Woods continues the Chesapeake Shores series with a Christmas installment as book four. This tale is full of realistic situations, but woven throughout with things that come only once a year, from the miracle of Christmas. A sweet read perfect to enjoy again and again.

Mick and Megan O’Brien are about to get married for the second time. Mick wants the family together again and Megan has grown and forgiven past mistakes — including her own. Their adult children seem ready to embrace the new situation — except for Conner. He doesn’t want his father to be hurt again and finds it almost impossible to forgive his mother. Megan isn’t all that certain about the marriage either. She’s learned there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. How can they possibly make it work? But Christmas is the season of love and miracles, especially at Chesapeake Shores. (MIRA, Oct., 288 pp., $16.95)
Reviewed by: 
Linda Mae Baldwin