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  • Title: Home for the Summer
  • Author: Mariah Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780345531223
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback

  • New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.Some of Lucy Sinclair s best days were those spent growing up in small town St Dennis working at the family inn and enjoying summers filled with swimming, sailing, tennis, and the company of Clay Madison, heNew York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.Some of Lucy Sinclair s best days were those spent growing up in small town St Dennis working at the family inn and enjoying summers filled with swimming, sailing, tennis, and the company of Clay Madison, her best friend But Lucy s darkest day, the one that shattered her innocence with violence and fear, also happened in St Dennis And the town she once loved became the place she gladly left behind along with the terrible secret she s kept for twenty years.While Lucy headed off for college and a career, Clay remained than satisfied with the life St Dennis had to offer But now, even after inheriting his family s thriving farm and starting up an organic brewery, he can t help feeling that something s missing And when Lucy comes back to town to plan a celebrity wedding at the Sinclair family inn, she and Clay reconnect, and find themselves reevaluating their long sleeping friendship that could blossom into something deeper Like a bookend to those distant childhood days, this summer will be Lucy s chance to finally confront her hidden pain, make peace with the past, and plan her own whole new future.
    Mariah Stewart
    Mariah Stewart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty six 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 of the Golden Leaf Award presented by the New Jersey Romance Writers, Stewart was recently awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award which placed her in their Hall of Fame along with former recipients Nora Roberts and Mary Jo Putney very excellent company, indeed After having written seven contemporary romance novels, Stewart found true happiness writing murder and mayhem She considers herself one lucky son of a gun to have landed the best job in the world getting paid for making up stories At home In sweats and J Crew flip flops Could life be sweeter


    Anne OK
    I'm just about to give up on this series. There is entirely too much frivolous filler and not enough solid believable storyline. It took four books before we finally got Lucy and Clay's story -what a disappointment it was. Talk about cheating the main characters out of center stage! They spent more time apart than together and when they were together, most of that time was shared space with others. There was no feeling of a relationship growing between Lucy and Clay. Both characters made appeara [...]

    Jessica Alcazar
    OH, I was OH so bored reading this one! But I still love this serie3s and all it's characters as a whole. It seemed the book was more of 'The story of Lucy' rather than a romance novel. I guessed from the beginning what her tragedy was in her past because it was predictable. You read enough fiction and you tend to get these things quickly LOL Her back story wasn't dealt properly in my opinion. The only good thing done was that in her over-all life, she seemed to have moved past it except when sh [...]

    I hate that I'm having such a hard time with this series. It's so odd to me that I love the characters but have such a hard time getting through their stories.I'm sure one of the reasons for the plodding pacing of these books is the extra words. So many unnecessary words! This book is almost 400 pages and could have easily been less than 300. "Brooke started the van and drove to the end of Cherry Street, then made a left onto Charles." In no way did the route Brooke was taking have any bearing w [...]

    Didn't feel a lot of chemistry between Clay and Lucy and thought a lot of the event planning stuff got in the way of the story. Also, found the fact that the story would jump forward in time without any kind of notice a bit distracting*************************Lucy Sinclair is a successful wedding planner based in Los Angeles. She comes back to her hometown of St Dennis infrequently, claiming to be too busy with her business to come more regularly, but when she gets offered the chance to do a sec [...]

    This is part of the Cheaspeake Diaries series. Though well written, I think the plot of the story was very shallow and predictable. Frankly, the book was a big disappointment to me, as I have come to expect more from the author. Lucy has left the St. Dennis area, where she grew up, and is working as an event planner in LA. Her once constant companion Clay remained in the town and took over his father's farm. Both remain good friends. However, Clay has realized he is a bit closer to Lucy than she [...]

    I won this book through a Good Reads giveaway. I was really excited to read it since this is the first book I have won. I was expecting a fun, light, beach read. Unfortunately it fell short. I would probably give it 1.5 stars. The book was about Lucy, a successful event planner living in LA, who has returned home to the coast of Maryland to plan a wedding being held at her family's inn. Lucy is 35 and has not spent much time at home since something traumatic happened when she was in high school. [...]

