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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Reunited with her boisterous great-aunt, Dallas wants nothing more than to leave her Hollywood days behind. And when she crosses paths with local veterinarian Grant Wyler, her high school summer love, she finds he’s everything she remembers, and more—and that the spark is still there. But Dallas’s promising new life takes a troubling turn when the unimaginable happens and she finds herself living a mother’s worst nightmare—and Emilio storms into St. Dennis to save the day, along with his damaged career. Trapped in the unwanted glare of the limelight once again, Dallas discovers that it’s coolheaded Grant who is willing to risk everything to protect her and her son, and to secure the future they were always meant to share.

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"The town and townspeople of St. Dennis, MD, come vividly to life under Stewart's skillful hands. The pace is gentle, but the emotions are complex in this touching charmer." —-Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345520357
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/27/2010
  • Series: Chesapeake Diaries Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 187,493
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Mariah Stewart

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband, their daughter, and their dogs.

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  • Posted July 15, 2010

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    an entertaining contemporary second chance at love romance

    Dallas MacGregor knows she has come a long way since moving to St. Dennis on the Maryland side of Chesapeake Bay from New Jersey back in 1983. She hated the change until she met and debated worms with Grant as she lived with energetic Great Aunt Berry just after her four years old sister died. In 2010 she has become an award winning actress.

    However, her wonderful Hollywood lifestyle is nuked when her soon-to-be-former spouse, movie producer Emilio Baird is involved in a sex scandal that causes a nightmare for Dallas as the tabloids investigate and bombard her with innuendos and deliberate half-truths and lies. Sick of the unfair furor and wanting to keep her son Cody safe from the feeding frenzy of the media nasties, she flees from Southern California with her child to Aunt Berry's abode where she remembers spending her happiest childhood moments. There she and veterinarian Dr. Grant Wyler soon meet and both understand deja vu as they still are attracted to one another. However, his performance is sidetracked when Cody and his new best buddy Logan vanish and a frantic Dallas panics. Emilio followed by the media storm rushes to Maryland in order to salvage his career by performing as the doting husband and concerned father. However, while he acts for the cameras, Grant performs in the field for the woman and her son he loves.

    The latest Chesapeake Diaries family drama (see Coming Home) is an entertaining contemporary second chance at love romance. Dallas is the star as the link between Hollywood and St. Dennis while the rest of the cast play second and third banana support roles. Although the comparison between a shallow Hollywood and a profound Chesapeake Bay seems exaggerated on each coast, readers will enjoy Dallas' coming Home Again.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    As with any of Ms. Stewart's books, I enjoyed this one immensely. She is a great story teller, and if you haven't read any of her books you are missing out on great stories. Give it a read!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

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    good

    home again chesapeake diaries book 2 by mariah stewart
    woman returns to her childhood home as her ex husband is caught online-something to do with nudity.
    child really suffers a lot through this as mom hopes a different location where nobody knows them will
    help.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

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    A Beautiful Continuation to a Fantastic Series!

    I absolutely LOVE Mariah Stewart! She has been a favorite author of mine for some time, when I read some of her previous works, including book 1 in The Chesapeake Diaries Series, Coming Home. Her work is emotional yet humorous at times, complex yet enlightening and her characters become your family. Her writing style is tender and filled with her passion to create novels that her readers will love.

    In <i>Home Again</i>, the reader is taken back to the Chesapeake area of Maryland (which I love because I was born in Maryland!). The reader gets a first hand look at Dallas' life. Sweet, sweet Dallas, bless her heart. She went through so much turmoil, both as a young girl, and later, as an adult actress in Hollywood. When things turn sour with her producer hubby, she seeks solace once again in the heart of the Bay in Maryland, with her great aunt. But, once there, she is reunited with her once best friend and sweetheart, Grant.

