We’re celebrating the publication of bestselling author, Sherryl Woods’ new novel, LILAC LANE, which arrived in bookstores Tuesday.
No one writes about friends, family and home better than Sherryl Woods. Told with warmth and humor, Lilac Lane (Mira) is a brand-new story in her beloved Chesapeake Shores series, one readers all over the world have waited two years to read
At the heart of LILAC LANE is Keira Malone, who raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart, and after years of guarding her heart, finally finds love again. But that love is short-lived when her fiancé suffers a fatal heart attack. Grieving and unsure of what’s next, Keira agrees to move from Dublin to Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, to spend time with her daughter, Moira, and her new granddaughter, Kate, as well as to help her son-in-law, Luke, with his Irish pub, O’Briens.
Not wanting to live underfoot, she rents a charming cottage on Lilac Lane, replete with views of the ocean and her neighbor’s thriving garden—not to mention views of the neighbor himself. The neighbor is none other than Bryan Laramie, the brusque and moody chef at the pub, with whom Keira is constantly butting heads.
But things get real when Bryan’s long-lost daughter, whom he hasn’t seen since she was a baby, shows up out of the blue. As Bryan and Keira each delve into their pasts, reopening wounds, the rest of the town is gearing up for the Fall Festival Irish Stew cook-off, and making no bones about whose side they’re on. Is this a recipe for disaster … or a new chance for finding love?
I haven’t been fortunate to read the other novels in the Chesapeake series, but while reading LILAC LANE, I felt like a part of the O’Brien family. That small town feeling of everyone knowing everything about everyone welcomed me right into the thick of what was happening. All the characters were new to me, but apparently a few in this book are new to the series, so I felt right at home. Part of my family comes from County Galway, so I appreciated the Irish flavor. I have to go back and read the earlier novels in the series.
With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether in her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. Sherryl is best known for her ability to creating endearing small town communities and families. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 75 romances for Silhouette Desire and Special Edition.
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Thanks TLC Book Tours and Mira, you have a chance to win a copy of LILAC LANE. Tell us about the best friendship you’ve ever had and we’ll announce a winner next week.
Good luck. Have a lovely weekend.