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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mariah Stewart Narrator: Xe Sands Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chesapeake Diaries Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781452679150
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Some of Lucy Sinclair's best days were those spent growing up in small town St. Dennis-working at the family inn and enjoying summers filled with swimming, sailing, tennis, and the company of Clay Madison, her best friend. But Lucy's darkest day, the one that shattered her innocence with violence and fear, also happened in St. Dennis. And the town she once loved became the place she gladly left behind-along with the terrible secret she's kept for twenty years. While Lucy headed off for college and a career, Clay remained-more than satisfied with the life St. Dennis had to offer. But now, even after inheriting his family's thriving farm and starting up an organic brewery, he can't help feeling that something's missing. And when Lucy comes back to town to plan a celebrity wedding at the Sinclair family inn, she and Clay reconnect, and find themselves reevaluating their long-sleeping friendship that could blossom into something deeper. Like a bookend to those distant childhood days, this summer will be Lucy's chance to finally confront her hidden pain, make peace with the past, and plan her own whole new future. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Home for the Summer is a lovely visit to a familiar place with a number of recognizable faces.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Home for the Summer is a lovely visit to a familiar place with a number of recognizable faces. Romantic Times

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 AnneOK | 2/17/2014

    " I'm just about to give up on this series. There is entirely too much frivolous filler and not enough solid believable storyline. It took four books before we finally got Lucy and Clay's story -what a disappointment it was. Talk about cheating the main characters out of center stage! They spent more time apart than together and when they were together, most of that time was shared space with others. There was no feeling of a relationship growing between Lucy and Clay. Both characters made appearances in previous books and had piqued my attention from the beginning. Both were likable, interesting people with great potential for a captivating read. The author hinted at all the possibilities but chose not to write it. Even the ending was rushed and unromantic. This one was a major disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea | 2/17/2014

    " the ending was a bit rushed; overall it felt like I was dropped into the middle of an existing series. Sweet, enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 2/2/2014

    " I won this book in a giveaway, so glad I did. I love this series, but the book went by way to fast! I can't wait for the next in the series. Thank you, Mariah! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan | 2/1/2014

    " I couldn't get into this one at all. It just seemed terribly trite and predictable. I paged through reading a snippet here and there and put it into the bag to take to the used book store. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 1/20/2014

    " The one was the slowest in the series so far. I kept wanting something a bit more exciting to happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/16/2014

    " I am loving this series...I will be starting on the newest book soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jewett | 1/3/2014

    " I seem too have started this series with the latest one. Now I will go back and read the others since I really liked this one. I liked the characters and I loved all the descriptions which is the part I don't always pay a lot of attention to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Lenzini | 1/1/2014

    " Lucy and Clay have a great history. I was glad to finally find out why Lucy does not want to stay home. Now that she is home for good it will be good to see her fitting into the great town of St. Dennis when I read the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/14/2013

    " If you liked the others, you'll like this one, too. As always, I want to live in the lovely, (and fictional, I assume?), St. Dennis. Again, I could do without the attempts to "paranormal" it up. Does everything have to have a witch, vampire, or werewolf in it now? Feels forced. Please stop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 11/30/2013

    " Love anything that Mariah Stewart writes. Nice light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 11/11/2013

    " It was so nice to be back in St. Dennis on the Eastern Shore! This was a delightful light romantic book. Nothing exciting took place in the story, but it was a nice read overall. It was also nice to catch up on some the characters in St. Dennis, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 10/7/2013

    " My first Mariah Stewart book and overall I enjoyed it. I found it a bit slow moving at times, but was a nice story set in a charming small town with likeable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Opala | 5/26/2013

    " missed messages from beyond inthis book but great book otherwise "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Bradley | 3/21/2013

    " I liked this much more than I expected to. I was disappointed to realize halfway through that I was on book 5 of a series! So now I am going back to number one and starting from the beginning. This book did well as a stand alone though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/9/2013

    " Good book. Enjoyed every every book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 12/9/2012

    " My question is how long do we have to wait for the next edition of the Cheaspeake Diaries? I love this series and was glad Clay and Lucy are getting together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 9/20/2012

    " Another good, easy read in the lastest installment in the Chesapeak Diaries series. Lucy and Clay's story. "

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About the Author
Author Mariah Stewart

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including several novellas and the bestselling Truth series (Cold Truth, Hard Truth, Dark Truth, and Final Truth). She lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband.

About the Narrator

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a coveted Audie Award, and was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.