TLC Book Tours: Lilac Lane by Sherryl Woods
At the heart of Lilac Lane is Keira Malone, who raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart, and who, 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. It’s Kitchen Wars meets This is Your Life—a recipe for disaster…or a new take on love?
You won’t want to miss this epic return to Chesapeake Shores, a place we’re betting you’ll want to stay forever.
Read what others on the tour are saying about the book here!
Lilac Lane is the epitome of a small-town romance, Hallmarkesque story. From this book alone, it is easy to see why the books have been made into a series on the Hallmark Channel. It has everything one would expect, from the adorable meet cute to the happy ending and all of the sugary sweet stuff that takes place in between.
I have never read this author's books before nor have I seen the TV series, but Chesapeake Shores and Lilac Lane are places I would love to visit. The ocean breezes and the familial atmosphere are just the ticket to an escape from the crazy world. It's a bit too perfect, but whatever! It's fun to imagine what such a world would be like! The wine glass is never empty and hearts are always full of love.
I didn't realize Lilac Lane was the 14th(!) book in the series, but I was able to jump right in and feel like a part of the story. It didn't blow me away, and I didn't think it was quite as "epic" as the blurb leads one to believe, but nevertheless, I enjoyed the clean and sweet romance. I'm definitely considering checking out the TV series too!
~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~
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