Friday, February 7, 2014

Down By the River Banks {Giveaway}

At The River's Edge by Mariah Stewart
: January 28, 2014 by Ballantine Books
Series: The Chesapeake Diaries #7
If you go back and read my reviews of the other books in the series, you'll find them all eerily similar. But that's a good thing because you know exactly what to expect this these. Girl with cute girly profession (wanting to open a restaurant) meets a guy with a strong masculine profession (owner of a landscape company) and falls in love. Then there's the question of who is the one moving and starting over in a small town; this time it's actually both of them.

Now that this is my third book in the series I'm loving that I'm able to recognize certain characters. It's so fun to be able to peek back into their lives and see what's changed. Although this shouldn't be a deter if you haven't read earlier books. I actually started this series with #6, then read #1, and only now am reading #7. But as a warning if you pick up this book, you will want to read more to find out all the other back stories.

If I have any major complaint with this it's the cover. Which is funny because I actually really like how dreamy and romantic it is. I just hate that it doesn't match the rest of the books in the series. Even more the title doesn't match the others either. I realize it's a silly thing to complain about, but still, it obviously bothered me more than I should have.

I'm definitely happy to have had the chance to read this book, and I think it's the perfect escape. You can't help but feel transported to a little beach town in the spring which is exactly where you want to be this cold winter. Yes, you know what going to happen, but you're still not going to want to put it down till you see exactly how it will all play out.


If this book piques your interest, it's your lucky day because I have one copy to giveaway! (In the US only.) Please enter using the rafflecopter form below.
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Disclosure: I was provided this book through TLC Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.

Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. Thanks for alerting me to a potentially interesting new series, even if I can enter your giveaway :)

    1. If it's any consolation I'll be hosting a second giveaway next week that IS open to my Canadian readers!

  2. I'm always looking for a new series to try. This one looks good - I'll have to check it out!

  3. This book sound wonderful. Would love to win it.

  4. I would love to win because I enjoy reading pretty much anything. It is a hobby of mine. :)

  5. " You can't help but feel transported to a little beach town in the spring which is exactly where you want to be this cold winter." Oh YES PLEASE! I'm ready for summer at this point. :)

    Thanks for being on the tour!

  6. I LOVE that you always make time to read. Even though I am not working right now, I always end up doing something else(um... like sitting in front of this computer!) and I always regret not taking the time to sit down and read.

    1. I remember being in school and wishing I could be a "gown-up" so I could spend all my free time reading. Of course now that I am, I don't spend nearly as much time as I would expect doing so. But I do make a point to read on my lunch break, and force myself to get off my computer an hour or so before bed and read then. Sometimes it is hard to find time, but I guess it's something I try to make a priority.

  7. I'd love to read this because this is an author I haven't tried but have wanted to for a few years!