Chesapeake Shores is a lovely new Hallmark television series starring Treat Williams that will premiere this Sunday. Based on the novels by Sherryl Woods, Chesapeake Shores tells the story of a loving but fractious family who reunites after the father calls them all home. Chesapeake Shores is directed by Martin Wood and written by Nancey Silvers and Liam Fearnley. It stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, and Barbara Niven, according to IMDB.
Chesapeake Shores Hallmark TV Series Synopsis
Abby O’brien-Winters is a successful high-powered executive in the fast-paced city of Manhattan. Up until now, things have gone well for her. After leaving home for college, she did everything right. She married a man with a high-paying job, and she began working at a prestigious company. Abby and her husband bought a beautiful home and had lovely twin daughters, Carrie and Caitlyn. But over time the marriage fell apart, and now Abby is a divorced and unhappy workaholic who is returning to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores to face her past.
Once Abby arrives, she bumps into her high school flame, Trace. More than just a flame, they were once deeply in love and Trace, a talented musician who has also returned to the Shores to work as a contractor and to reassess his life, wanted to marry Abby until she abruptly left Chesapeake Shores. What Trace didn’t know was that because Abby was from a broken home, she felt she needed to create a stable life for herself, one that she didn’t think was possible as the wife of a struggling musician.
However, now that Trace and Abby have reconnected, and she begins to feel the warmth and charm of Chesapeake Shores again, she begins to rethink her life’s course and believes that she may have followed the wrong path.
Not only does Abby reconnect with her old flame Trace, she also gets to see the whole clan: Her difficult but hard-working father, Mick, her baby sister, Jess, who is opening up her own bed and breakfast, her other sister, Bree, and her loving grandmother, Nell, who kept the family in tact after Abby’s mother, Megan, left the family when they were young.
A Moving And Stirring TV Drama About Family
Chesapeake Shores is a series about family relationships and lost loves. It’s just the kind of heartwarming series that Hallmark audiences will enjoy. With all of the beautiful scenery in the TV series, many will wonder if Chesapeake Shores is a real place.
According to author Sherryl Woods, the answer is no. According to Goodreads, Woods stated that she usually makes up the locations in her books, and though Chesapeake Shores is not a real location, the Chesapeake Bay and the communities around it are real.
In addition to Abby and Trace: Who’s Who In Chesapeake Shores, according to Hallmark Channel.
“Mick is Abby’s dad, a stubborn self-made man and a successful contractor/developer who works long hours. His workaholism finally caused his wife, Megan, to walk out on him and their family.”
“Nell–The matriarch is warm, maternal and wise. Nell moved in and took over the rearing of the O’Brien brood. Throughout the decades, she has been the glue that has kept this fractious, fractured family together.”
“Megan–a beautiful woman who fled the responsibilities of her family when Abby was just 17 and left her husband Mick to deal with their large brood.”
“Jess–Abby’s youngest sibling is a bubbling, energetic young woman. Always in hot water, Jess has just bought a beautiful but dilapidated old inn that she intends to transform into a bed and breakfast.”
“Bree–Another of Abby’s siblings, is a charming neurotic and playwright who is as flamboyant as she is insecure.”
“Carrie and Caitlyn–Abby’s fraternal twins, are perfectly put-together young ladies who attend an elite private school.”
Hallmark’s Chesapeake Shores was filmed in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada. Tune into this dynamic new television series beginning Sunday, August 14, at 9/8 p.m. Central on the Hallmark Channel.
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