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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods

Author: Sherryl Woods
Source: Planned Television Arts
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Mira; 400 edition (March 29, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 077832947X
ISBN-13: 978-0778329473


Single mom Heather Donovan's dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O'Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son's father, Connor O'Brien. His parents' divorce and his career as a high-powered divorce attorney have left him jaded about marriage.

Then everything changes. Will the possibility of a future without Heather make Connor look at love and his career differently? Heather's just about given up on her old dreams—of love, of family and especially of Driftwood Cottage, the home she secretly wishes were hers. It's going to take a lot of persuasion—and some help from the O'Brien family—to make Heather believe that some dreams are worth fighting for.


It has been a long time since I have read a book by Sherryl Woods.  I remember that she was one of the first authors I started to read in the romance genre back when I was a teen.  I remember how this author can create such vivid backdrops for the characters to dwell in.  With this new book,  I remembered all the reasons why I loved her writing.

While I love the characters and the attention to details,  I was a little disappointed at all of the family that was involved in the story.  At times, I wanted them to fade into the background so the focus would solely on the main characters. Some of the story drags at times, but once it picks up it does get fun and interesting.  While the storyline is predictable, I still enjoyed reading about Heather and Conner.

While it isn't my favorite book by this author, it wasn't a bad book.  It was mediocre in story, but full of family and romance fluff.  A great book to pass the time with, but not one I would reread again unless I need a refresher in the series.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more!



Blogger Patti (Book Addict) said...

I think I gave this book 3 stars as well - I would have liked more focus on the h/h too. And I wanted to yell "I get it already, he doesn't believe in marriage" a few times, lol.

July 13, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Cindy (Oodles of Books) said...

I have never heard of this author, and although this one doesn't sound like its for me, it sounds like its quite good. Too bad it didn't live up to your expectations. Great review :)

July 13, 2011 at 11:20 PM  

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