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  • Title: Coming Home. by Mariah Stewart
  • Author: Mariah Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780749958343
  • Page: 431
  • 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.In the wake of his wife s murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI and everything else to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world But after yearNew York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.In the wake of his wife s murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI and everything else to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world But after years in seclusion, his sister s wedding draws him to St Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay Though he swears he isn t interested in finding love again, Grady can t ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton.Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St Dennis is the best decision she s ever made Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople She s made friends, has a home she loves, and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she left behind The last thing she s looking for is romance, but the hot new man in town is hard to resist And when Vanessa s past catches up with her, Grady finds that he s unwilling to let her become a victim again As together they fight her demons, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesn t always have to hurtNUS This edition includes an excerpt from Mariah Stewart s Long Way Home.
    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


    4.25/5I've always loved Mariah Stewart's heartwarming love stories. And this is another book from her that brought me such enjoyment. Despite being a bit slow-paced at times, this was a very nice and pleasant read. It was sweet, beautiful, touching, and emotional. I enjoyed reading this one a lot.

    I love Mariah Stewart’s writing style and her flexibility with it. Will this be a suspenseful book with romance, or romance with a twist of suspense to keep things energized? Well, it doesn’t matter to me which way it comes, because I loved Coming Home. I thoroughly enjoyed the romance and that it flowed naturally. It helped whenever back story was mentioned, in case you missed her earlier “Last” series. I do love when an author finds characters that can be brought back!!! It was a wonde [...]

    I wish I had known before I started reading this series that there was a trilogy that preceded it (The "Last" trilogy). There are so many references to characters in these other books that I spent the first hundred pages wondering if I'd picked up the wrong book in the series after carefully checking that it was the start of The Chesapeake Diaries. My main comment about this novel is that it reads like a soap opera: The plot focuses on a group of core couples, with a bunch of supporting characte [...]

    Trisha W.
    I loved this book. This is the first book I have read by Mariah Stewart and it will not be my last. This is the first book in the Chesapeake Diaries series. This was one of those romance novels that you did not want to put down. I could have read 400 more pages of this book and not been sick of the characters. The character of Grady sounds like my dream man. A rough and rugged cowboy who has a soft and caring heart, especially when it comes to Vanessa. A woman who has made bad choices growing up [...]

    Did this book bore you? It did for me. Usually when I read something terrible, I can basically get it done in less than two days and give a long-winded speech on how it fails at romance and how it is degrading to feminism, etc. etc. etc.So you get the point. I gave it three stars because the author gets brownie points for stating:"What's pathetic is a man who is so small that he has to hurt someone else in order to feel like a man." (p. 202). In this case, I'm glad she brings up abuse and tackle [...]

    Author: Mariah StewartFirst published: 2010Length: 4968 kindle locationsSetting: Contemporary. St Dennis, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.Sex: Explicit. Infrequent.Hero: Former FBI now wilderness guide.Heroine: Owns clothes store, Bling.Trigger: Domestic abuse and spousal abuse.Includes: excerpt from Home AgainIt wasn’t the best written book - internal monologues and some other parts of the narrative were stilted - but it was an enjoyable story.Strong links to other series but still stands well enoug [...]

    When Vanessa Keaton's escapes an abusive marriage, she returns to the only place she has ever really called home. Whilst Hal is not really her stepfather any more, he and her half brother Beck have never treated Vanessa as anything other than family after she was dumped on their doorstep by her neglectful mother Maggie. Now, she has rebuilt her life. She has a successful dress boutique in the small town of St Dennis called Bling, she has friends and she is happy being single.With Beck getting ma [...]

    Andrea Guy
    Anyone that likes Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods or Robyn Carr, will love this book. Coming Home is the first book in The Chesapeake Diaries series by Mariah Stewart. It is part romance and part suspense, but really it is a story about relationships and families.The story takes place in St Dennis, a small town on the Chesapeake Bay. This book helps to set up the next two books in the trilogy. In this book you are introduced to all the key players. The focus of this book is Vanessa and Grady. Bot [...]

    This is a book I won on the FirstReads giveaway. I received it yesterday, and then, when I started it last night, I couldn't put it down.It's a good story by Mariah Stewart.This is a predictable romance story. I could have predicted what would happen and why. What I liked about it was one of the main characters, who had bad things happen in his life, didn't have the "WOE IS ME!" attitude. His philosophy of "I did what I could, and I couldn't change certain things. Let's move on" is something mo [...]

    3.5 stars for the novel. 5 stars for Xe Sands' performance. She did an excellent job voicing Mariah Stewart's characters. I particularly enjoyed the subplot of Maggie and Hal. I'll look for the second book in the series.

    Michaela Osiecki
    I'm not really a big fan of the summer beach read types of books that the Chesapeake Diaries series falls under, often because they play into tired old heteronormative tropes and enforce toxic gender roles, but I digress.My boss lent me the entire stack of books in the series, so naturally I began with the first one. The romance was predictable and a little too cliche for my taste, but I enjoyed the character of Grady - who just wanted a quiet life doing the nature thing after a painful and hard [...]

    Ada Iaboni
    I thrilled that I actually started a series from the first book! This rarely happens to me, since I buy books on sale at libraries, flea markets and from anyone that has used book.I've also been getting more and more of them from the audio books, so that I can listen to as I drive.Anyway, this book was very nice. A nice story of support and friendliness and caring and finding love in a small town that is also coming back to life.I'm listening to some of the next sections of the series.

    Shelley Lawrence
    3.75 starsThis was a sweet, fun first book in a series. It was light and entertaining, and just what you need sometimes. I will echo what others have said that it's clearly a spin-off from earlier series and the author alludes to previous stories frequently. It would have been helpful to know that before starting out, but it can be read on it's own as well.

