I devour Mariah Stewart’s books—I really do. Reading the Chesapeake Diaries is like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket with the occasional tiny hint of perfectly rendered suspense. Few authors can do both of those so well, and Chesapeake Diaries always delivers. Mariah’s latest, The Long Way Home, follows a privileged young woman named Ellie Chapman whose good fortune comes to an abrupt halt when her dad is revealed to have run a ponzi scheme. Ellie escapes to St. Dennis on the Chesapeake Bay where she tries to quickly sell her mother’s home only to learn that the house needs a ton of improvements. In swoops in a handsome contractor named Cameron O’Connor who has his own secrets—and who doesn’t love a hot guy in construction?