    I loved reading Dallas and Grant's stories. They are both written with so much personality and love and they flow perfectly with the plot line. I really loved them both! And, not to mention, Dallas' sweet son, Cody. Bless his heart, I really felt a motherly pull to him, too!

    I highly recommend this book to everyone. If you are looking for a good summer read this summer, then grab a copy of Mariah Stewart's 5 star book! It is part of a series, but it keeps the reader up to date so it's not overly confusing and could be read as a stand alone. I don't recommend it though, because books in a series are always best read in order, so the reader can savor each moment! I also had the pleasure to read book 3, <i>Almost Home</i>.....look for my review tomorrow!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2010

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    Does love really deserve a second chance or is it too late?

    Picking up just where Coming Home left off, Mariah Stewart takes us on the second part of our journey in the book, Home Again, part of the Chesapeake Diaries series. This time the story that takes place within the small seaside community of St. Dennis, involves Dallas MacGregor, a famous Hollywood movie star seeking solace among her friends and family while waiting for her divorce to be final from her husband Emilio, who has turned up in the tabloids with being seen with other woman in a sex scandal nightmare. Dallas takes her son Cody with her to St. Dennis after seeing that even she can't protect him from the rumors circulating about his father even at summer camp. She feels that they both can use a break while things simmer down in Hollywood.

    Dallas returns to her Aunt Berry's house, who herself is a retired long famous starlet from the silver screen as well, but since changing her last name, the press haven't been able to bother her in this small seaside town. Berry is delighted to have Dallas and Cody stay with her since she has been lonely for so long. After she herself gave up happiness and love since returning back to St. Dennis herself, Berry still finds herself remembering her long lost love, Archer and the memories of what could have been.

    Grant Wyler has also returned to St. Dennis after his divorce with his daughter Paige to take over the local veterinary practice. He shares a history with Dallas of a summer romance that lasted through their high school years only to find himself left broken hearted when Dallas left to find her life's passion in Hollywood on the silver screen, never looking back at what her life could have been with Grant. Since this is such a small town, odds are highly likely that Dallas and Grant as destined to bump into one another. Will the sparks from their past love still warm their hearts, or has the past really been left as water under the bridge? Read, Home Again by Mariah Stewart and find out!!! There is even another book coming out in the Spring of 2011 to continue this saga of love.

    I received this book compliments from TLC book tours for my honest review. If you are looking for a great summertime romance novel that will completely immerse you in the lives of a long lost romance, than this is truly a great book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Love this series!

    I am thoroughly enjoying this series of books. I just started the third one and it is like visiting with old friends! The stories build on the characters that you met in the first book. Highly recommend if you enjoy stories about family, romance (just enough) and small town life!

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  • Posted September 18, 2013

    Please keep your reviews quick, not the story line word for word

    Please keep your reviews quick, not the story line word for word a review should not be 3 or 4 paragraphs

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

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    Fun Read

    Chesapeake Diary Series #2 --More from the quaint town of St Dennis - this series involves Dallas MacGregor, a thirty-something, award-winning actress beloved by the public and bound for even bigger success and wants to write her own screenplay. 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.

    After arriving Dallas soon finds a haven in the small town living with famous Hollywood aunt with her son Cody who loves the town and develops friends at the library and a new dog. Of course, Dallas cannot wait to see the local veterinarian Grant Wyler, her old high school summer love--she finds the spark is still there and he is newly divorced. Lots of drama in the town, new romances, old romances from the past rekindled and of course the famous Miss Grace and her diary

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Recommend

    I really liked the people in this series! Wish I lived there!

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Highly Recommended, good read, check it out!

    I really enjoyed this book and the story, makes me want to live in St.Dennis, what a wonderful town with a nice homey feeling. The characters are wonderful also. Great story! I just started to read Series #3.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

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    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!

    This is the second book in the series. It is by far my favorite. I LOVE Dallas and Grant's love story, so will you.

    Oh.... You will definately want Berry to your aunt. She's great.

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