THE SUMMER GARDEN
Charming characters combine to create the interfering, yet lovable, O’Brien family. Though there is some predictability to the plot, this is a satisfying, heartwarming conclusion to the Chesapeake Shores series. Woods shows us that while finding one’s way in life, it is critical to seize what is important.
Having returned from vacation in Dublin, Luke O’Brien wants to make a name for himself amidst his successful family. He plans to open an Irish pub in Chesapeake Shores. He’s taken aback when Moira Malone arrives. While they had a casual fling in Dublin, Moira is unsure of where things stand with Luke. Luke cares for Moira, but is he ready to commit to a long-term relationship? (MIRA, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)