“Come on, Trace, be reasonable,” Abby pleaded. “I need to get back to New York. I have a job. Jess knows what has to be done. I trust her.”
“You’re her sister. I’m her banker,” he said. “Unless you agree to my terms, we’ll proceed with the foreclosure.”
He looked from Abby to Jess, then back again. “Well, what’s it going to be? Will I see you tomorrow?”
Book 1 in the Chesapeake Shores Trilogy
Abby O’Brien is a successful portfolio manager on Wall Street and the oldest of 5 siblings. When their mother left them it was up to Abby to take care of the family. The Dad, Mick, lost himself in travel for work and Gram moved in to help care for the kids. Now Abby must return home to Chesapeake Shores to help her baby sister, Jess. She has her twin daughters in tow and a torch for her lost love, Trace Riley. Trace is back in Chesapeake Shores due to a summons by his father, but finds he wants to stay when Abby shows up. He just has to find a way to keep her there. Abby and Trace are wonderful characters full of strength and love.
Although this is the central story, there is so much more going on. The O’Brien’s are a dysfunctional, but loving family and the town of Chesapeake Shores sounds like a great place to live or, at least, visit for a few weeks. We get to know the feisty Jess and melancholy Mick as well as the mother who left them all those years ago.
This was Abby and Trace’s story, but I am looking forward to the next installment about the O’Brien clan, Flowers on Main. I took this to Mexico and it was the perfect beach read. Now if I could only get back to the beach when the next one comes out next month…
Come back tomorrow for my interview with the author, Sherryl Woods.