    Crystal Clifton
    I give this story a 4 star rating I don't really read to many regular romance novels but this one had me pretty much hooked from the beginning the relationship between Lucy(LuLu) and Clay begins in their childhood as best friends . Lucy is a an event planner who has been asked back to plan an extravagant wedding for a town friend of her moms, Clay has been in love with Lucy for ever. This is a light hearted read and a quick read and very sweet. I believe most everyone would Love this story , I m [...]

    Another fast weekend read by Stewart. She paints a lovely picture of a town that anyone would like to visit, yes, even live in. I like the way she develops the romances between sometime reluctant partners. It is a world that when you are done reading the book, you wish you could go there.

    I couldn't get into this one at all. It just seemed terribly trite and predictable. I paged through reading a snippet here and there and put it into the bag to take to the used book store.

    I love a good love story / romance but I found this one to predictable and main stream. I also felt that a lot of the info was repeated over and over again

    Michaela Osiecki
    Well,I better get right into this review while the story is still fresh in my head. What a collossal disappointment. Miss Stewart- for shame!*spoilers ahead. Ye be warned!*Alright, so this little piece follows Lucy Sinclair - wedding planner extraordinaire - and farmer hick Clay Madison. These two couldn't be more different from each other or more oddly paired if you tried. I didn't get a sense of real chemistry between them at all. Lucy is very much a modern gal, workaholic type living in L.A. [...]

    Some of Lucy Sinclair's best days were those spent growing up in small town St. Dennis--working at the family inn and enjoying summers filled with swimming, sailing, tennis, and the company of Clay Madison, her best friend. But Lucy's darkest day, the one that shattered her innocence with violence and fear, also happened in St. Dennis. And the town she once loved became the place she gladly left behind--along with the terrible secret she's kept for twenty years. While Lucy headed off for college [...]

    As a family drama, I would have given this 4 stars, but it was supposed to be a romance which there was little of.I still love the town of St. Dennis, all it's characters and businesses. It's charming. And I loved the job descriptions of all the details that needed to be taken care of. It made the story more real.The dialogue got too wordy sometimes. Guys just don't talk about their feelings with other guys, or most anyone for that matter. Overall it was an enjoyable book, but not a great romanc [...]

    Rated 3.5, also posted at TBR Mountain Range.If you enjoy sweet, contemporary romance with career-oriented characters, then this story is a perfect one to try. It's one of the better written stand-alones within a series that I've read. A contemporary romance, HOME FOR THE SUMMER is Mariah Stewart's fifth book in her THE CHESAPEAKE DIARIES series. New to the series, I didn't have any trouble at all getting to know the characters and if anything, reading a book in this series out of order only mad [...]

    Jacqueline Seewald
    I enjoyed the previous novel I read by this author and so looked for another. Home for the Summer is a well-written romance novel, but might have benefited from a bit of pruning, particularly in regard to the event planning business.

    Carol Rankin
    Home for the SummerGreat surprises and action. Love galore. Characters are all in the surprises and every one were meant to happen especially.

    3.5 stars. I had not read any of the previous books in the series so as a "stand alone" it was a decent bedtime read.

    Ada Iaboni
    This one had a little drama but mostly it was another sweet story of the wonderful little town of St. Dennis.


    Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    There is a reason for Lucy Sinclair to stay away from her childhood home in St. Dennis, it simply holds too many memories she wishes desperately to forget. It's also a reason she hasn't told anyone and doesn't plan on it if she can help it. If only the nightmares didn't keep her up all night and her mother didn't want her to come home for the holidays more. Being a successful wedding planner as a joint owner in her own company Shaefer & Sinclair, she stayed more than busy in her office in Lo [...]

