Willow Brook Road book review


Willow Brook Road is the latest book in Sherryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores series. Technically, it is a stand-alone; however, so many characters make an appearance that having some knowledge of prior books helps keep it all straight. Fortunately, I have read (and enjoyed) a couple of the earlier novels.

As I’ve written before, I love stories set in small towns. The everybody-knows-everybody’s–business dynamic is particularly pronounced in this one since most of the town belongs to one family.

Carrie is the granddaughter of the town patriarch. She’s been jetting around Europe as the assistant/girlfriend of a fashion designer. When that relationship falls apart, she returns home at loose ends. What will she do with her life now besides babysit all the small children in her extended family?

While she’s trying to decide, a stranger in town crosses her path. Sam has been given custody of his late sister’s son.  His carefree bachelor existence is over.

It’s not much of a stretch to see that these two will get together. A side plot involving another family member keeps the plot from being too saccharine.

According to Woods’ web site, Chesapeake Shores is being made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Should be a winner.