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Review and Giveaway - The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart

Title: The Chesapeake Bride

Series: The Chesapeake Diaries

Author: Mariah Stewart

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Rating: 4/5 Stars

My Review: I must confess that I adore this series. Each book in the series focuses on a different person who lives in the town of St. Dennis. The threads that pull the stories all together are the fact that they are set in the same place and that they all are about the starting and building of new relationships and new love.

The Chesapeake Bride focuses on Owen, a man who could never seem to settle down, and Cassidy, an architect whose determined to do right with the development of a sparsely populated island just off of St. Dennis. The story follows them as they try to deny their feelings and come together despite the circumstances.

One of the details I love about this series is that the characters from past books always make appearances and the details of where they are now and what they are doing pop up, like an old friend letting you know they are doing well. It’s nice not to have to completely say goodbye to a character when I finish one book and move on to the next.

I would highly recommend this series to anyone who likes light romantic reads with an emphasis on family and the importance of home.


Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens. Visit her website at, like her on Facebook at AuthorMariahStewart, and follow her on Instagram at mariah_stewart_books.


We’re celebrating The Chesapeake Bride and Summer 2017 with one giveaway for Driftwood Point, 10th in The Chesapeake Diaries Series by Mariah Stewart! The last day for entries will be Friday, September 22nd (the official last day of summer!) The winner will receive one copy of Driftwood Point. U.S. only, please. To enter just leave a comment that you would like to be entered.

Praise for The Chesapeake Bride, Book 11 in The Chesapeake Diaries:

“Stewart succeeds in giving both Owen and Cass a smooth blend of strength and vulnerability, and the setting of this heartwarming romance will draw readers in with its island-life charm.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Strengths: Noteworthy historical content; Engaging characters; Strong Romance; HEA…Measure of Love: Teaspoon…Mood: Poignant and lighthearted…Why You Should Read this: Definitely will appeal to readers wanting a strong romance. And the genealogy and historical aspects are a perfect addition to a pleasing story!”

—Heroes and Heartbreakers Women’s Fiction Best Bet for August 2017

“The Chesapeake Bride is a small-town romance which will leave readers wanting more of the charming characters and unforgettable story. I enjoyed this book so much that I am still running some of the scenes through my head, which shows how fantastic the story is. Another great read by an outstanding author. A Recommended Read!”

—Romance Junkies, Five Heart Review

“The romance is slow and sweet…the lack of unnecessary melodrama, angst, and over-the-top gestures makes this a refreshing contemporary romance between two adults who act as such.”

—Kirkus Reviews

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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