    Romancing the Book
    Reviewer: RobinSource: NetGalleyRobin's review was first posted at Romancing the Book's blog.As soon as Lucy was able to she left home and never looked back taking with her a secret she would rather keep locked away. Twenty years ago something happened that shook up Lucy's safe little world and not wanting to ruin the lives of anyone she has kept it hidden. Although she never told she is always aware of what happened, carrying with her the secret and nightmares that go with it. In the process sh [...]

    My Rating: 2.0Obtained: Through First Reads I have heard about, and seen, Mariah Stewart's romance books around for a long time, so when I won a First Reads giveaway for her book Home for the Summer, I was elastic. I couldn't wait to find out why everyone loved her. To my surprise, I didn't really like Home for the Summer. The main reason why? There was barely any romance. Home for the Summer is labeled as a "contemporary romance" book. However, in Home for the Summer, there is rarely, if bare [...]

    First ReadsI won a copy of HOME FOR THE SUMMER in a giveawayI really enjoyed reading this book. It was a very sweet romance novel, and a clean romance novel (not too graphic). The read was very quick, and Stewart did a wonderful job of connecting all the dots flawlessly. I loved all of the characters, especially Lucy and Clay. They were so sweet. I was "team LuLu" and "Clay Pot Head" all the way.The only thing that I thought would really add to the novel would be (view spoiler)[ expanding on the [...]

    Julie Barrett
    Home for the Summer: The Chesapeake Diaries by Mariah StewartLucy Sinclair originally from St. Dennis s returning to the island to plan an elaborate wedding. She holds many secrets that we will learn about as time goes on.Clay Madison has always stayed on the island and is happy with his decisions. He runs the farm, organic crops and he wants to venture into a brewery, raising his own crops for that.Now that Lucy is back from the east coast, the wedding at her familys inn everybody that has a we [...]

    I received this through the GoodReads Giveaway.I have not read anything from this author before, so I did not have any expectations for this romantic story.It was very easy to read and it was not really necessary to read previous books to become acquainted with the characters.I enjoyed the details of the town and the interesting people that inhabit it. The minutiae of event planning was a bit overdone, I would have rather have known more about how residents really felt about Lucy & her role [...]

    Sweet story, with all the conflict kept in the backstory. Heroine Lucy is an event planner whose mother wants her to come home and work for the family inn, but she can barely spend the night there without nightmares. Hero Clay is a farmer saving the family farm by planting vegetables for local restaurants and growing organic. He and Lucy were best friends in childhood until she pushed everyone away while in high school, just when he was realizing he wanted to be more than buddies. She's come bac [...]

    After the promising start I had with this series, I must say I'm deeply disappointed. This book centers on Lucy and Clay, which we already know from the previous books. I was so excited for their storyline, but deepy disappointed by the time I reached the last page. There is some serious lack of romance in a book labeled as "contemporary romance". Lucy spent most of the time away from St. Dennis, and on those pages we got a very detailed description of a wedding Lucy was planning (even though it [...]

    Jenni Simon
    I received this book as a LT Early Reviewers copy. Usually I don't pick up books that are part of a series. I feel like I have to read all the books before or after a certain title and I don't like the repetition of reading an entire series. However, this book was a little different. Like many books in a series, this one was set in a small town with many characters, who's back stories I hadn't read. Fortunately the author filled in the gaps enough that I could pick up on who was who. This was a [...]

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Home for the Summer through , and I really enjoyed this book. Home for the Summer was the first book that I have read by Stewart, but it definitely won't be the last. I absolutely loved the world she created in St. Dennis making it a perfect destination for the reader's imagination to visit. I could practically picture the wonderful shops as well as the inn and practically taste the delicious sounding cupcakes and ice cream. Stewart did an amazing job at devel [...]

    This book should be titled "Life of a hotshot wedding planner in St. Dennis". Most of the book is of Lucy interacting with other small town folks and since I did not read other books in the series I kinda feel other readers may enjoy revisiting or reading about heroes and heroines of the previous books. But I feel as a romance Clay and Lucy were shortchanged. They are apart most of the book and even when together in the same town she was busy with planning weddings and catching up with other fol [...]

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