Image of On Sunset Beach: The Chesapeake Diaries


Image of On Sunset Beach: The Chesapeake Diaries

Stewart’s newest addition to her Chesapeake Diaries series features the picturesque setting and charming characters fans love, but remains perfectly accessible to new readers. The gentle pace of the love story feels just right for this unlikely couple and gives readers time to meet them as individuals before investing in their mutual story. The supporting characters and well-crafted subplots add extra layers to this engaging story. Excessive exposition in the dialogue slows down the plot, especially at first, but this is still a winning addition to the series.

Art gallery mogul Carly Summit is poised to shock the art world by unveiling a collection of paintings by a previously unknown 20th-century artist. When Carly is forced to move her premiere from Manhattan to St. Dennis, she finds herself going toe to toe with Ford Sinclair, temporary editor of the local newspaper. Ford has recently returned from six years in Africa, where he saw the worst of the world, and can’t figure out Carly’s indomitable cheer. Carly, however, sees a man in need of caring, despite his bluster. But when scandal erupts in St. Dennis, will Ford be there to care for Carly? (BALLANTINE, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bridget Keown