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The Chesapeake Diaries, Book 12
Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
Series: Chesapeake Diaries, Book 12
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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This Story Is Sweet

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New York Times best-selling author Mariah Stewart returns to her beloved Chesapeake Diaries series with a charming beachside romance that is “everything you love about small-town romance” (number-one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy). 

Always believing she was an ugly duckling, Chrissy Jenkins thought she had finally turned into a swan when her real-life Prince Charming swept her off her feet. But as his true character began to crack his perfect facade, Chrissy realized that not only was she better off without him, but that she was the only one who had the power to transform her life. 

Returning to her ancestral home on Cannonball Island for a family wedding, Chrissy is reintroduced to a legacy she’d all but forgotten. In choosing to stay on the island, she reboots her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef at Blossoms, an up-and-coming restaurant in St. Dennis. But despite her newfound self-confidence, she still doesn’t trust her taste in men. So when she meets Jared Chandler, a handsome ship salvager staying at the inn while he conducts a nearby recovery operation, Chrissy’s certain she can keep him as a friend - even though he’s everything any woman would want in a man. As fellow newcomers, together they discover the charm of the historic bayside town and explore the idyllic island. 

But when Chrissy agrees to be Jared’s date for his father’s wedding, they embark on a weekend that will find them each seeing the other in a completely different light, one that will change their lives forever....

©2018 Mariah Stewart (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Another good story in the series

I really enjoy the interconnected stories of the Chesapeake Diaries. The characters are full bodied and each plot is different. I sill really miss narration by Xe Sands. She made voices much more authentic than Joy Osmanski does. The poor narration takes a little something away from my enjoyment. The characters’ voices all sound the same.😕

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I love Mariah Stewart

I always enjoy these books. Well written well read! Hard to stop listening to it.

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  • jill
  • Spring, TX United States
  • 03-27-19

Can’t finish it.

Why oh why change narrators in the series? At least get a new narrator with a knowledge of dialects. This was very painful to listen to.

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Still struggling w/narrator

Xe Sands started this series and she was AMAZING with different character voices. Her “Grace” & “Ruby” were perfection, men sounded like men instead of petulant teenagers and women sounded strong and sexy. I’m sure the current narrator has much talent but she has pretty much ruined this series for me. This story has been least favorite... rather than lead female making you feel compassion, frankly, I was just annoyed. It has been a fabulous and fun series, but it’s going downhill.

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Beautiful story

I had followed and listened to many of the Chesapeake Diaries through the years with a excellent narrator. This narrator was disappointing and the voices ran together. Her high pitched squeaky tones made the story very hard for my listening pleasure. After awhile I purchased the book and read. The story was great and learning how the other Islanders were woven in this chapter of family and friends of Cannonball. The story was beautifully written and flowed well as the older families from earlier episodes mentioned. For future audio books of this series of the Chesapeake Diary books (if it is continued) please return to Xe Sands .