TLC Tour & Review: Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart

Posted 3 October, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

***Stay tuned Friday, October 7th, for a special guest post from Mariah in conjunction with the tour!***

Title:Hometown Girl
Author:Mariah Stewart
Series:The Chesapeake Diaries, #4
Publisher:Ballantine Books
Release Date:September 27, 2011
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Rating:5 Books

About the Book:
Life was always just about perfect for Brooke Madison Burke. She was the prettiest, most popular girl in small-town St. Dennis, Maryland, a prom queen, local pageant star, and the pride and joy of her loving parents. She even married the man of her dreams. But the promise of happily ever after fell to pieces when her husband was killed while serving in Iraq. Brokenhearted and longing for the solace of better days, she returns to the idyllic world of St. Dennis, and the familiar comfort of the family farm. Surrounded by her loving family and friends, she’s determined to build a new life, complete with her own cupcake bakery. She’s equally determined never to fall in love again.

For Jesse Enright, life has been a challenge. A fourth-generation attorney, he’s spent his life fighting to escape the shadow of his irresponsible father. Now he’s moved to St. Dennis to run the family law practice, and he’s ready to find the right girl, get married, and settle down. But his carefully laid plans go out the window when he meets Brooke and finds himself caught between the unbreakable law of attraction and Brooke’s resolve to go her way alone—despite the undeniable feelings Jesse stirs in her. But just like catching lightning in a bottle, is it possible to fall head-over-heels, heart-and-soul in love all over again?

About the Author:
Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and their dogs amid the rolling hills and Amish farms of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she gardens, reads, and enjoys country life. She is currently working on the next book in her bestselling Chesapeake Diaries series.

Connect with Mariah on her website,, and on Facebook.

My Review:

Summers over. Officially. It saddens me. It truly does. But with the end of summer, comes some great new books, one of which is Mariah Stewart’s latest release, #4 in her Chesapeake Diaries series, Hometown Girl. After reading the first 3, I knew I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. With this one, Mariah brings all her great Chesapeake characters along with the cozy feel of Fall and Halloween.

Brooke Bowers, former St.Denis prom queen,is back home after the death of her husband, who was killed in Iraq. She and her son Logan are living with her mother and brother. She’s vowed that she only has one soul mate and he died in Iraq while fighting for his family and country. Determined to make it on her own with her son, she opens her bakery and doesn’t date anyone past the first date.

Then comes Jesse. Jesse moves back to St. Denis to accept a position in his family’s law firm. He’s out to prove his worth and that he’s nothing like his father. He certainly can’t deny the attraction he feels for hometown girl Brooke, yet she won’t allow herself to love him, or any one else, again. But, Jessie has grown to love her son Logan, and her. Will he be able to prove to his family, and the hometown girl, that he’s not his father and he is worthy?

I’ll stop there with that little teaser. I will tell you this: it’s a one day read! It’s THAT good! I love the way Mariah makes her readers the heart of the story. She grips you and sends you straight to the center of St. Denis, and each character becomes a part of you, becomes your family. When you close the cover of this GREATASTICALLY FANTABULOUS( I have fun creating fun words for awesome books!)5 Book worthy novel, you’ll reflect on life, you’ll reflect on the wonderful characters, and more importantly, you’ll reflect and try to guess when the next installment of this phenomenal series will release! Hmmmm…I think a Christmas one would be absolutely PERFECT! Well done, Mariah!

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