Chesapeake Diaries

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 849 ratings

Coming Home Publisher's Summary

In the wake of his wife's murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI - and everything else-to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sister's wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isn't interested in finding love again, Grady can't ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton.

Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St. Dennis is the best decision she's ever made. Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople. She's made friends, has a home she loves, and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she left behind. The last thing she's looking for is romance, but the hot new man in town is hard to resist. And when Vanessa's past catches up with her, Grady finds that he's unwilling to let her become a victim again. As they fight her demons together, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesn't always have to hurt.

©2010 Marti Robb (P)2012 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Coming Home

    • Chesapeake Diaries Series #1
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    In the wake of his wife's murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI - and everything else-to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sister's wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isn't interested in finding love again, Grady can't ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Graet New Series from Audible

    • By casey on 08-25-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Home Again

    • Chesapeake Diaries Series #2
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Dallas MacGregor is living the Hollywood dream. At thirtysomething, she's an award-winning actress beloved by the public and bound for even bigger success. But when her soon-to-be-ex-husband, producer Emilio Baird, is caught in a sex scandal, Dallas's charmed life turns tabloid nightmare. Determined to shield her young son, Cody, from the ugly uproar, Dallas seeks refuge in sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland-the Chesapeake Bay town where her happiest childhood days were spent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chesapeake Diary Series

    • By Fran on 09-06-12
    • Chesapeake Diaries Series #2
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 08-27-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Almost Home

    • Chesapeake Diaries Series #3
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    When she was young, Steffie Wyler always knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life: 1. Make ice cream. 2. Marry the coolest boy in town. 3. Live happily ever after. These days, Steffie is the proud owner of One Scoop or Two, a wildly popular ice cream parlor. But the cool guy left town right after high school, before they could scratch the surface of their mutual attraction to see what, if anything, lay beneath.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Hometown Girl

    • Chesapeake Diaries Series #4
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Life was always just about perfect for Brooke Madison Bowers. She was the prettiest, most popular girl in small-town St. Dennis, Maryland. She was prom queen, a local pageant star, and the pride and joy of her loving parents. She even married the man of her dreams. But the promise of happily ever after fell to pieces when her husband was killed while serving in Iraq. Brokenhearted and longing for the solace of better days, she returns to the idyllic world of St. Dennis, and the familiar comfort of the family farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By ddd on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Home for the Summer

    • Chesapeake Diaries, Book 5
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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 20 years

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment in a good series

    • By Torlundy on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • The Long Way Home

    • Chesapeake Diaries, Book 6
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything other than a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home - even her fiancé, who's jailed as her father's partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Light Summer Read Set in Coastal Town

    • By Judith D. Collins on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 7

    • At the River's Edge

    • Chesapeake Diaries, Book 7
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    After taking stock of her life, Sophie Enright has decided it's time for a break. Between a law career that's become criminally dull and a two-timing boyfriend she's done with once and for all, Sophie desperately needs some time to think and some space to breathe. The perfect place to do both is easygoing St. Dennis, Maryland, where Sophie can visit with her brother while she figures out her options. Once in St. Dennis, she discovers a shuttered restaurant and makes a bold move that is also a leap of faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good calm listen

    • By Mary N. tighe on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 8

    • On Sunset Beach

    • Chesapeake Diaries, Book 8
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Carly Summit grew up wealthy and privileged in a tiny Connecticut town, opened her own gallery in New York City, and is about to make art world history displaying previously unknown works by a prominent 20th-century painter. No wonder she possesses a can-do attitude that can't be soured. Ford Sinclair is another story. A military career in war-torn Africa, where he witnessed unspeakable violence and suffering, has left him haunted and deeply cynical. Now he's looking for a way to forget and a place to belong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Threads in Life

    • By Kathy on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 9

    • That Chesapeake Summer

    • Chesapeake Diaries, Book 9
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Jamie Valentine is the wildly successful author of self-help books advocating transparency in every relationship. But when her widowed mother passes away unexpectedly, Jamie discovers that her own life has been based on a lie. Angry and deeply betrayed, she sets out to find the truth - which may be in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Typical but nice read

    • By Elsinore on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 10

    • Driftwood Point

    • Chesapeake Diaries, Book 10
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Up-and-coming artist Lisbeth Parker finally has a chance to show the folks back home what it means to leave Cannonball Island and make something of yourself. As a native whose stubborn father forbade her from befriending townies, Lis always felt like an outsider in St. Dennis. So while her work is on display in the local art gallery, she records her ailing centenarian great-grandmother's stories of the island's rich history and spearheads a fight for its survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a magical series

    • By Haveenoughstuff on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 11

    • The Chesapeake Bride

    • The Chesapeake Diaries, Book 11
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers. Newly divorced, she's focused on building ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay for her father's construction company. Traveling to Cannonball Island - where there has been no new construction in nearly 100 years - Cass is sensitive to the heritage of the island and has come up with plans so perfect she's determined to buy a home for herself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointed

    • By shirley on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $18.89

  • Book 12

    • Dune Drive

    • The Chesapeake Diaries, Book 12
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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 she was better off without him. Returning to her ancestral home on Cannonball Island, she reboots her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef at Blossoms, an up-and-coming restaurant. 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, Chrissy’s certain she can keep him as a friend....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good story in the series

    • By Haveenoughstuff on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $22.67