Nothing says summer like escaping to St. Dennis, Maryland with Mariah Stewart in her latest Chesapeake Diaries book. This year, she sends an author on a life-changing trip to St. Dennis in That Chesapeake Summer.
Jamie Valentine is a bestselling author, a media star with her books about leading an honest life. But, she's only a mourning daughter as she cleans out her parents' house following her mother's death. It's then that she discovers she may have built her entire career on a lie. She uncovers a letter from an attorney in St. Dennis, congratulating her parents on her adoption as a newborn. When she confronts her only remaining relative, her aunt confirms that her father wanted to tell her, but her mother could never bring herself to reveal the secret. At thirty-six, she doesn't know who she really is. While she waits for the state to respond to her request to open her records, she heads to St. Dennis to see what she can discover.
What Jamie discovers is the Inn at Sinclair Point, Grace Sinclair, the owner of the local newspaper who knows all the town secrets, and a man she could love. And, she discovers a charming town of unique little shops and welcoming people. But, will they still welcome Jamie Valentine if she uncovers one of the town secrets?
Grace Sinclair, with her unusual gift of knowledge introduces us to this story with her diary entry. The characters and the setting are appealing. There's always a problem, and a romance. So, welcome to St. Dennis, where the townspeople invite us into their historic town. It's a place for healing and romance. That Chesapeake Summer is as delightful as all the previous entries in the series.
Mariah Stewart's website is www.mariahstewart.com
That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart. Pocket Books. 2015. ISBN 9781476792576 (paperback), 384p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The publicist sent me a copy of the book when I agreed to participate in a blog tour.