their struggles and misunderstandings began to get on my nerves. I think the novel was a bit to wordy, it got to the point that it was very predictable as to what Bree and Jake would do next, and all their fights and misunderstandings were just to many. I was glad when the story was over. 
I gave it 3*** because it was an OK read, but not a favorite.
I own this book.

2 comments:

  1. It does sound good, but too bad it was too wordy.

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  2. Sorry you didn't enjoy this one more, Gigi Ann.

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