An O'Brien Family Christmas (Chesapeake Shores Series #8)

An O'Brien Family Christmas (Chesapeake Shores Series #8)

by Sherryl Woods
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An O'Brien Family Christmas (Chesapeake Shores Series #8) by Sherryl Woods

Dating Matthew O'Brien—a playboy and a younger man—cost Laila Riley her career and her parents' respect. A high price, even for love—and when Laila decides it was just a fling, she breaks it off, despite Matthew's objections.

But the O'Brien family has other ideas, and they conspire to get Laila to join them on a Dublin holiday. It's a great time to get away from it all, but Laila has reservations about the trip. Matthew's bound to be there, and she's far from immune. What if she can't resist temptation?

Meanwhile, the O'Briens are in an uproar over matriarch Nell's unexpected romance with an old flame. Will she follow her heart despite the risks? And will Laila discover that some risks are actually once-in-a-lifetime opportunities?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778312703
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Series: Chesapeake Shores Series , #8
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.48(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

With her roots firmly planted in the South, Sherryl Woods has written many of her more than 100 books in that distinctive setting, whether in her home state of Virginia, her adopted state, Florida, or her much-adored South Carolina. Sherryl is best known for her ability to creating endearing small town communities and families. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 75 romances for Silhouette Desire and Special Edition.

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An O'Brien Family Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
I have read all Sherryl Woods's books. They are hard to put down. Can't wait to read the next.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
What a great story makes for a charming christmas. The O'Brien family is all going over to Ireland taking Nell and all the extended family thier for two week visit. Laila own brother is going with his wife and two stepdaughters. Her best friends are going with thier families. Even her exboyfriend is going Mathew. Laila has been staying away from everyone scince her fight with her father and quiting her job at the family bank. Her friends try and convince her to come so she won't be alone for Christmas. Mathew would not mind he had wanted to propose to her in Ireland and even get married thier while on vacation. It was not his idea to break up. Laila has gone through a lot of changes and she still wants Mathew but doesn't see away for them to be together. Especially with her older than him. Finally Laila decides to go and Mathew promised no sex or pressure if she goes. Mathew wants to show her that their can be more to their relationship than steamy sex. Nell at 80 is seeing her old boyfriend Dillion before she went back to America and got married. Her three sons are thier with thier wives and children and grandchildren. I have not read any of this series but I would love to go back and read them. It is a charming family with lots of issues and lots of love. Its fun to see all the couples and hear little bit about what they went through and changes they have in thier lives now. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read quite a few of her series and this one is one you want to just keep reading to get to the end. I can't wait to see the next one in her series the characters are so real and very heart warming. She has a way of making you chuckle at what happens yet not want to quit reading till the end.
GHott More than 1 year ago
This is one of those series that you can pick up in almost any book and not feel like you’re missing something – but still want to read more. It’s also one of those books that has all of the fun and magic of Christmas inter-mingled with the love and scheming of a closely knit family. It's a bit steamy but not more than an older teen could handle.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
An O'Brien FamilY Christmas by Sherryl Woods Laila Riley's father ran the bank. She used to have a job there til she hooked up with playboy Matthew O'Brien. Now she will work at the Inn doing their accounting The whole family each had their turn at talking to her to get her to change her mind and go with the family to Ireland for Christmas. It finally worked and she just loved Ireland and how Matthew was the tour guide and knew so much about the country. All of them would show up, 1/2 of them in the first batch. Other half in a few more days. Love how throughout the whole book I am updated on the other members of the families and their lives as it's all intertwined. I know I've missed a few in the series but I can kinda catch up with them anyways. Love how the scenery is described, makes me feel like I'm on the trip with them. And Nell, the leader of the O'Briens meets up with an old boyfriend while in Ireland and they spend some time together and even have a coming of the clans-a huge dinner party. One rebellious woman has been settled by one of the O'Briends much to everybodys astonishment. Even though some in the family thinks there will be a wedding in Ireland there are just too many problems and obstacles to overcome with Liala and her father. Crackers-all right! Love those things! Ah the Christmas Blessing, what a treat! Wow, always something going on: Christmas morning announcements: a wedding, one is expecting a baby, donating gifts to the less fortunate, and another wedding in the works. i rate this book a 5 for all the down to earth things that occur, just wish I had a fairytale wedding day.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Matriarch Nell O¿Brien wants to spend Christmas in her beloved Dublin, she hasn¿t been since she was a girl and her entire family want to make sure it happens, she also wants to put her matchmaking to work for her grandson Matthew and Laila Riley. Laila Riley gave up her dream job of working in her father¿s bank after the explosion that was her announcement of being involved with Matthew O¿Brien, her father was not happy not just because he¿s younger but because he¿s a known rake and rascal and decided Laila¿s judgment is flawed because of her choice. So what¿s a girl to do other than storm out, quit her job and as a direct result break it off with the man who if truth be told takes her far out of her comfort zone. She¿s been invited to Ireland for the O¿Brien family celebration, but how can she go knowing that Matthew will be under foot the whole trip and she¿s not sure she has the willpower to resist him. Matthew O¿Brien never wanted to break up with Laila, he loved her and still does and wants nothing more than to convince her that he is her one and only and in spite of the interference of his family he¿s bound and determined to make this happen, but first he needs to get her to Ireland. Let the games begin is a perfect description of this mêlée called a family holiday with many different personalities and opinions it makes one wonder if Dublin is big enough for all of them. Ms. Woods does herself proud with this classic tale of Christmas love, what little girl doesn¿t dream of her prince charming and what big girl hasn¿t dreamt at least once of being a Christmas bride or at least finding a certain bling under the tree. The characters are all old friends from her previous catastrophic O¿Brien family sagas with a few new ones to shake up the plot. The love story is also classic, two people who are reunited and will bring a tear to any romance lover¿s eye. Ms. Woods also brings us the sights, sounds and smells of an Irish Christmas scene and I swear I could smell the evergreen and see the lights blinking in the windows, she also gives us an easy to follow and fast paced dialogue. The love scene is pretty smokin, but in a very veiled and indistinct way and will not offend any reader. All in all it¿s the perfect start to the most written about holiday. Will they ride off into the Irish sunset, oh me dearies for that you¿ll have to read the book. Thank You Ms. Woods for an enjoyable read, a memorable romance and a breathtaking journey to the Emerald Isle.
danniecran16 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this author's first book in the series with Inn At Eagle Point. I liked that this story picked up on the parents who had divorced but I felt that Ms. Woods missed a grand opportunity to show a couple in mid-life or later life exploring passion and romance again. Instead, we got stories about the rest of the family members. So I rate it as so-so. It honestly didn't intrigue me as I kept wanting and/or expecting much more.
danniecran16 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this author's first book in the series with Inn At Eagle Point. I liked that this story picked up on the parents who had divorced but I felt that Ms. Woods missed a grand opportunity to show a couple in mid-life or later life exploring passion and romance again. Instead, we got stories about the rest of the family members. So I rate it as so-so. It honestly didn't intrigue me as I kept wanting and/or expecting much more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this series about the O'Brien family. I have read every one and did not want the last one to end. I hope she writes more of these. These books are difficult to put down and it seems as though you become a part of their family.
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songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
This book was just alright for me. It had an interesting storyline. The main couple had a great idea of focusing on their relationship instead of sex. So instead of detailed sex, they just thought about it and either talked about it or tried to talk the other one into it. I found it annoying and distracting. The other sub-stories were pretty light and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i ENJOY READING THIS SERIES
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Awesome series wish there was more
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This was a nice reminder of how love and family make the holidays so special
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