    Jessica Adams Austin
    Enjoyed this sweet romanceThis was a sweet romance that had a little mystery thrown in. I wish there had been an epilogue or a little more of the couple together, but overall it was an enjoyable read.

    A little too folksy; not enough action or intrigue for me.

    Kirsten Hollan
    Easy little beach read, perfect for what I needed

    This was such a fun, quick summer read. Love the main characters and the setting. (Didn't love all the talk about "figures" in the start.)- that didn't take away the enjoyment of the rest!

    Quick enjoyable read. It's another series that refers to the characters in that first series.

    This book was recommended to me in one of my groups. The point of the recommendation was to introduce an author I have never read before. This author fit the bill.The story started out good. Grady comes to small town, USA to walk his sister down the aisle when she marries Beck. Grady has lived in the mountains of Montana since the death of his wife. Beck's half sister is Vanessa who moved to the same small town a few years earlier after putting her abusive ex in prison. There is Hal, Beck's dad, [...]

    CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
    This is the perfect book to read on the beach or by the pool because there is little to no thought required with this book.Everything is spelled out and ordered and there are very little surprises.That doesn't mean this is a bad thing. Sometimes you just want a fluffy fiction book. This book suffered from a few things, lack of a built up backstory, little tension between the leads, too many switches of POV to Hal, not enough Steffie and Beck, old-fashioned dialogue (what thirty something says "O [...]

    Vaness Keaton has been living in St. Dennis. a small town on the Chesapeake, for three years now since she escaped an abusive marriage. She owns her own home and boutique; two things she thought she would never have. Life is finally okay thanks to meeting her half brother Beck and his father Hal who takes Vanessa under his wing and helps her regain a self of self- respect. There is no one special in Vanessa's life and that's the way she plans to keep it. As she too well knows, there are no fairy [...]

    Laura de Leon
    My previous experience with Mariah Stewart has been with her romantic suspense novels. The (absolutely beautiful) pastel cover on this led me to expect something much more sedate. The cover copy left me unsure: "sister's wedding", "peaceful town" both go with the quieter story, "FBI", "victim again", "fight her demons" all led me to think there might be more of an excitement factor.The book was both, and they worked together very nicely for me.At its heart, Coming Home is a book about people in [...]

    I downloaded this book for free from my library. Somehow, it got stuck in the section entitled "historical romance". First, it isn't historical. Second, while it reads like a romance, it is on the border of chic lit. It also involves a lot of big, heavy, themes such as domestic violence, grieving widowers, and two generations of people falling in love. The backdrop is a town in the midst of revitalization, a lot of people who get along really well for a small, gossipy community. One of the major [...]

    Tia Bach
    Love isn't always a bed of roses, and both Grady and Vanessa fully understand that. Neither is looking for love. In fact, they both avoid it. But there's nothing like a wedding, especially between two people who are a wonderful match, to bring out the possibilities.Vanessa lives in a charming town, one that gave her a new lease on life. Years ago, she found a brother, Beck, there as well as a man who became like a father to her. Grady left town to leave behind his own demons, but he's back for h [...]

    When I first read The Long Way Home I loved the overall story, but hated the feeling of coming into the series in the middle. It wasn't that I was confused, but more that I wanted to know all the back stories of all the characters. Which is why I was really looking forward to this one, so I could start from the beginning.Except, as I soon realized, while this is a first of a series, it's a spin off of Mariah Stewart's Last series. So I still felt like I was missing a back story, which was disapp [...]

    Mariah Stewart is a new-to-me author and I'm super glad I gave her a chance. The mixture of romance, family bonds, friendship and mystery was perfect in this book.Ms. Stewart did a wonderful job of introducing the reader to key people in the small town of St. Dennis without it being overwhelming. And all of the residents of this small town are so charming. I'm really interested to see where the possible magic/herbalist storyline will go through the other books in the series.I'm also thinking the [...]

    Julie Barrett
    Coming Home by Mariah StewartLike this series and catching up on the older books.St. Dennis, MD on the shores of the Chesapeake. Vanesssa runs the Bling shop and her brother Beck is the local cop.His wife to be is in Montana hoping to get her brother to walk her down the aisle to Beck.The book also follows the life of Mia's brother, Grady. he's left the FBI after the death of his wife and he's settled in over the years.He agreed to the family week long event before Mia's wedding. I loved hearing [...]

    Cover blurb:A man who's sworn off love,a woman haunted by her past.When fate offers them asecond chance, will they take it?With all that fluffy pinkness, is there any reason for me to expect anything else?This one was cute. I wasn't really in the mood for this genre (romance with a dash of suspense), but once I started reading, I enjoyed it. I totally saw the bad guy coming from a mile away. I obviously didn't know his name, but I knew his relationship to his victim as soon as the prime suspect [...]

    Immediately I realized that there were previous books with the majority of the characters in the book (including the hero, Grady). That always frustrates me, especially since this book is the first in a new series. After digging a little, turns out that there are three to five books including the Mira, Grady, Andy, and then several with their cousins. Also, the author has decided to change from romantic suspense to more romance and light rather than dark due to a few deaths in her family. It def [...]

    I might be overly critical of this book because St. Dennis actually exists.  It's a lovely little town on the Eastern Shore called St. Michaels.  The description of St. Michaels was spot-on, as was  the story about the town extinguishing all the candles to foil British troops during the war of 1812. Since I've been to St. Michaels more than a few times, I got really hung up on things that weren't right.  Things like calling the Bay Bridge "the bridge over the Bay." Nope. It's just "the Bay B [...]

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