Almost Home by Mariah Stewart
(Chesapeake Diaries, Book 3)

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This is another warm romance that is as sweet as ice cream and just as perfect for a relaxing spring day.


New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.

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. Steffie’s made a great life for herself in St. Dennis, but true love has never come knocking.

Wade MacGregor left for college in Texas and remained there to start a successful business with his best friend, Robin Kennedy, but he’s always felt something was missing. Then life throws him a curveball: A third partner has robbed the company blind, and Robin has died—but not before entrusting Wade with a precious secret. Now back in St. Dennis, Wade’s determined to do whatever it takes to protect his friend’s legacy—and to figure out, once and for all, if the sparks that fly whenever he’s with Steffie are just temporary fireworks or the lights in the window leading him home.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mariah Stewart's Long Way Home.

“Warm romance that is as sweet as ice cream and just as perfect for a relaxing spring day.”—Parkersburg, W.V., News and Sentinel

About Mariah Stewart

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Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and their dogs amid the rolling hills and Amish farms of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she gardens, reads, and enjoys country life.
Published March 22, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Apr 21 2011

Warmth oozes from the pages of this tender romance and is the ideal tonic for driving the blues away!

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The romance between the couple, the realistic conflict, the mystery and of course the ice cream shop...are all definite positives for me. The perfect town and a story filled with too many characters from previous book turned out to be negatives.

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Reviewed by Deborah C Jackson on Apr 21 2013

ALMOST HOME is the third installment of Mariah Stewart's Chesapeake Diaries. Even though the story can stand alone, Ms. Stewart has delightfully pulled characters from prior stories, and that is the hook. She delivers. Enjoy.

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Reviewed by Amy Phelps on Apr 04 2011

This is another warm romance that is as sweet as ice cream and just as perfect for a relaxing spring day.

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